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So who or what created the universe?



Is there anyone who doesn't ask this question? If not, why not? I'm pretty confident that any thinker has pondered this. Hmmm... why is this such a concern of ours? Why is this question in our mind? Why were we not content with just being? You know, as in the earth was always here.

Well, regardless, we asked.

Science is now telling us that the universe came into existence when a primordial start of elemental condition started to expand. Which still begs the question,…

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Added by Anna Silva on August 29, 2012 at 8:30pm — 277 Comments

Talk About "Nothing"

What is "Nothing?" This question sounds like an oxymoron, because "Is" can only be said about something that exist. Nothing can not exist unless it is "Something" which, in my understanding of the word, it isn't. but when I hear the words "Something from Nothing" I get the sense that I am wrong and “Nothing” simply means the absence of a particular something, or equal to the word Zero.



So again, “What is Nothing?”



Understanding the word might give me better… Continue

Added by Mark Strange on November 15, 2010 at 10:30am — 16 Comments

"Steven Pinker - How do you make sense of the unknown?" from Atheist Climber Blog



This is a transcript of an interview with Steven Pinker on the Big Think website recorded On: 6/13/07. I thought it was some of the clearest thinking I'd heard in a long time. The whole interview is below, and I'll make noted\s in between as I see fit. You can watch the video… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 24, 2010 at 9:57pm — No Comments

All about Mormons

For those of you who saw the South Park episode All About Mormons, you know how interesting the Mormon church can be. I’ve also read Jon Krakauer’s non-fiction book about extreme Mormonism, Under the Banner of Heaven, and more recently, been watching the HBO series Big Love. That show is so great. It’s about a closet polygamist — he’s not a Mormon extremist, just a quote-unquote regular Mormon who happens to have three wives.



So naturally I’m more interested in Mormons, or in the… Continue

Added by Sarah Trachtenberg on July 15, 2009 at 1:54pm — 2 Comments

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