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Go to: The Dark-Matter Ages

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Sorry Mr. Krauss but who cares ? Research is important. Physics, darn important. But would next discoveries be made in Brasil, India or Angola doesn't matter for science.

You know, it's a tiny ball of rock in the middle of a huge, cold, hostile and expending universe. South Dakota or Vladivostok is all the same from a Big Bang point of view.

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 19:22:57 UTC | #947610

Go to: Richard Dawkins & Daniel Dennett. Oxford, 9 May 2012

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Exactly. Religions that favorise demography spread better than others. So we observe recurent bans on homosexuality, contraception, masturbation and various non-breeding positions you know as well as I do.

If a catholic priest can't have children but makes sure every woman in his parish has ten, he plays a major role in evolution. Just like an ant works so the queen might breed.

Sorry again for bad english if any. Can't get the darn spellcheck to work.

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 10:12:19 UTC | #945661

Go to: Richard Dawkins & Daniel Dennett. Oxford, 9 May 2012

Ornicar's Avatar Jump to comment 31 by Ornicar

Exactly. An ant works so the queen might breed. A celibate priest works so that his flock breed more. Both contribute to reproduction of the specie.

But anyway, individuals have no duty toward their genes, nor toward evolution. We don't exist "to" make more humans. We existe "because" humans breed. That's a huge difference. Evolution by natural selection is a cruel and unfair system that no decent human would accept to live by. We want our societies to be intelligently designed, by ourselves. Evolution is a fact but is no moral standard.

In the same way, homosexuals don't sacrifice any darwinian function or whatever social-darwinists might dream of. They already won the game of life, by living. The desire to reproduce is "how come" we are here, not "what for".

Sorry again for bad english.

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 07:45:07 UTC | #945415

Go to: In U.S., 46% Hold Creationist View of Human Origins

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This study should also check how much money do those people earn per day.

Worldwide, the poorest countries are also the most religious. The US seem to be the exception, but if you take the 10 richest percents out, you get a GNP/habitant close to third world figures. And the most religious states of the US are also the poorest.

On the other hand, the most secular countries in the world are those with best organised national solidarity (welfare, health insurance, good public schools, etc.).

I can't remember who said something like:"If you think education is expensive, try the cost of ignorance."

American secularists are paying the cost of ignorance.

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 19:27:31 UTC | #945327

Go to: Why I watched a snake-handling pastor die for his faith

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Well, the Book says specifically to never trust a snake.

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 11:00:34 UTC | #945307

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