ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

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ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

We debate origins of the Universe, life, Earth, humans, religion, atheism, using common sense, evolution, cosmology, geology, archaeology, and other sciences, to repel biblical creationism and other religious beliefs.

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The portrait is Charles Darwin, age 31, in 1840

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Ancestral humans had more DNA

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Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on September 15, 2012 at 6:23am

Yes quite so, Joan, Idaho and Ken.

By the way, are you on Facebook?

If so, you are welcome to join me at

http://www.facebook.com/terence.meaden

Comment by Ken Allen on September 15, 2012 at 6:13am

That Hubble ultra deep field photo is one of my favourites.  Really puts perspective on how insignificant we are in the universe.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 5, 2012 at 11:32pm

ATTENTION!

 Curiosity will be landing on Mars Aug 5th, 10:31 PDT (1:31 EDT Aug 6th)!  Watch it from JPL Live here:

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/nasatv/

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 5, 2012 at 12:15pm

Thanks for the astounding Hubble Ultra Deep Field image Joan.

It's hard to comprehend what that image shows:  There are 10,000 lights in that image, most of which are galaxies.  Light from some of them has been traveling about 13 billion years.  Thats how they looked just about one-half of a billion years after the Big Bang.  

That image was the result of 260 hours of exposure.  The dark spot that Hubble looked at to get that image is so small, that it would take a million years to image the entire sky at that resolution.

The universe is an amazing place, and scientists are discovering amazing things, despite all that religion can do to put the brakes on those discoveries.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 5, 2012 at 1:09am

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 5, 2012 at 12:58am

Hubble Telescope Video, What an exciting time to be alive! So much time and space; you and I are part of the whole thing. 

Comment by Plinius on July 14, 2012 at 3:15am

Thanks for the picture Napoleon! It makes me feel so powerful.. :-)

Comment by Larry Smith on July 9, 2012 at 1:03pm

Lillie Fluer.....What Little research I have read is that the Round Stone Mayan Calendar does end. They used a base 13 for counting. The calendar ends because they ran out of numbers and would have had to start all over again. That is if they had survived that long. See

http://www.webexhibits.org/calendars/calendar-mayan.html

But I could be wrong.......duhno

Comment by Lillie on July 9, 2012 at 9:44am

James, not only are they clueless but proud to be clueless.

Comment by taslima nasrin on July 9, 2012 at 2:07am
 

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