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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Neanderthals, Denisovans and ancestor X

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 7. 3 Replies

The evolution of work

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 12. 61 Replies

Has man evolved?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by John Elder Jun 18. 5 Replies

The Probability Of Being

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Johns Hopkins Receives $125,000,000 to Fight Cancer

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky Apr 1. 2 Replies

A new theory explaining the origins of life?

Started by Donald L. Engel. Last reply by Donald L. Engel Mar 31. 5 Replies

Map of Archaic Ancestry

Started by Qiana-Maieev. Last reply by Joseph P Mar 29. 5 Replies

Homo Erectus food processing

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 19. 1 Reply

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Comment by Joseph P on June 10, 2016 at 8:54pm

@Don

Including when I told him to go fuck himself?

Comment by Don on June 10, 2016 at 7:31pm

As an observer from the start, I have to say the members here handled the situation with admirable tolerance, generosity, and personal integrity.  The guy was an aggressive, manipulative, accusatory jerk, somebody who was trying to use sympathy and guilt to work the group entirely for his own narrow needs and wishes.  He had not even bothered to make friends here or to get to know anybody.  The spectacle was infuriating at moments, but it ended well enough, even if it seemed to go on too long. 

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on June 10, 2016 at 6:50pm

In my world we pay for what we want, & if we can't afford it, WE GO WITHOUT! We do not start begging for things to be handed over to us, especially from strangers.

He asked for my phone number twice, which I refused both times, & he still wanted me to take his resume around for a job in Canada. It does NOT work that way.

We have taken in thousands of Syrian refugees LEGALLY, who will need jobs after their language lessons, as well as places to live.

Comment by Alan Buchanan on June 10, 2016 at 5:56pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9biM_ZfIdo sorry guys, my sense of humour takes over on a Friday night, this youtube link shows the dangers of dealing with strange requests for assistance.

Comment by Alan Buchanan on June 10, 2016 at 5:34pm

Guys , Sorry i have been having a tough time in work lately and really have not been paying attention to this site and the discussions. But a quick glance here seems to show that some of us are getting involved in discussions with a Nigerian member requesting things be sent!!!! Alarm bells folks, next thing will be pin numbers and account numbers. Cut and run, don't do the Christian thing, it will all end in tears. Can we not block any suspicious content, im sure there must be a facility, or are we enjoying the game, maybe i have missed the point.  

Comment by Joseph P on June 10, 2016 at 1:17pm

@Joan

What he was doing wasn't technically spamming, but it's a vaguely similar activity which gets filed under the same heading as spamming.

Spamming doesn't just involve e-mail anymore.  In a public forum like this, it's a similar activity to that of the e-mail thing.  Basically, it's pasting the same message over and over and over and over and over again.  I'm sure you can see how that's classified as spam, the same as the e-mail, just in a slightly different forum.

What Dominic was doing was Flooding, which is similar to spam, in that it's a mass of messages by one person, one right after the next.  The difference is that with flooding, it isn't the same message over and over again.  It's distinct but similar, so it generally gets grouped with spamming, within website ToS lists, as it is here on Atheist Nexus.

It also gets inaccurately called spamming, sometimes, as happened here.

@Qiana

Ah, yeah.  You mentioned that elsewhere, too.  The same attitude was present in his last message to which I responded, on this wall.

He's not "buying my excuses," since another person in America sent him things.  :-D

I didn't make a single excuse.  I obliquely made it clear that I wasn't going to do what he wanted and gave him the reason why I wasn't going to do so, before directing him to more reasonable resources.  Yeesh.

Well, at least that is all done, and I should freaking drop the subject, myself.

Okay, back to evolution and abiogenesis.  What have you guys got for us to talk about?

Comment by Joseph P on June 10, 2016 at 12:54pm

Yaaaaaay, Richard!!!  Good cleanup, man, if you're reading this.  ^.^

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 10, 2016 at 11:18am

 I highly recommend  Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Looming Blue Ocean Event? in the group Eco-Logical: A Group for Environmentalists to all Atheist Nexus members. She does an outstanding job of giving us the most up-to-date information from credible sources. 
We have problems now as individuals. We have even greater problems as citizens of the Earth. Pay attention!
Let each day be filled with happy thoughts and actions. We might as well enjoy the ride on Earth as long as it supports life. 

Comment by Susan Stanko on June 10, 2016 at 7:41am

You aren't scolding?  You want people to drop everything to help you and then get angry when we don't but, you aren't scolding?

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 10, 2016 at 4:11am

This conversation has become about as distasteful as any I have read in all my years on Atheist Nexus. I understand Nigeria was a British colony. That implies to me that the resources of Nigeria were taken out of the country and the people were not compensated for their loss. That said, I do not accept responsibility for the history of that

That said, I do not accept responsibility for the history of that resource rich nation. I have compassion for the people and hope that the people of Nigeria find their way to a healthy nation, politically and economically, With wise leadership, Nigeria can become a prosperous nation. 

Dominic, you can be a part of the development of Nigeria. The past cannot be undone. The future is up to the citizens. Instead of scolding atheist for not giving what you want, perhaps you can be a part of what is possible for Nigeria and you. 

"Nigeria lies on the cusp of greatness, having natural and human resources in abundance and with an economy that has boomed in the past decade, growing by some 7% annually. This, in turn, means that it has the potential to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and lift millions of people out of poverty. But the role of the private sector in delivering these goals will be critical. Chart_of_UN_Sustainable_Development_Goals

 

 

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