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Go to: Gunk in T. Rex Fossil Confirms Dino-Bird Lineage

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"I hate the way the press messes up the science. Birds did not descend from the T. rex, they descended from an ancestor of the T. rex."

Surely we would need some actual preserved DNA, or some common/lacking physical feature preserved in the fossilised remains that would allow us to confirm whether the path leading to birds split before T-Rex, or descended through it?

I thought the point of this work was that this is the first rock solid (hah!) evidence pinning the T-Rex to a specific part of the tree, in essence confirming the dinosaur -> bird hypothesis?

is there other evidence already out there that gives us an accurate picture of where t-rex and the bird line sit?

Sat, 26 Apr 2008 04:02:00 UTC | #160986

Go to: If God Is Dead, Who Gets His House?

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Personally, I have always felt that Humanism presents the quasi-religious side of Atheism.

Here in Scotland, the Humanist Society has been involved in producing educational materials for classroom use, and has meetings every few sundays for the social element.

Atheism doesn't have a moral code, but Humanism does - just one that's derived from compassion and humanity rather than a supernatural bogey man.

Mon, 21 Apr 2008 23:39:00 UTC | #157428

Go to: Religion is 'the new social evil'

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"We are NOT (I hope) trying to establish an atheist state"

I am! :D

Sun, 20 Apr 2008 13:29:00 UTC | #156554

Go to: Thy will be done

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"it only gives Theists more ammunition when they claim that our ultimate goal is the complete removal of religion from society"

that IS our Ultimate Goal.

The complete and total elimination of religion from society.

When as many people believe in a god (any god) as believe in a flat earth.. then we will be getting somewhere.

Thu, 03 Apr 2008 08:18:00 UTC | #146660

Go to: In Britain, creationist theory is evolving

IanLowe's Avatar Jump to comment 90 by IanLowe

The annoying thing is, we already had this fight, and WON.

The UK Government issued guidance to schools that this garbage is not acceptable as teaching materials, and that creationism and ID are not acceptable in UK schools.

The reason Monty has removed this stuff is NOT that he fears antagonizing people, it's that he fears people confronting the illegal nature of what he is doing, and insisting to the schools that they obey the damn law, rather than letting their pet religious pals in by the back door to preach!!

Mon, 17 Mar 2008 11:38:00 UTC | #137821

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