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Discussing some aspects of cosmology and cosmogony (one thread of many)

Started this discussion. Last reply by BenGee Mar 31. 5 Replies

Hi - a few weeks ago there was a discussion on a atheistnexus.org forum that touched on some aspects of cosmology and I guess cosmogony and a few things came up: 1) First, it was clear that some of…Continue

Best forum area to set up discussion on cosmology / size, age, mass and other attributes of universe?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BenGee Mar 17. 34 Replies

Hi - recently there was a thread on some aspects of this topic, and there was interested discussion by several people but I think it got bogged down, there were accusations of trolling, etc.  I…Continue

Can rights to digital media be passed along to one's heirs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jlaz Feb 20. 26 Replies

With all of the money I have been spending on e-books and a bit on music and videos, over the years, I'm wondering if anyone has heard anything as to whether the rights to read, listen and view can…Continue

difficulty upgrading

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Haynes Jan 17. 10 Replies

[2016-01-07 - changing to general network questions - maybe I can get an answer there.  Disappointed not to get a reply yet.]As far as I know, haven't heard back from anyone at the site since I…Continue

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Loren Miller replied to jlaz's discussion time viewing in the group Atheists who love Science!
"After thinking about it a while, I have to say that whether there was an actual PERSON behind the gospel stories almost doesn't matter.  If there was such a person, he left no record in writing, and those who purport to have documented his…"
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Loren Miller replied to jlaz's discussion time viewing in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Adding to the excellent Raw Story article cited above, here is an interview conducted by Seth Andrews with David Fitzgerald, author of Jesus: Mything in Action."
Tuesday
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion time viewing in the group Atheists who love Science!
"That's a good question. The answer would depend a lot on how they viewed politics possibly. What I mean here is the way gods and governments are viewed both by them as well as us at the time. Remember that Caesar was also a god. Roman emperors…"
Tuesday
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion time viewing in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Hi Michael, thanks for the responses.  It sounds like you just rushed to a mistaken conclusion. It happens; over the years I've certainly done it myself here and there.Look, here's the thing I want to get to, in this topic:Let's…"
Apr 17
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion time viewing in the group Atheists who love Science!
"I must admit that I replied to your blog without reading the "raw story" link that you had provided. I misunderstood what you were trying to say."
Apr 17
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion time viewing in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Michael Penn wrote: Here you have misrepresented me as someone trying to prove a god. I think I made myself quite clear in the original post that even if it were to be shown that he existed, I don't think any sort of time viewer (even if…"
Apr 17
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion time viewing in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Sorry about that. I did confuse you with a theist who thought that a time machine would answer the age old "question" of whether there was really a god or not. For some reason that's the way your post struck me. As for the chicken and…"
Apr 17
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion time viewing in the group Atheists who love Science!
"With time viewing you could settle the question of "Did he exist or not?"  Did who exist? Either side of what? You seem to think you have some sort of chicken or egg question here. I'm afraid things do not work that way. You…"
Apr 16
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion time viewing in the group Atheists who love Science!
"I should add that I can see how a person might get confused, as the link itself that I provided was not about science, so perhaps my wariness is overdone.  I certainly do want to avoid that."
Apr 16
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion time viewing in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Hi Tom, based on a thread you started last year (which was eventually shut down), I am more than a little on guard.This thread that I have started attempts to look at a science topic (time viewing), whether it would be possible and, even if…"
Apr 16
jlaz added a discussion to the group Atheists who love Science!
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time viewing

Partway through this article, and an old thought occurs.  I'm not a fan of science fiction that incorporates time travel as it's usually presented.  I am skeptical this will be possible, but I keep wondering if time viewing will be possible.  If it is, or if we simply manage to encounter someday other beings that might have helpfully hit "record" on some earth history (though it's a bit much to presuppose anyone would have zoomed in that closely?), then we could pop the data in and watch how…See More
Apr 16
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Apr 15
Gary S replied to jlaz's discussion article - An ‘Earth-sized’ telescope takes aim at the first-ever image of a black hole in the group Atheists who love Science!
"I enjoyed that. Stephen Hawking said that if the universe is fine tuned for anything, it is for the creation of black holes."
Apr 8
Gary S liked jlaz's discussion article - An ‘Earth-sized’ telescope takes aim at the first-ever image of a black hole
Apr 8
Sean Murphy liked jlaz's discussion article - An ‘Earth-sized’ telescope takes aim at the first-ever image of a black hole
Apr 8
Sean Murphy replied to jlaz's discussion article - An ‘Earth-sized’ telescope takes aim at the first-ever image of a black hole in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Very cool! Looking forward to the results, and hoping for the best."
Apr 8

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At 1:48pm on May 28, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Greetings, Josh! I see you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since Feb. We have a new group where you might feel more at home. Please consider joining Hang With Friends  , where we can share our stories and laugh, and discuss anything on our minds.

At 5:02pm on February 16, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Josh, and welcome to this wonderful world of Internet atheism----a haven from the superstitious nonsense of the fictional god of the masses.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 400 discussion topics and 2400 members.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

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