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Go to: Why do the religious insist on presenting a united front?

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I think Baggini is really a New Atheist (tm). He's just taking his time finding it out himself.

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 07:04:39 UTC | #923691

Go to: "The nature of human beings and the question of their ultimate origin"

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Dawkins really need to stop saying 'that's tough luck', he's just confirming everyone's preconceptions about him.

He had the chance to point out that just because evolution causes death and suffering it doesn't mean that it's the way it should be.

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 17:09:03 UTC | #921131

Go to: Andrew Copson and Anne Atkins discussing 'militant secularism'

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Excellent and calm performance by Mr. Copson. Well done. Would maybe be nice if he'd pointed out that this is about secularism not atheism. It's a somewhat important distinction in this context since may religious people believe in secularism. It would seem Anne Atkins appeared to make noises in that direction too.

Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:40:52 UTC | #918063

Go to: NASA Researchers: DNA Building Blocks Can Be Made in Space

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Instead of thinking this means organic molecules arrived on asteroids and comets, couldn't it also mean that organic molecules are just easilly made everywhere in the universe? In other words they were produced in abundance on earth as well as on asteroids and comets.

Which makes for a very exciting universe probably filled with life, albeit very simple forms.

Sun, 27 Nov 2011 15:19:20 UTC | #893596

Go to: Liquid lakes close to moon's skin

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Couldn't there conceivably be evidence of life in on the surface? If the ice moves and churns around (thus creating the cracks we can see), and there has been primitive life in the deep oceans for a long time, you might expect complex organic compounds to have made their way to the surface. By then it would be frozen and dead, but there might be enough to establish that there is life below.

Nevermind sending people to Mars. I want a Cassini style mission to Jupiter with probes landing on Europa! And Io for some spectacular fireworks photos.

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 14:39:35 UTC | #891360

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