How many of you have interesting ancestors?I'm sure there has to be a few big-name descendants around.I know a little on my paternal grandfather's side - initially leaving France, and helping to…Continue
"They didn't have to. And there is reason that the most prevalent diseases to transmit from New World to Old World were VD - more open sexual practices in the natives + sailors.
Bountiful, VD-laden nookie... and sailors.
Ah, but the Europeans…"
"The worst thing Hillary Clinton can do "for her campaign" is to run at all in 2016.
Just running off election data, the Democrats could run Jesus, and the Repugnan... er Republicans could run a cactus, and the Repubs win.
If you see…"
"Yet, if you are skeptical - and not cynical - you can't accept the term atheist. Because, as a skeptic, if empirical evidence was presented you have to accept what the evidence supports. And that could be for the god of Abraham, or…"
"The quote you use at the end here is a gross misrepresentation. A false assumption. And it's based off of a largely divergent definition of a single word; evidence. What constitutes evidence, what is acceptable as evidence, and what does the…"
""Miracles. Events with astronomical odds of occurring, like oxygen turning into gold. I've longed to witness such an event, and yet I neglect that in human coupling, millions upon millions of cells compete to create life, for generation…"
"The fourth sentence attempts to bolster your argument with hyperbolic absurdity.
Prokaryote ----> human... pfff, even vertebrate.... even eukaryote is a long process.
All the first cell or cells needed were mentioned in the third…"
"Given billions of years, not so much.
Given that each "attempt" could easily occur hundreds of billions of times per second, for billions of years?
The enormity of improbability scales downward infinitely."
"The same probabilities exist for the probability that any single cell in your body will receive any (any, not any specific) molecule of glucose. Note that the glucose is not on a rail system - it is introduced into the body and is then largely…"
"The article is largely a mishmash of poorly constructed rationales for creationists to use to debate evolution.
I say poorly constructed, because it demonstrates extremely poor understanding of probability, statistics, and math in…"
If you read the section I refer to in the article, the argument is made for the amount of time it would take to have 60 trillion cells - the approximate amount in the human body.
It is estimated that the human body is made up of…"
"The section "The Human Body, Time, and Evolution" attempts to explain away evolution by imagining a single human body assembled 1 cell at a time. In an article that attempts to blame "slight of hand" as a "trick of…"
"It has been a great experience. I made friends, had experiences and saw things that I would never have been able to if I had just stayed at home. It was initially a little challenging but once I got confident in my classroom management, it became a…"
"Sounds like you were stuck between a rock and a hard place and made a tough decision to get out of it! I wish you the best of luck in getting your masters degree, and thanks for sharing! It's surprising to see how many individuals on here have…"
Walking Through Clouds . we walk but we do not seeit takes a while to focusthe clouds get in the way.some say they do not seethe clouds in the way butthey are there anyway.I see the clouds clearlybut others never see themthey are looking at their feet.Sometimes the clouds liftand I can see for days butthen the clouds come back.I walk among the cloudsI also see through themwalking careful with open eyes.Some people choose what theywant to see while on Earth, andsome never see well at all.. I…See More