Michael
  • Male
  • Leland, NC
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share

Michael's Friends

  • Jerod
  • Tatyana Harris
  • Michelob
  • Carlos A. Pérez
  • jared huffman
  • Sean Stawicki
  • Terri~
  • Joe O'Brien

Michael's Discussions

Is there truly taxonomy & phylogeny to the body plans of the Cambrian Explosion?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pope Beanie Sep 27. 129 Replies

The overall framework of early metazoan evolution comes from molecular data, but they cannot provide insights into the anatomical changes and associated changes in ecology that accompanied the…Continue

Tags: evolution, Cambrian

What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zenith Aug 22. 363 Replies

What is the greatest evidence for or against the existence of the Judeo-Christian God is a offshot debate from a thread, between Reg and Michael

Tags: Atheim, Theism, Evidence, God

Do Atheist scratch their heads over Isaiah 53?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wii wergbcdhjgfjk Aug 31, 2015. 34 Replies

Do Atheist scratch their heads over Isaiah 53?

Was Jesus' Body Recovered from the Tomb by His Followers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Cox Apr 18, 2015. 74 Replies

Some critics posit that  Jesus' Body  was recovered from the Tomb by his followers?.Does this theory have any validity based upon any accounts of Tacitus, Josephus or Eusebius ?Continue

Gifts Received

Gift

Michael has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Michael's Page

Latest Activity

Pope Beanie replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there truly taxonomy & phylogeny to the body plans of the Cambrian Explosion?'
"Just a mention, I read that air bladders evolved into lungs (in case that connection doesn't seem obvious). I'm not certain how clear the evidence is, yet, but I imagine it will only improve. Meanwhile, speaking of developmental morphology…"
Sep 27
TJ replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there truly taxonomy & phylogeny to the body plans of the Cambrian Explosion?'
"Just to fine tune the context here: The paper you cited discusses how we inherited a structure from a common ancestor, that is what the word homologous MEANT. The ancestor in this case would be a fish, as they have an early version of what we have…"
Sep 27
TJ replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there truly taxonomy & phylogeny to the body plans of the Cambrian Explosion?'
"@ The structures look similar but you need a genetic basis toestablish a phenological connection if thepharyngeal slits stem from the gill slits. But what is common in the DNA is to make embryos that have a lot of morphological commonality. In…"
Sep 27
Michael replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there truly taxonomy & phylogeny to the body plans of the Cambrian Explosion?'
"The structure look similar but you need a genetic basis to Establish a phenological connection if the Pharyngeal slits stem from the gill slits. But what is common in the DNA is to make embryos that have a lot of morphological commonality."
Sep 27
TJ replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there truly taxonomy & phylogeny to the body plans of the Cambrian Explosion?'
"To be clear, they are ONLY homologues IF they are inherited from a prior common ancestor. You already stated they are homologues...which is an implicit acceptance of evolution. Are you going to post a source and verbiage justifying your position…"
Sep 27
Michael replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there truly taxonomy & phylogeny to the body plans of the Cambrian Explosion?'
"Homologous means just similar in structure but to imply that humans develop through a fish phase or that these pharyngeal slits are gill slits is false despite being homologous."
Sep 27
TJ replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there truly taxonomy & phylogeny to the body plans of the Cambrian Explosion?'
"Hmmm, perhaps the term homologue, you used above in "They don't have the same function as in a fish embryo despite be homologous" needs clarification? A homologue, in the above context, refers to structures inherited from common…"
Sep 27
TJ replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there truly taxonomy & phylogeny to the body plans of the Cambrian Explosion?'
"The happy meeting ground is the excerpt from above shown below that qualifies that these folds; They don't have the same function as in a fish embryo despite be homologous: Pharyngeal slits resembling gill slits are transiently present during…"
Sep 27
Michael replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there truly taxonomy & phylogeny to the body plans of the Cambrian Explosion?'
"The happy meeting ground is the excerpt from above shown below that qualifies that these folds don't have the same function as in a fish embryo despite be homologous: Pharyngeal slits resembling gill slits are transiently present during the…"
Sep 27
TJ replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there truly taxonomy & phylogeny to the body plans of the Cambrian Explosion?'
"Please show the updated biblical sources you refer to as the basis for believing in creationism. :P "
Sep 27
TJ replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there truly taxonomy & phylogeny to the body plans of the Cambrian Explosion?'
"So, you have found that human embryos have gill slits, and, how the original gill slits of our ancient ancestors evolved to their present day unrelated functions. That is progress Sir. Now, find out about why humans also still have tail bones. "
Sep 27
Michael replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there truly taxonomy & phylogeny to the body plans of the Cambrian Explosion?'
"Pharyngeal slit From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search The presence of gill slits (in blue) in an acorn worm (left) and tunicate (right) Pharyngeal slits are filter-feeding organs found in Invertebrate chordates…"
Sep 27
TJ replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there truly taxonomy & phylogeny to the body plans of the Cambrian Explosion?'
"Pasted from reference to save time typing: The best and most comprehensive source of WWW information on branchial arch development is at School of Anatomy - ANAT2310 Session 2 Lecture 2, including the notes at UNSW Embryo- Head and Neck Development…"
Sep 27
Michael replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there truly taxonomy & phylogeny to the body plans of the Cambrian Explosion?'
"Reading is fundamental. I did not ask you what it looks like to you are who it was labeled then. Do a simple google search and you will know the current knowledge. If you don't. I will start posting at lunch time."
Sep 27
TJ replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there truly taxonomy & phylogeny to the body plans of the Cambrian Explosion?'
"Human embryos have ALWAYS HAD GILL SLITS...it doesn't matter how old the electron microscope pictures are. I showed a PICTURE OF THE FREAKIN SLITS. Get over it, we have gill slits as embryos. :D"
Sep 27
Michael replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there truly taxonomy & phylogeny to the body plans of the Cambrian Explosion?'
"Do a google search and don't show stuff that's out dated. From when in the last century is that from?"
Sep 27
TJ replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there truly taxonomy & phylogeny to the body plans of the Cambrian Explosion?'
"Would a picture and not a drawing, be acceptable to you? :D"
Sep 27
Michael replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there truly taxonomy & phylogeny to the body plans of the Cambrian Explosion?'
"TJ you are smarter then that. Human embryos do not have vestal gills. Rather then appearing vehemently stupid (which you are not) give me one citation!"
Sep 27
Michael replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there truly taxonomy & phylogeny to the body plans of the Cambrian Explosion?'
"Dude you wrong. The falsehood was refuted by a distiquish scientist. I know you were fed that malorky as we all were when we were growing up but TJ this is the 21th Century, get with the program an stop spewing archaic rubbish"
Sep 27
TJ replied to Michael's discussion 'Is there truly taxonomy & phylogeny to the body plans of the Cambrian Explosion?'
"Specifically, stop pasting long debunked crap from creationist web sites as your arguments. "
Sep 27

Profile Information

Your Religious Status
Christian
About Me:
Quixotic paradigm smasher and falsehood nemesis.
Age
53-58
Why are you here?
To give the groveling masses steep in steeple chasing a royal kick in the pants.
Think Atheist Travel Network Couch Availability - Are you able to host anyone now?
No

Circle my Lake using Google Earth 360 street views Talmage Dr, Leland, NC

Throw down the gauntlet and challenge me to a game of Chess at www.chessclub.com
My handle is cosmicconundrum

Michael's Blog

Do Quasi-Chrystals allude to a Higher Reality?

Posted on August 24, 2012 at 12:38pm 0 Comments

Quasi-crystals and their nonperiodic  indeterminate assemblages appears to point to a higher quantum reality first posed by Dr. Roger Penrose in his book, "The Emperors New Mind". In short, it is impossible for  crystals having 5 fold symmetry to grow without first knowing a prior what the final over all arrangement will be. Yet unmistakably they do grow in nature. This phenomenon could be explain by conjecturing a higher quantum reality in which all conceivable arrangements exist in Hilbert…

Continue

A Rendering of the last 2000 Years not found in Christian Annals ( Pagan Christianity )

Posted on August 14, 2011 at 10:30pm 1 Comment

Borrowing from Stephen Hawking, here is a "A brief history of Time":

It actually started in the first Century. First signs of pagan Christianity appeared in Israel. There was Hellenistic Church constructed complete with a mosiac of Christ represented as Helios in a mosaic on the floor. Even the use of images is alien to Hebraic Christianity, particularly with the prohibition in the Ten Commandments.

Things came to a head with Emperor Constantine, who sees a cross in the sky and…

Continue

Comment Wall (12 comments)

You need to be a member of Think Atheist to add comments!

Join Think Atheist

At 11:07am on April 27, 2012, Ed said…

so you don't really believe any of this invisible supernatural gobbledyegook either I assume...

At 9:19pm on June 30, 2011, jared huffman said…
hey what is ur position as to the age of the earth and the first two chapters of genesis and adam and eve and all that
At 4:06pm on June 13, 2011, jared huffman said…
i understand what you are saying. i think the physical sperm analogies might be lacking a bit but they obviously always are. I see the subordination in the biblical  texts that you talk about when christ is a man. However, his preexistence before he became a man and whether he was subordinate or not would be purely speculation and honestly not that important. There may be some subtle implications of all this theologically but I don't think it really should constitute to  much criticism of the trinitarion doctrine seeing that ultiimately I still have to believe jesus is fully god. Whether, he was in some sense subordinate as the godman seems to not matter that much. All that to say I get what your saying though.
At 9:12pm on June 11, 2011, jared huffman said…
so what is your opinion of the trinity. how do u explain the father son holy spirit thing along with the deity of christ
At 1:50pm on January 21, 2011, Dave G said…
Michael, you had two identical forum posts, probably due to a Ning glitch. I removed the duplicate for you and left the other in place.
At 7:37pm on March 15, 2010, M said…
Did you figure out these correlations on your own?
At 1:36pm on March 12, 2010, M said…
I was actually excited about someone's reply to your post, not the post itself. All apologies for the mistake. Am I interpreting correctly that you are one of those folks that "decode" the Bible?
At 10:47pm on March 10, 2010, M said…
I'm not attempting to be impolite or chaotic, but why are you here, exactly? Are you looking to convert (yourself or us)? Argue? Entertain yourself? Just curious.
At 10:09pm on March 2, 2010, Skycomet the Fallen Angel said…
Thank you for the compliment. ^_^
At 6:32pm on March 2, 2010, Skycomet the Fallen Angel said…
Your welcome. And that's just the thing about atheists... we're more open minded than a lot of theists [our term for religious people as a general] are. Many theist, whether Christian, Muslim, etc. are defensive because they have a precious worldview to defend, a worldview that is based upon no or little evidence (most of the time). I'll let you know that we understand you being treated as a threat, we are ALWAYS treated as a threat. I live among many conservative Christians [not your type but the kind your say are fake] and they make up all kinds of lies about us as a way to avoid trying to face the questions and criticism we pose to them. Although, to be taken seriously by atheists here you must show that you are a theist [literally meaning "one who believes in God"] that is willing to be accepting and not troll on our forumn. I think you are already accomplishing this. However, don't think we're disrespecting you because we challenge your statements and beliefs, that's what we do to all theists. It's my personal opinion that if you have a belief that you are not willing to be criticized and answer to that criticism then your belief isn't that strong to begin with. Am I right?
 
 
 

Events

Blog Posts

Pisces - the fishes

Posted by Brad Snowder on December 3, 2016 at 2:07pm 0 Comments

They're Here

Posted by Jake LaFort on November 29, 2016 at 11:54am 20 Comments

Services we love!

© 2016   Created by umar.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service