I think it's time to call religious beliefs what they are; theories. Just as Christians continually harp on the fact that evolution is "just a theory", without any real understanding of the term, I think we should start referring to their beliefs as simply a theory. Yes, I know that religious beliefs are not even close to a scientific theory; they are more like a simple hypothesis at this time, but let's just use the term in the way that the theists insist on using it.
Please not that…Continue
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
I've wanted to put together a list of all those nasty theories that get in the way of divine/religious dogma. But I didn't think until now of a place (here) to start such a list.
I happen to think that the "theory of gravity" is a bad example, because I don't know of any people present or past who preached or taught something against a theory of gravity. It's the blatant, anti-science preaching/teaching (e.g. Creationism) that I'm more concerned with.
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,…Continue
For centuries, humans have discussed the notion of truth and have looked for answers to life in various ways. Somewhere along our evolution to the modern humans we are today, a system was developed to help solve phenomena that occur in the world. This system is religion and is defined by humans in many unique ways. Sands (2010) attributes the beginning of religion to our ancestors the Neanderthals around 50,000 years ago or possibly even earlier with the evolution of Homo…Continue
Added by Ethan Thies on May 6, 2011 at 12:34pm — No Comments
Today is Charles Darwin's 202nd birthday, so I thought I'd share this great article by Roy Speckhardt on the Huffington Post with you in honor of him.
Celebrating Darwin Day
Added by Krysis on November 28, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments