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Go to: The Center of all Things

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Damn, I had actual tears when the Sagan quote was displayed. I approve this message!

Wed, 23 May 2012 05:46:50 UTC | #943053

Go to: Conversion on Mount Improbable: How Evolution Challenges Christian Dogma

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Well put, Mr. Aus.

Especially coming from an ex-pastor, this description of how evolution challenges Christianity, is quite powerful. I know a lot of religious people who insist on including evolution in their world views. They always become mightily annoyed if I challenge their understanding of evolution. They would rather be "liberal christians" who of course understand that their bible is meant metaphorically but they draw the line where Jesus is resurrected. That obviously had to have happened. For many people ignorance is bliss, as you know, so as long as they don't understand evolution, they can keep having the line drawn there and go about their lives pretending their religion is, oh, so important.

Mon, 07 May 2012 06:48:57 UTC | #940251

Go to: Come Ye Out From Among Them, 3 former preachers talk about Coming Out.

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Comment 6 by jimbobjim :

Got to about 8 mins and realised that they don't understand what the Bible means when it talks about the Heart. No wonder they left the ministry, if they miss some basic understanding.

Hey wait!!! they dissed the Bible for talking about the heart and not realising that it is just a muscle that pumps blood....then at about 18mins one of the talks about the heart creating music??

I might be just feeding the troll here, but who are you to tell them what's the correct interpretation of the bible with respect to the heart?

Tue, 01 May 2012 09:13:11 UTC | #938603

Go to: Rare Protozoan from Sludge in Norwegian Lake Does Not Fit On Main Branches of Tree of Life

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The press release seems to have reached main stream media in Norway now. The most frequent read internet newspaper ( has the following headline: "This almost deserves the title of humanitys most distant relative'. The article goes on to describe how life can be divided into eucaryote and procaryote and how the researches believe this organism to descend from one the oldest eucaryotes in the world.

This seems to be a bit more sober description and one that Prof. Dawkins would not so highly object to. I'm actually surprised to see a more nuanced article from this newspaper. ;)

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 00:34:35 UTC | #938252

Go to: Rare Protozoan from Sludge in Norwegian Lake Does Not Fit On Main Branches of Tree of Life

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Awww! I was truly awed by the initial headline. :( Oh well, it's still very interesting I think, even though the headline is wildly sensationalist in light of Prof. Dawkins initial comment.

Sat, 28 Apr 2012 07:16:06 UTC | #937910

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