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Go to: 'A Universe From Nothing' by Lawrence Krauss, AAI 2009

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I remember seeing this talk and then -it's edited out now apparently- Dawkins goes on after Krauss's talk, to make reference to a typo in the final edition of GSOE, In which he makes reference to "the large hardon collider" Dawkins wanted it left in needless to say...

Anyway, what the heck happened to that bit?

Sun, 08 Nov 2009 14:57:00 UTC | #411976

Go to: Happy Saganseve, Everybody

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Carl was the man who's words, at long last, rang true and reverberated all the way to the core of this person who was otherwise satisfied to accept conventional wisdom.

I remember the deep seeded emotions that were unleashed on the day when I happened upon Carl's Cosmos series in it's entirety, just before it was removed from Google video. I spent the next 3 or 4 afternoons going from "The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean" All the way through to "Who Speaks for Earth" I don't think I even blinked, except maybe to wipe the tears from my face.

My best vacation to date, involved A; Richard's Ancestor's Tale, and, Demon Haunted World. I had my nose buried in that book pretty much every time I was at rest. It was surreal to listen to Carl in my head, whilst overlooking magnificent northern vistas in Finland's Midnight Sun.

Demon Haunted World is, without hesitation, the first book of mine that I offer to lend to the people I care about. If that one's already on loan, Cosmos fills in nicely.

I guess what I'm really getting at, is that Carl Sagan is no less than my hero. And this seems an appropriate forum to share it with you all.

R.I.P Carl Sagan.

Sat, 07 Nov 2009 03:28:00 UTC | #411808

Go to: Canadian researchers decode breast cancer tumour DNA

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Being Canadian, I have to say it's encouraging to see these types of advancements occuring in my life time, and country.

That said, there is no such a thing as "Canadian Science" and when the media would start portraying that more concisely, the public might realize that many national problems are, more accurately, global problems.

We need a clear picture from our national broadcasters that science is a good way, excuse me, the best way, to solve problems on that scale.

I recently attended Richard's talk in Toronto. A delightful evening full of laughs and intriguing questions, and of course, discussing evolution. Richard seems so much more at ease speaking about his passion, rather than his woes.

It was encouraging as well to be sitting in a theater with 500, or so, like minded individuals, who were nothing less than grateful to have the opportunity, to learn from Richard.

Thank you for coming to Toronto professor! It was a pleasure to hear you speak.

Thu, 08 Oct 2009 12:52:00 UTC | #404365

Go to: Unbelievable: From Atheism to Christian Faith

mikkala's Avatar Jump to comment 90 by mikkala

Maybe Mr. Morgan here might be interested to make a contribution to the "Converts Corner" section of this website?

Maybe the "Good, Bad,& Ugly" section is another option still...

Tue, 15 Sep 2009 20:24:00 UTC | #397415

Go to: A Tale of Two Atheists

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Perhaps Armstrong's red is Richard's green too?

Or am I misinterpreting? Could I have missed the point that what I'm really referring to is a "red beyond red"?

Mon, 14 Sep 2009 23:37:00 UTC | #397043

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