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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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Comment by Rudy V Kiist on November 29, 2009 at 1:13pm
What I find interesting is people are more concerned about the debatable effects of pollutants on climate change as opposed to the actual poisons themselves that are actually poisoning us and our environment. And if you want actual "proof" of that just go to the rivers and oceans and test them. Or up to the Tar Sands in my province and take a look at the lakes where all the sludge and poisons have "accidentally" been spilled out leaving behind dead lakes and thousands of dead waterfowl as happened earlier this year. And those are the ones that happen to be stumbled upon by 3rd parties.

Although, I do admit, many people here don't have much sympathy towards GW either when we hit our inevitable -40 degrees in winter with minus 50 to 60 wind chill. Although that weather did seem more common when I was a kid and had to walk to school uphill both ways (^_-)
Comment by Marc Draco on November 29, 2009 at 10:46am
GW is part of a chaotic effect that the whole system is engaged in all the time. Some trends we can see, others are more difficult. We're not in a closed system and that makes things tricky for the best scientists.

Trouble is, like evolutionary theory, there are a lot of interested parties who don't want it to be true. Many of the naysayers are fro the right wing, you'll note.

Something is happening but the cause isn't 100% clear - we may (or may not, if you prefer) be having an influence on that.

Climate change (whatever is causing that) is more obvious. Some species are evolving to cope; others (like us) will probably die out as a result. You're right that we won't be here to witness it though.

If was more myself, I'd help you with some example data; I'm sure someone else can.
Comment by Ogden Lafaye on November 29, 2009 at 7:47am
Larry Lawson: You DON'T believe mankind is causing global warming??????

Please clarify/expand.
Comment by Marc Draco on November 29, 2009 at 5:25am
Chains are driven by customers. We're the problem - but they feed off it. Comes full circle, Larry.

GW - no matter what's causing it, it's happening and the climate is off on one. I only have to look out the window this very minute to know that. In fact, I can actually hear it!
Comment by Marc Draco on November 29, 2009 at 5:00am
Welcome Monica.
Comment by Marc Draco on November 29, 2009 at 4:59am
Chain stores are the death of the small retailer and a major cause of global warming: but who cares if they're convenient and cheap?
Comment by Monica Meas on November 29, 2009 at 2:24am
hi all :D
Comment by Wes on November 28, 2009 at 5:49pm
You were kind enough to welcome me to the site, so I figured I'd reciprocate by joining your group.
Comment by Ogden Lafaye on November 26, 2009 at 12:03pm
Yes, yes...you must come to understand that I agree...and then maybe you won't.
Comment by Ogden Lafaye on November 26, 2009 at 9:34am
Well AdrianLea...I did say that Britain enjoys a bit of freedom from the phenomena...Long known as a "nation of shopkeepers", Britain IS slowly sinking into the chain store model. I have walked the streets of many English towns and the plethora of small businesses is simply amazing. Not at all like America. You say it is a failing model and I am sure you are correct...after all, that is what trhis conversation is all about.
 
 
 

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