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Go to: Cold is hot in evolution -- Researchers debunk belief species evolve faster in tropics

fenrisulven's Avatar Jump to comment 13 by fenrisulven

"It's been long established that the tropics have more species, but it's not clear why,"

I think its quite clear why. The colder it gets the less opportunity there is to survive for a carbon-water based creature. That is, less free energy to exploit. While in warmer regions there is an abundance of exploitable energy that allows creatures to proliferate and fill up every potential niche of existence.

Sat, 17 Mar 2007 02:15:00 UTC | #23852

Go to: An apology to Peter Kay

fenrisulven's Avatar Jump to comment 36 by fenrisulven

Now its getting intresting.
How do you convince several billions of people that what they have been brought up to know is entirely false? Is that really possible. Maybe its impossible to change someone infested with religion since childhood.
In a simplified way its a kind of battle, good vs evil, where evil is religion and good is more of science or at least common sense view.
What words should we use? Provocation, or maybe that will sink them deeper into their illusion. This is a truly delicate dilemma of which I have no solution. The only thing I know about this is that its probably better to figth it, keep the pressure up, and finally (maybe it takes a long long time) the folly of religion will give in.

So Maybe he doesn't do it in the most psychological optimal way, but at least he's trying.
And he has pushed up the pressure. The intense response from the religious is a confirmation of that. Which in turns makes people think, which is a good thing.

By the way I think his latest books are of much higher class. Writers usually develops to do their thing better by time.

Sat, 10 Mar 2007 10:44:00 UTC | #22908

Go to: An apology to Peter Kay

fenrisulven's Avatar Jump to comment 34 by fenrisulven

I have to agree with ksskidude.
And I didn't intend to be negative in anyway in my last remark, just amazed. I have really enjoyed the publications of mr Dawkins, some several times.

Sat, 10 Mar 2007 10:14:00 UTC | #22906

Go to: Public Acceptance of Evolution

fenrisulven's Avatar Jump to comment 24 by fenrisulven

The nordic counties are in the lead. This is intresting! Could it be that Christianity never got a real final hold of the area to spread its virus.
The first missionaries where quickly dispensed of, and it wasn't untill around 800 that the first of them survived long enough to try to convert anyone. And I feel(as a swede) that there is still today a real deep suspicion about religion in general. Especially many youngsters view religionsist as on the border of madness.

Sat, 10 Mar 2007 09:56:00 UTC | #22904

Go to: An apology to Peter Kay

fenrisulven's Avatar Jump to comment 31 by fenrisulven

Okay, closed.
However, Richard, I'm kind of amazed that you read this stuff.

Sat, 10 Mar 2007 09:15:00 UTC | #22896

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