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Go to: Moral disgust carries foul flavour, researchers say

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Maybe this explains Jesus' water into wine trick.

Thu, 29 Sep 2011 05:25:23 UTC | #876213

Go to: Christopher Hitchens: Arrest The Pope!

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I don’t know who the man in the funny hat is, but the one standing next to him holding handcuffs is Richard Dawkins.

Wed, 14 Apr 2010 01:29:00 UTC | #459132

Go to: San Francisco's Answer to Westboro Baptist Church

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I thought I was a geek. Would someone explain the "These rails don't scale" sign?

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 08:06:00 UTC | #438361

Go to: Arguments Against Evolution

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49.Comment #261673 by Roger Stanyard

"Nor does the theory of evolution have anything to do with the cosmology behind the big bang. It stands whatever we think was the "cause" of the big bang or, indeed, whether the big bang ever took place."

There are many conflicting hypotheses of what happened in the first microsecond of the big bang and of what happened before the big bang. Science can't even agree if there even was a "before the big bang". If someone wants to believe that goddidit is a reasonable hypothesis I think we should allow them that if they accept that there is no evidence that he did anything subsequently.

Similarly evolution is separate from abiogenesis and science has yet to explain exactly how abiogenesis happened. If someone wants to believe that their god, after doing nothing for 10 billion years took a brief interest and started life going then we could allow them that as one of many hypotheses until science comes up with more definite proof for one of the others.

If we treat these two as separate debates then the case for evolution becomes simpler to argue. You don't have to deal with "How can anything come from nothing?", "Your parallel universes are wackier than my goddidit?" or "Who fine tuned the universe?" etc. I’m not saying we shouldn’t debate these issues just that they are not valid arguments against evolution and whether it should be taught in schools.

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 06:45:00 UTC | #406634

Go to: New Bus Campaign

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There's probably no god.
Now stop worrying and get on with your life.
(less hedonistic)

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 13:58:00 UTC | #304362

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