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Question for Evolution and Natural Selection brainiacs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Paynton 11 hours ago. 84 Replies

How valid is this model?  The situation I'm trying to describe is the way in which the biological drives to thrive, survive and reproduce have become so incredibly strong and universal within the…Continue

Christian prison chaplain 'forced to resign' for condemning homosexuality

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Paynton Nov 10, 2015. 15 Replies

What do you think about this? …Continue

How do you think clearly?

Started this discussion. Last reply by matt.clerke Nov 3, 2015. 40 Replies

It seems to me that everyone here is good at thinking.  I believe that thinking clearly is an essential life skill.  Truth is an essential component of morality.  Morality relates to the reality of…Continue

What does it mean to have integrity?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Paynton Sep 21, 2015. 25 Replies

I'm putting together a little article about integrity.  Have a think about it.  What does integrity mean to you, and what does it mean not to have integrity? This is as far as I've got.  I think it's…Continue

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Simon Paynton replied to Simon Paynton's discussion 'Question for Evolution and Natural Selection brainiacs'
"Thriving is an adaptation that promotes survival.  A peacock's tail is an adaptation that promotes reproduction (since the ladies love the big colourful tails).  Natural selection selects for those individuals better adapted for…"
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Simon Paynton replied to Robert Genisis's discussion 'middle east'
""You know what made the middle eastern religions control the world?"  - I think originally, it was attractive compared with the brutal disorganised world of the pagans.  The Christians and Moslems established great trade routes…"
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Gregg RThomas replied to Simon Paynton's discussion 'Question for Evolution and Natural Selection brainiacs'
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Simon Paynton replied to Robert Genisis's discussion 'middle east'
"Algebra.  Soap.  Keeping Greek philosophy alive.  But now is a dark ages? "
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Simon Paynton replied to Simon Paynton's discussion 'Question for Evolution and Natural Selection brainiacs'
"I'm going to abandon the model as it stands:    I think it should be "surviving and reproducing allows passing on genes which allows evolution."  Thriving and the tendency to thrive are properties of living…"
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Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Simon Paynton's discussion 'Question for Evolution and Natural Selection brainiacs'
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Pope Beanie replied to Simon Paynton's discussion 'Question for Evolution and Natural Selection brainiacs'
"Not Peter, anyways."
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Gregg RThomas replied to Simon Paynton's discussion 'Question for Evolution and Natural Selection brainiacs'
"Hahaha ever heard of the Periodic Table of the Elements???"
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matt.clerke replied to Simon Paynton's discussion 'Question for Evolution and Natural Selection brainiacs'
"Provide evidence to back this up or I shall dismiss this as a baseless claim without evidence."
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matt.clerke replied to Simon Paynton's discussion 'Question for Evolution and Natural Selection brainiacs'
"Not really. Engineers can do in an afternoon what evolution would do in hundreds of generations, and we end up with weird things like vestigial organs, and the thing (I think it's a nerve or a blood vessel or something) in a giraffe which goes…"
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matt.clerke replied to Simon Paynton's discussion 'Question for Evolution and Natural Selection brainiacs'
"You don't, and the fact that you need to ask shows you don't understand the process. So, how do we go from 1 chromosome to 2? a replication error causes a duplicate, we now have 2 identical chromosomes random mutations occur independently…"
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matt.clerke replied to Simon Paynton's discussion 'Question for Evolution and Natural Selection brainiacs'
"In the same way a puddle perfectly fills a pot hole in the road. They appear perfectly balanced because that is what evolution results in."
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matt.clerke replied to Simon Paynton's discussion 'Question for Evolution and Natural Selection brainiacs'
"I vaguely remember hearing that every human has 43 or so random mutations. All apparently benign, BUT! if our environment changes, they may yet be beneficial, or negative, or they may remain benign. Basically, the random mutations build up in a…"
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matt.clerke replied to Simon Paynton's discussion 'Question for Evolution and Natural Selection brainiacs'
"Michael, are you aware of the concept of a question? It's a sentence which prompts the reader for a answer. So when I ask something like You mean millions of years... at a minimum. That's plenty of time for enough generations to make…"
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_Robert_ replied to Simon Paynton's discussion 'Question for Evolution and Natural Selection brainiacs'
"Yes, the bible is full of amazing science that god revealed to us. In fact everything is made from hydrogen and oxygen. "But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and…"
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Michael replied to Simon Paynton's discussion 'Question for Evolution and Natural Selection brainiacs'
"I think a single cell animal can be used to resolve the question of the spirit of life. Remove all the fluid from a single cell animal with out touching the organelles and nucleus than replace it with just water. If the cell is alive after that it…"
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Fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 7:56am 0 Comments

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

― Genesis 2:17



If we interpret this sentence in a certain way, it tells us almost everything we need to know about personal morality.

We normally talk about the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  Fruit = consequences.  

Good and Evil can be seen as Good and Bad ― Liking and…

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Mathematics of altruism

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 12:56pm 0 Comments

http://plus.maths.org/content/does-it-pay-be-nice-maths-altruism-part-i

Mathematical evidence that cooperation evolves naturally as a successful strategy.

This is one of the most interesting things I've read for a long time.  Don't worry, it's not too mathematical.  I recommend printing it out if you want to read it. 

I believe we need to know why these things…

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At 10:43am on October 8, 2014, Erock68la said…

Thanks for the friend request.

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At 11:17pm on March 25, 2014, Justin said…

Thanks for accepting my friend request. Anyways, I was wondering, how did put a music playlist on your profile?

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