I'm an atheist that feels there's too much invalidation of other people's emotions in the name of atheism. Or maybe a better way to say this is that science discourages emotion from affecting rational thought, and therefore many science minded people discount emotion as empirically measurable, and therefor is irrelevant in discourse about scientific realities.
But human emotions are animal emotions, engaging us with our most fundamental survival needs. Many people even discount that…Continue
Added by Brad Snowder on April 5, 2014 at 11:53pm — No Comments
The following is speculative and reliant on memory, not yet citing scientific references. I feel it includes significant insight, but wouldn't mind if anyone posts evidence to the contrary.
Sex's advantage/purpose in life's evolutionary processes is not yet as simply definable as, say "it enhances genetic diversity". But obviously there are several, complexly related advantages of sex in evolution that outweigh its disadvantages, on the whole. (Recall, bacteria are still evolving,…Continue
If you've ever thrown a baseball into the air, you probably noticed it quickly returned to the Earth. The harder you throw it, the…Continue
So while I was trolling the Evolution is a Lie Facebook page I came across a link on Ken Ham's discussion about his up coming debate against Bill Nye. Needless to say I was choking on my tea within the first few lines of his post.
According to him, atheists are going mad about the discussion and many are 'calling on Bill Nye to cancel'. He then quoted a few of these people who were urging Bill to…Continue
A friend of mine asked me a while ago what I thought about homosexuality in light of evolution. I thought about it for a while and googled it a bit, but I'm not sure I've found a satisfactory answer.
I currently believe that humans (and every other animal on the planet) are basically bags of animated DNA whose ultimate goal is to survive long enough to procreate in order to continue the particular DNA that each is created from. This is largely unconscious, but we all fight for…Continue
Day in and day out life seems to be becoming mundane with no intellectual stimulation unless you actually go LOOKING for it.
I had a nice surprise the other day when I discovered a new friend of mine was capable of having a philosophical debate. Yes! I am not alone! I can finally have someone in my life who doesn't want to talk small talk! I hate small talk. It's repetitive and mind numbingly useless. So I get all excited and think that I can FINALLY discuss all the things I've been…Continue
We have met the "heat death" of the universe in progress, and it is... us?
EXCERPT "Organic cells form, reproduce, and die within complex organisms that are born, reproduce, and die, within species and civilizations that eventually result in new species and civilizations or simply carry on until they become extinct. All because stars are born, die, and are replaced, some former and current stars facilitating habitable planets and life."…
Added by Mike Donohoe on June 30, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments
Just finished "The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution" by Richard Dawkins. Here's my brief review on GoodReads.com:
"In typical Dawkins form, this is a fabulous complimentary supplemental to Jerry Coyne's "Why Evolution Is True", and drives home the FACTS of evolution that vindicate Darwin's theory. After reading this book, you will never again question the age of the earth, or the rise of speciation of life upon it."
Added by Darren Hancock on May 31, 2013 at 5:44pm — No Comments
Some more of my annotated comments on the bible story. It says the evolution and plate tectonics are strange ideas I strongly disagree with that line of thought. I have also pointed on the parts of the text where this claims are made.…Continue
Added by atheistrising on October 30, 2012 at 10:14pm — No Comments
Hey good people, here, I have been having a discussion with an anon gentleman going by the moniker j.w who I think lives on this side of the blue ball.
The discussion, so far has covered several issues among them how the universe came to be, historicity of Jesus, a bit on god and a major part has been on evolution and it is here that I need some help. I have in my responses tried to explain evolution as I…Continue
Harm And The Evolution Of The Gullibility For Religion
In entry 547 I compared two videos revealing the atrocities suffered by the children in Kinsey's research. While one was as seemingly unbiased documentary, the other was biased by the christian religion.
This brought me back to the old question, why…
"Despite the many changes that have taken place in American society and culture over the past 30 years, including new discoveries in biological and social science, there has been virtually no sustained change in Americans' views of the origin of the human species since 1982. The 46% of…
A recent show on the science channel alerted me to an interesting new hypothesis about the evolution of homosexuality. Contrary to popular thought, it does not appear to be an accident. (If anyone can find documentation about this new hypothesis... let me know). Particularly interesting is the behavior of primate males in family groups. As is well known, apes (such as chimanzees, bonobos, and gorillas) that live in family groups consist of many females, one dominant male that gets exclusive…Continue
I recently found out my daughter's High School "science teacher" is unwilling to teach 'conventional evolution' based on her reservations about teaching a theory she doesn't believe in. I guess this is one of those things you say you saw coming but never thought would happen to you (your family). I am wondering about how best to pursue this issue. My first inclination is a scorched earth take no prisoners assault on the principals office…Continue
Last night on PBS NOVA aired a new showed entitled "What Darwin Never Knew." It is 2 hours of fascinating insight on recent scientific developments into the "how to's" of evolutionary biology. Explanations on homo sapien's brain expansion, DNA switches, analysis of the human genome, and genetic mutation are clearly and graphically presented. I really can't recommend this particular programming enough. The god equation loses great "face" in the process.
I was having a bit of a debate with a creationist on Twitter yesterday and it got round to Noah and his Ark. I questioned the logistics of it and I got a fantastically stupid reply. So I was compelled to make it into a comic. Hope you enjoy.
I would appreciate your support to raise awareness about this petition to the US government about discouraging creationism in UK schools and forcing all schools to teach evolution as part of science.
To sign the petition you have to be a UK citizen or resident, so if you are or know of any, please sign it or make them aware of it, respectively.…Continue