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The Denisova genome

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck on Sunday. 7 Replies

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

Tags: evolution, human, genome, DNA, hominin

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

Tags: cosmology, cosmogeny, evidence, need, universe

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.

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Aug 31, 2016. 4 Replies

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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Science Bits, News, Videos

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Aug 24, 2016. 1364 Replies

This discussion is to have a recurrent thread for science news, tidbits, quick…Continue

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Tully Monster

Started by Mrs.B. Last reply by Mrs.B Mar 17, 2016. 2 Replies

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

Super weeds in the US

Started by Davy. Last reply by Chris Aug 18, 2014. 1 Reply

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

Tags: monsanto, chemical, herbicide, GMO, superweed

Platypus Godzilla.

Started by Davy. Last reply by Davy Nov 20, 2013. 5 Replies

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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Aussie algae fuel green oil hope

Started by Davy Oct 20, 2013. 0 Replies

Aussie algae fuel green oil hopeDespite the claims of some, commercially viable fuels from algae have not yet been developed. But newly trialled native algae species provide real hope, a Queensland scientist has found.Dr Evan Stephens and the team…Continue

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Mystery moss rediscovered

Started by Davy. Last reply by Davy Oct 20, 2013. 2 Replies

News from James Cook University. Mystery moss rediscoveredA botanical puzzle more than 150 years old could soon be solved, thanks to a discovery by a second-year botany student in Queensland’s far north.James Cook University student Megan Grixti…Continue

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Comment by Stephen on April 18, 2017 at 5:43pm

Good one Mrs.B.

Comment by Mrs.B on April 18, 2017 at 5:35pm


Comment by Stephen on April 7, 2017 at 5:57pm

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) Introduces Resolution Celebrating “National Day of Reason”

For the past two years, Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) introduced a formal resolution in support of the National Day of Reason. His defeat last November, despite coming at the hands of another Democrat, put future versions of that legislation in peril.

Thankfully, fellow Californian Rep. Ted Lieu is picking up where Honda left off. Lieu just introduced House Res. 263 naming May 4 the National Day of Reason, “recognizing the importance of reason in the betterment of humanity.”

(That’s also the same day as the National Day of Prayer, sponsored by conservative Christian groups, so you know they’ll be thrilled by this development.)


The text of the resolution isn’t available yet, but I suspect it’ll be similar to last year’s version.


Comment by Tom Sarbeck on March 29, 2017 at 11:20pm
Chris, your questions deserve an almost book-length reply. My reply here will be a few lines.
First, the BB theory is inconsistent with more than a scientist I referenced; it's inconsistent with the evidence.
Second, it's the best model explaining the origin if you ignore the evidence and base your decision on your FAITH in what its defenders say.
Third, the theory is suspect when the religious figure who proposed it wanted a mathematical support for creation from nothing as told in Genesis.
Fourth, whether the universe ebbs and flows is a hypothesis. Do you have evidence for that hypothesis?
Fifth, science requires evidence for hypotheses such as dark energy before spending millions of dollars searching for evidence of its existence.

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Comment by Chris on March 29, 2017 at 9:13pm

Indigiounous people of the Americas are the only ones with American DNA.

Comment by Chris on March 29, 2017 at 9:09pm


You've written about the big bang theory being inconsistant with a scientist you reference. What's his name and where is a link to his theory?

The origin of  the universe represented by theoretial physists such as Krauss may not be entirely correct. The big ban theory seems to be the best model explaining the origin to date.

Just because a religous figure proposed it doesn't make it wrong.

Maybe the universe ebbs and flows. Until there is understanding of dark energy the universe remains a mystery.

Comment by Stephen on March 28, 2017 at 6:28pm

Tom. Gawd forbid.  haha

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on March 28, 2017 at 6:27pm
Stephen, are you sure your DNA is not at least half American?
Comment by Stephen on March 28, 2017 at 6:08pm

Tom. Stephen not Chris.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on March 28, 2017 at 6:06pm
Further, Chris, the Bangers' having their annual conference in Washington DC before Congress met in January revealed their need for attention and funding.

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