Jon van Rooyen's Blog – June 2011 Archive (3)

My story... at last!

Ok, so I know I've been a member on TA for about a month now but I thought it's time to join the club, and share my story. :)

I grew up in a "good christian home". I went to church every Sunday. I even thought the story of Noah's Ark was quite amazing at one stage. My dad, still a devout christian, would take every opportunity he could to remind us to be grateful for all that god has given us. There are old photo's of me, as a kid, standing next to the nativity stand at the church we…

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Added by Jon van Rooyen on June 12, 2011 at 6:06pm — 4 Comments

Another scientific study indicating our moral codes evolved with us

Sometimes one needs to account for a negative in order to reinforce a positive. The positive, in this case, regards where we get our moral values and "civilised society" ideals from.



The article shows that in certain species of apes, severe violence within certain ape communities can be found to be largely political and ingrained within the culture of a group. This to me, provides yet another good argument for the question that so many creationists love to ask non-believers; That… Continue

Added by Jon van Rooyen on June 6, 2011 at 8:38am — 6 Comments

Still trying to pass creationism as a scientific study in schools? Really???

I'm completely gobsmacked that these creationists are so persistent with forcing schools to teach this non-scientific garbage. This subject has got old and tired and they need to accept that unless they can prove their creation idea as a theory (I mean theory in the scientific sense of the word), it's just plainly not science!

Why on earth can't they just let it go already? Don't they realise that teaching this doesn't contribute anything at all to science or the progress of mankind,…

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Added by Jon van Rooyen on June 3, 2011 at 10:57am — 2 Comments

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