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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Comment by George on December 3, 2011 at 4:05pm

@ Chris  Dodds - no doubt because the looked like dinosaurs?

Comment by Chris Dodds on December 3, 2011 at 3:32pm

I've got a question that has nothing to do with religion and more to do with biology and the common person's lack of education in the subject.  Why is it that Dimetrodon is commonly associated with dinosaurs?  They weren't related.

Comment by Carol Smith on November 21, 2011 at 12:28pm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karl-giberson-phd/creationists-and-yo...

Creationists Drive Young People Out of the Church

Comment by Marc Draco on November 21, 2011 at 11:35am

Or, put another way, a shark is a fish whereas the cetaceans are mammals.

Comment by John Jubinsky on November 20, 2011 at 4:04am

We have to be careful not to excuse cruelty because of this lest we make ourselves vulnerable to it. A great white shark is still a great white shark not a dolphin. 

Comment by Raina R. on November 15, 2011 at 7:03pm
Comment by Marc Draco on November 7, 2011 at 2:59pm
Isn't it amazing how many America A list celebrities follow that ridiculous religious cult - many of the others are active in Scientology.
Comment by Joseph P on November 2, 2011 at 10:57am
Yeah, you'd be amazed how much thought goes into the most flippant-seeming joke that a good comedian tells. A slight difference in phrasing ... a slight reordering of the sentence can be the difference between funny and not.
Comment by Stephen McMahon on November 2, 2011 at 9:16am

Actually ... yeah.  "Hobbits" works better than "orcs".  Not only more familiar but sentence rhythm, snark factor ... just everything.  Better.

So, I've officially recommended the change, to "hobbits", to the committee for ostracizing delusional Randy-Boys&Girls by all means possible.

And, because there is nothing more boorish & stupid (well ... perhaps anti-abortionists?), I would never, ever, EVER go to any discussion of objectivism (i.e. puerile greed & selfishness) or the utterly idiotic Ayn Rand - even if you paid me. Thou$and$.

Comment by Joseph P on November 1, 2011 at 3:13pm
Eh, not as good of a punchline. Allowing the audience to make mental leaps of that sort makes it more enjoyable for them. Joke-Writing 101: never over-explain a joke. 'Hobbits' is fine.
 

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