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Go to: RDF TV - Nebraska Vignettes #6 - Hawaii as a Nursery of Evolution

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I don't think one can say that evolution has only occurred for 5 millions years on Hawaii. There are older former islands going off to the NW that are upwards of 60 millions years old (they are now eroded sea mounts), so a species could have established itself on the first island and, by hopping to the next new one, have had tens of millions of years of evolution while restricted to these islands.

Tue, 28 Jul 2009 01:05:00 UTC | #382597

Go to: Atheist Bus Campaign in… New York City!

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I agree it would be much better if it said "... believe in *a* god".

Squigit, the advantage of a bus is that they are typically government run, so they can't legally discriminate based on view point (although they try). Billboard companys are private firms, and they can discriminate.

Sat, 20 Jun 2009 21:22:00 UTC | #372501

Go to: Archaeological Discovery: Earliest Evidence Of Our Cave-dwelling Human Ancestors

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Um, I think the headline is false: it clearly states in the article that stone tools dating to 2.4 million years ago were previously discovered in Ethiopia. This report is of the oldest stone tools found *in this cave in So Africa*. (The first sentence of the report kind of states this, but even here the most reasonable reading of it falsely implies the oldest tools ever.)

(Science audience writing is in a pretty sorry state)

Tue, 23 Dec 2008 20:10:00 UTC | #291358

Go to: Is Yahweh a Moral Monster?

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"The new atheists are certainly rhetorically effective, but I would contend that they have not handled the biblical texts with proper care ..."

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Sat, 20 Dec 2008 17:08:00 UTC | #289917

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