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The Scientific Method Protects Us From The Religious Method

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Stephen Jan 27. 2 Replies

Gould was wrong; the two magisteria - religion and science - do overlap.Less in Europe and England after centuries of religious wars; more in America where the religious constantly stir up political war.A religious method’s hypothesis, god did it,…Continue

Tags: gould, magisteria, empiricism, religion, science

The Origin of Life Is Among Many Atheists’ Interests. If It Is Among Yours, ...

Started by Tom Sarbeck Jan 9, 2018. 0 Replies

...if the origin of life is among your interests, go to www.youtube.com and on its search bar enter “electricity of life”.You will see links to short videos telling of recent research into this question. One of…Continue

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The Denisova genome

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Apr 23, 2017. 7 Replies

Remember the 40,000 year-old Denisova finger bone that yielded sufficient DNA to…Continue

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Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Nov 19, 2016. 31 Replies

Many if not all human societies have origin myths and they differ greatly.Several years ago a San Francisco-born-and-raised woman told me she is a materialist.An hour ago a woman who was raised a Jehovah Witness and has left that faith told me the…Continue

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Florida schoolgirl charged with felonies for science experiment

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Sep 27, 2016. 3 Replies

No science for you woman! Photo: FreeLearningLife - FlickrWednesday, May 1, 2013 -…Continue

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Mandating Scientific Discovery Never Works But politicians can’t seem to grasp that.

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GOP decides that research should be legislated. Usual nonsense.By Lawrence Krauss|Posted Friday, June 21, 2013, at 7:30 AM…Continue

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Tully Monster

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Solving the mystery of the Tully MonsterPosted: 16 Mar 2016 12:13 PM PDTThe Tully…Continue

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New York (AFP) - The United States is facing an epidemic of herbicide-resistant "superweeds" that some activists and researchers are blaming on GMO's, an accusation rejected by industry giants.According to a recent study, the situation is such that…Continue

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Platypus Godzilla.

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And you thought the platypus was a nice, cuddly little monotreme. You would not have thought so 5 to 15 million years ago. Palaeontologists have uncovered the fossil of a platypus that looks as though it is on steroids.  The platypus dub the…Continue

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Comment by Mrs.B on February 17, 2019 at 2:27pm

I've heard varying stories about the primates.

Comment by Daniel W on February 17, 2019 at 10:02am

Stephen, that's very interesting about Chernobl.  As I read it, I realized that I hoped the radiation levels would remain too high for human habitation, because that acts as a "wall" of sorts to make the area wild, and thrive.  Maybe it's wrpng to think that way, but I do.

The Darwin Day resolutions are important,  religious demagogues want to silence scientific progress and reason, and turn back the progress.  By honoring Darwin, we remind the world of the value of science.

I liked this article about chimpanzees, and how they structure their society, and empathy among chimps.   On BBC.  Somewhere I read that we learned much about nurturing and empathy from canines, who cared for their old and injured, and that primates were less kind to one another. Maybe that's not so true.

Comment by Stephen on February 16, 2019 at 8:00pm

Darwin Day Resolutions Have Been Filed Again This Year

Darwin Day Resolution, which honors Charles Darwin on his birth date February the 12th, has been introduced in the House by Rep. Jim Himes. This resolution was introduced in the House by some members of Congress since 2011, and it had a companion in the Senate with Sen. Richard Blumenthal sponsoring Senate Resolution 63 and similar resolutions since 2015. The resolution, officially known as House Resolution 123, designates “February 12, 2019 as ‘Darwin Day’ and [recognizes] the importance of science in the betterment of humanity.” It also states the importance and the validity of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection and criticizes the teaching of creationism in some public schools.
http://www.atheistrepublic.com/news/darwin-day-resolutions-have-bee...

Comment by Stephen on February 14, 2019 at 6:44pm

Chernobyl: The end of a three-decade experiment
Since the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986, an exclusion zone of more than 4,000 square kilometres has been abandoned. That could be about to change, as Victoria Gill discovered during a week-long trip to the zone.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47227767

Comment by Mrs.B on January 27, 2019 at 1:51pm

Having servants early huh?

Comment by Stephen on January 27, 2019 at 1:36pm

A nanobot finding a sperm cell, delivering it to an egg and inseminating it

Comment by Doone has Fremdschämen on January 14, 2019 at 6:19pm

Map shows the USA and Canada during the last Ice Age (about 21,000 years ago): Glaciers, Old Coastline, Modern Coastline and a few Cities are shown. Source:

Comment by Mrs.B on January 8, 2019 at 8:16pm

That's impressive.

Comment by Doone has Fremdschämen on January 8, 2019 at 8:03pm
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Lovely infographic helps us to understand geologic time. I’ve been sent this without a source so please let me know if you know where this lovely piece of work came from.

Comment by Stephen on January 6, 2019 at 9:45am

Interesting article Doone. I hadn't realised before that plate tectonics wasn't accepted until the 1960s 

 
 
 

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