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Isn’t it interesting how someone can believe in god without any evidence while multiple sightings of extra terristial life have been recorded and dismiss that without fail? According to science (see “life’s rocky start”), life must exist ...
By Marcel3405 6 10 comments WA Mar 24
when i look at all the ppl here who believe every word from the global warming, now climate change, alarmists without ever questioning the source i have great difficulty discerning any real difference between them & the religious nut cases.
By callmedubious 7 28 comments Canada Mar 23
I recently learned the philosophy community defines an atheist more broadly than any definition that I’d ever seen. A common definition of atheist is simply one who does not believe. Under that definition, I label myself an atheist to Christians,...
By TheAstroChuck 8 10 comments NY Mar 22
"In Homer, magic has been abolished. It is practically nonexistent in the Iliad and the Odyssey. The enormous spiritual advance this shows—and intellectual, no less—is hard for us to realize. Before Greece all religion was magical. Magic was of ...
By THHA 7 4 comments AZ Mar 21
Just read a piece on a scientist that had been awarded a big award, that said atheism could not follow the method of science....or something...then went on to say this institute had spent some big money to study "non-believers", .....trying to find ...
By HankSherman 7 12 comments TX Mar 21
The Emptiness of Atomic Space. Given that all atoms (hence all matter) are roughly 99.999% empty space, you’d think that all physical substances of near equal density and thickness should be equally transparent (or opaque). But that’s not the...
By johnprytz 7 9 comments Australia Mar 21
Atheism vs. Scientific Method
By jonevanmoore 4 15 comments OR Mar 21
LINK 10 easy ways you can tell for yourself that the Earth is not flat | Popular Science
By balou 8 10 comments TX Mar 19
Does science reject atheism?
By Welsh_dude 4 20 comments CO Mar 19
Well that was fun and intriguing. I recently posted: Space (A.K.A. Outer Space, Cosmological Space) is not an empty void, not free of substance or form and set off a firestorm by a handful of commenters. I think I have uncovered a cult-like group...
By TheAstroChuck 8 17 comments NY Mar 19
Pure Space Is Just An Absolute State of Nothingness, and the Big Bang Event Didn’t Create Squat! There has been quite some debate over a number of posts about the exact nature of space and time and how all of that relates back to the nature of ...
By johnprytz 7 12 comments Australia Mar 18
What do you say to the law of conservation of energy argument? That the universe cannot have created itself because of said law and therefor must have been created by something that can operate outside of said law, which is God?
By august03 2 16 comments Uganda Mar 18
all of does believed in God show your god to me
By CharlsYuan 1 7 comments Philippines Mar 17
"The commitment to living beyond a narrow view of our own interests makes us different from animals and creates a series of biological puzzles concerning our lack of selfishness and our willingness to condemn others. The moral sense was once ...
By Matias 7 6 comments Germany Mar 17
I wonder if anybody would be interested in a group for those who speak French. Partir un groupe pour les francophones, ça vaudrait le coup?
By QuidamOutrepont 6 10 comments Canada Mar 15
During what time period did white people become the majority of humans in what is now the United States?
By MsAl 7 12 comments MI Mar 15
Hope this isn't a repeat - because it's really important article explaining why climate change science isn't making an impact - particularly outside the intelligentsia - [undark.org]
By Allamanda 6 13 comments Virgin Islands, U.S. Mar 15
Space (A.K.A. Outer Space, Cosmological Space) is not an empty void, not free of substance or form.
By TheAstroChuck 8 16 comments NY Mar 15
LINK The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change | HuffPost
By tnorman1236 8 11 comments WV Mar 15
Space explained - look in a "empty" cardboard box - what do you see - space, or area. That space is no different than the space that is light years away. now put 2 tennis balls in the box, push them in opposite directions - what do you have? you ...
By gater 7 24 comments CA Mar 14
A fun project I did a while back for my kids. The challenge was to disprove something in the bible but in an original way. Well the kids decided Noah's ark as the topic and since most of the arguments I've heard have always been about Noahs age or ...
By JohnnyMiller 5 10 comments OK Mar 14
"Humans are often said to be intensely tribal. Indeed we are. But if “tribal” refers to a sense of solidarity with a large social group, the same is true of most primates. Tribalism does not distinguish us, nor does reactive aggression. It is ...
By Matias 7 13 comments Germany Mar 13
"Einstein and Hawking: Unlocking The Universe" produced by the BBC for the Science Channel. i watched this last night, these guys should have been science fiction writers. They both produced silly theories that many accept as true. neither ...
By gater 7 38 comments CA Mar 11
Read 'em and weep, folks. Read 'em and weep. [factsmaps.com]
By evidentialist 8 14 comments NM Mar 10
What do you think of the photography in this video about birds? Facebook
By ToolGuy 7 6 comments Canada Mar 9
The art institute of Pittsburgh, a school I'd worked at for 12+ years, just shut down today. While it was always a possibility, it came as a surprise to find a termination notice in my mail today... oh yeah, and I'm in the middle of classes so I ...
By TheMiddleWay 8 12 comments CA Mar 9
Read a good book yesterday and wanted to pass it along. Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite by William Deresiewicz A former Yale professor, Bill Deresiewicz presents a look at how the top Ivy League colleges in America are ...
By linxminx 7 20 comments NE Mar 9
any merit to this? [sciencealert.com]
By hankster 8 22 comments TN Mar 7
NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER said today that: "The Milky Way weighs in at about 1.5 trillion solar masses (one solar mass is the mass of our Sun), according to the latest measurements. Only a few percent of this is contributed by the ...
By cava 7 5 comments FL Mar 7
LINK There’s probably another planet in our solar system - MIT Technology Review
By david75090 7 6 comments TX Mar 6
LINK Why Renewables Can’t Save the Planet - Quillette
By zblaze 7 10 comments OR Mar 6
So I have a great tech tip for anyone that might want this. Trying to click all over the place to get to whatever settings you might want, which can be a pain. This will make all of that obsolete. oh, and this will work on everything from win7 ...
By TristanNuvo 8 24 comments FL Mar 3
How much should teachers make?
By ScubaWags 6 55 comments MI Mar 3
Dial L for Life You exist. You are a biological life form. Therefore, the Universe must be the sort of place that has the sorts of physics that permits the origin and evolution of life forms. That that weren’t the case, you wouldn’t exist. ...
By johnprytz 7 6 comments Australia Mar 3
LINK The brain’s wiring as you've never seen it before | Cosmos
By zblaze 7 5 comments OR Feb 24
In the biography - Einstein - His Life and Universe, by Walter Isaacson, the author says that Einstein never failed in mathematics in school - it is a common misconception. Einstein himself said "I never failed in mathematics. Before I was ...
By THHA 7 10 comments AZ Feb 24
The most distant object ever detected is GN-z11 (As far as I'm aware) at 13.4 bilion light years away. This raises obvious questions about the age of the universe as again, as far as I'm aware, the age of the universe is 'only' 13.7 billion years old...
By ipdg77 8 16 comments UK Feb 23
LINK On this day 1313: Scots forces disguised as cows seize castle from English - The Scotsman
By SkotlandSkye 8 12 comments OK Feb 23
Hayabusa-2: Japan spacecraft touches down on asteroid [bbc.co.uk]
By ipdg77 8 7 comments UK Feb 22
LINK World's largest bee not extinct as previously thought.
By david75090 7 7 comments TX Feb 21
I saw this the other day and thought I'd share: [pewforum.org] Where do you fall?
By n8harris 3 7 comments AZ Feb 20
LINK Neuroscientists Say They've Found an Entirely New Form of Neural Communication
By hippydog 7 7 comments Canada Feb 20
Known universe just got bigger by 300,000 more galaxies [businesslive.co.za]
By Charliesey 6 16 comments FL Feb 19
LINK Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature' | Environment | The Guardian
By zblaze 7 12 comments OR Feb 18
LINK Soviet Storm: World War II — In The East. ep. 1. Operation Barbarossa. StarMedia - YouTube
By THHA 7 4 comments AZ Feb 17
LINK Why Misinformation Is About Who You Trust, Not What You Think - Nautilus
By tnorman1236 8 9 comments WV Feb 17
LINK Scotland’s Antonine Wall — scars of the past
By SkotlandSkye 8 6 comments OK Feb 17
[ancient-origins.net] Wow...what are the creationist/young earthers going to make of this?
By Amisja 8 24 comments UK Feb 16
LINK 'My battery is low and it's getting dark': Mars rover Opportunity's last message to scientists | abc7chicago.com
By SkotlandSkye 8 8 comments OK Feb 15
LINK Do Animals Have Feelings? - The Atlantic
By tnorman1236 8 17 comments WV Feb 11
It’s easy to blame Russia trolls for fueling the anti-vaccine movement, but they are taking advantage of out own willful ignorance. First, there is an anti-vaxxer movement based on a fraud and the assurances of a B-movie actress. Second, by ...
By Rob1948 7 10 comments TN Feb 11
LINK Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature' | Environment | The Guardian
By SkotlandSkye 8 5 comments OK Feb 10
POLL I don't understand how people use science to disprove freewill. Yes, our behaviours are heavily influenced by external factors. Yes, our decisions are made subconsciously before they are made conscious. But how does one go from this to supposedly ...
By agnostictheist 3 17 comments UK Feb 9
Microplastics found in every dolphin, whale, seal tested in U.K. study All of the dolphins, whales and seals examined in a new U.K. study had ingested microplastics, said researchers at the University of Exeter. Of all the different fibres and ...
By John_Tyrrell 7 7 comments Canada Jan 31
LINK "Below 1%": Monarch Butterfly Approaching Total & Irreversible Extinction
By SkotlandSkye 8 7 comments OK Jan 26
What are your thoughts on the Fermi Paradox?
By queerious 4 29 comments AZ Jan 22
Is the point of No return breeched, or are we just too Late? Greenland Melting 4x Faster Than in 2013, and From an Unexpected Source. By Olivia Rosane "Greenland is melting about four times faster than it was in 2003, a new study ...
By of-the-mountain 8 10 comments TX Jan 22
Anybody ready for the Super Blood Wolf Moon and lunar eclipse tonight? It'll go from 9:10pm to 1:15am CST. The sky is looking pretty clear where I'm at so hopefully I'll get a good look at it. Here's a link to some info on it [skyandtelescope.com]
By MusicMnstr99 6 6 comments IA Jan 20
Attacks on Reality (as Confirmed by Science)
By Knee-jerk 3 12 comments PA Jan 20
The changing meanings of words from one country to another. Any examples? I got to thinking about this when I realized, I would most likely lean Republican, if I lived in Ireland. 🇨🇮
By Beowulfsfriend 8 6 comments PA Jan 19
great tits
By skado 8 18 comments AL Jan 19
What do think about commercial DNA testing services? For example 23 and me
By MonkeyMan77 3 10 comments KY Jan 18
On the subject of atheism, I found this of interest. [conservapedia.com] As well as this: [en.wikipedia.org]
By deeperthinker15 4 12 comments CO Jan 17
Climate change. Deniers of anthropomorphic climate change should be made to read Peter Brannen's book "The ends of the world" He describes in fascinating detail the five great species extinctions in the history of the planet and only the last one ...
By Moravian 7 4 comments UK Jan 16
Warning: A ‘shrinking window’ of usable groundwater: "We found that the average depth of water resources across the country was about half of what people had previously estimated.” By Tara Lohan "We are living beyond our means when ...
By of-the-mountain 8 4 comments TX Jan 15
Love at first sight
By Albert_Camus 5 28 comments Philippines Jan 13
Conflating possible with probable
By TheAstroChuck 8 16 comments NY Dec 22, 2018
Chimeras: human stem cells grown in pigs for creation of transplantable organs for humans. Couple thoughts: 1) if human over-populatuon is a thing, and if it leads to man-made climate change (assuming this is also a thing,) is it ethical to seek ...
By Hellas 6 8 comments NC Dec 21, 2018
Sunset on Mars. Yes the Sun is actually white. It appears orange from Earth because of the ozone layer. Cool pic.
By TheGreatShadow 8 5 comments NE Dec 16, 2018
Uncovering the True History of Thanksgiving "The Wampanoag Thanksgiving experience What is the true history of Thanksgiving? When you hear about the Pilgrims and “the Indians” harmoniously sharing the “first Thanksgiving” meal in 1621, ...
By ailurophile 7 5 comments VT Nov 22, 2018
Why does religious belief have a strong effect on people?
By SirDaddyGru 3 12 comments TX Nov 21, 2018
Humanity and how we got to be
By Helena88 3 18 comments TX Nov 18, 2018
Why is 99% of humanity so abysmally ignorant of the known (discovered) structure of the universe and even that of a cell in their body, yet waste their lives obsessed with the laughable texts of the insane believers of religion - lots of them are ...
By lonelylion 1 5 comments UK Nov 16, 2018
There is no progress fairy anymore than there is a savior god.
By TheAstroChuck 8 16 comments NY Nov 13, 2018
Scientists get-green light to resurrect the dead with stem cells. Presuming this is true, who do you want to bring back first [themindunleashed.com]
By Slava3 7 28 comments Canada Nov 10, 2018
Strauss–Howe generational theory
By skado 8 9 comments AL Nov 10, 2018
Being a freethinker...
By gregoryL 5 23 comments CO Nov 6, 2018
LINK Liberals Are from Mars, Conservatives Are from Venus - Scientific American
By Matias 7 20 comments Germany Nov 6, 2018
POLL Have you done the Myers Briggs?
By BABSDAGGER 5 59 comments MI Nov 3, 2018
How many times have you felt this way in life? [psychologytoday.com] 6 Certain Signs of Being in Love Science-based ways to know if you're in love. Posted Jun 23, 2017 Is this love or is it something else? People talk about being "in"...
By alanalorie 7 21 comments KS Oct 29, 2018
Even if all humans turned into peaceful, rational humanists like Steven Pinker or Hans Rosling, our greatest problems, those that threaten humanity's survival, like climate change, pollution, soil degradation, toxic waste, loss of biodiversity, ...
By Matias 7 29 comments Germany Oct 27, 2018
LINK What If the Earth Does Not Exist? - YouTube
By MusicMnstr99 6 23 comments IA Oct 19, 2018
LINK The Eugenics Crusade on PBS's "American Experience" - utterly disturbing
By bleurowz 8 11 comments NJ Oct 17, 2018
LINK 'There is no God,' says Stephen Hawking in final book
By PBuck0145 7 30 comments Canada Oct 16, 2018
Some Evidence for the Simulation Hypothesis The Simulation Hypothesis suggests that we don't actually exist as really real reality but as virtual reality. We 'exist' only as programmed software inside a computer. While this sounds on the surface ...
By johnprytz 7 32 comments Australia Oct 10, 2018
What do you expect from this life?
By king38 3 45 comments LA Oct 6, 2018
LINK Discovery of first genetic variants associated with meaning in life -- ScienceDaily
By skado 8 13 comments AL Oct 4, 2018
Neuroscience for those in power..
By FatherOfNyx 6 18 comments VA Oct 1, 2018
LINK Bizarre Particles Keep Flying Out of Antarctica's Ice, and They Might Shatter Modern Physics - Scientific American
By Ubergooroo 5 16 comments LA Oct 1, 2018
LINK So is it nature not nurture after all? | Science | The Guardian
By tnorman1236 8 16 comments WV Sep 30, 2018
LINK Scientists Are Working on an Algorithm to Predict Death - Tonic
By tnorman1236 8 9 comments WV Sep 30, 2018
Is scientific knowledge limited in principle?
By Matias 7 36 comments Germany Sep 27, 2018
LINK Study: people tend to cluster into four distinct personality “types” | Ars Technica
By Ubergooroo 5 15 comments LA Sep 18, 2018
Who is the most knowledgeable public atheist today?
By Antitheist30 4 21 comments NC Sep 18, 2018
Anyone interested in doing a reading group. We all read a scholarly article or interesting novel, for example, and discuss it?
By Skeptic66 7 28 comments IL Sep 15, 2018
Are you very concerned what happens to your body after death?
By Marine 8 117 comments CT Sep 13, 2018
LINK The source attribution effect, or : Tribal thinking trumps reason
By Matias 7 18 comments Germany Sep 12, 2018
Question: What Is The Best Candidate In Our Solar System (Apart from Earth) As An Abode For Extraterrestrial Life? While I know that the darling candidates in our Solar System for those into astrobiology, although I still prefer the term ...
By johnprytz 7 21 comments Australia Sep 12, 2018
LINK Don’t Believe the Hype: Tech-Induced Anxiety is Real | Thrive Global
By balou 8 7 comments TX Sep 11, 2018
I have raved about Jonathon Haidt's book "A Righteous Mind" many times on this site. In my opinion, there is no better understanding of the left and right divide available. Here is Dr. Haidt discussing safe places and his upcoming book "The ...
By Humanistheathen 7 4 comments CA Sep 10, 2018
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