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The Two Hundredth Anniversity of the Birth of Charles Darwin

By neilb@uk ·
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I think Darwin?s ideas are among the most important in the history of science. He's up there with Copernicus and Gallileo in teaching us that man isn't the centre of the universe and that he has humble beginnings. Personally, I have to say that one of the great contributions of "Origin of Species" has been to curb theocratic thought and promote secularism.

What is incredible is that so many people still actually believe in the mumbo-jumbo of creationism and intelligent design in the 21st Century.

It's Friday! Any religious nutters out there want to get it on?

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:0 You only get it on

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to The Two Hundredth Anniver ...

with religious nutters?

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Ah, meaning lost in translation

by neilb@uk In reply to :0 You only get it on

To "Get it on" in MY country means to engage in fisticuffs (with maybe a bit of kicking involved).

Might have guessed that SOMEONE would put a bit of spin on a perfectly simple request for an argument. AND it would be one of the Usual Suspects.

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I think Neil needs to

by w2ktechman In reply to Ah, meaning lost in trans ...

go to a pub. trying to 'get it on' online these days -- how sad

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Well Neil :)

by rob mekel In reply to The Two Hundredth Anniver ...

All that being true ... the whole Darwin, Copernicus, Galileo, let's add Kepler to it ...
what was it that created the first atom ... quarks ... electron or whatever particle from were it all evoluted

Just a smale question and that from a guy who doesn't believe B-)


edited because ... it's the 13th

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One of my favorite questions.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Well Neil :)

How'd that very first 'thing' come about? Religious nutters answer it (not necessarily believably), evolutionists don't.

Another shot at having some fun with the ID/Creationism vs. Evolution debate.

etu
(but not because it's Friday the 13th)

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The Very First thing to come about

by w2ktechman In reply to One of my favorite questi ...

would be the first thing to enter the nothingness, bringing something to 'get it on'. Since there was only nothingness to stop it, it replicated quickly.

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It sounds more like

by jdclyde In reply to The Very First thing to c ...

gay midget mud wrestling.... :0

Leave it to the Brits. ;\

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The non-religious nutters

by jdclyde In reply to One of my favorite questi ...

create more questions than they answer. B-)

How did things start?
How did ALL life come from one organism, yet not retain similar DNA?
Where is the leap from monkey to man proven at?
Why are there still monkeys? ;\

Ah, the religion of science. Whatever helps you sleep at night.

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Darwin and Lincoln

by JamesRL In reply to One of my favorite questi ...

Were born only a few days apart.

Learned that from a PBS program "Looking for Lincoln" a rather provocative documentary which tries to assess the real Lincoln. One Author that was interviewed parrallelled their journies.

James

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On the same day

by Geek3001 In reply to Darwin and Lincoln

I believe they were born on the same day, Feb. 12, 1809.

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