• Nothing = Energy?

    by Jigger posted: 10 Nov 2013 Category: Science 56

    Just watched a lecture by L. Krauss on 'A Universe From Nothing'. In the lecture he claims that all the math that defines the universe can be reduced to zero. Maybe I heard it wrong...

  • Acceptance and other questions

    by Spektor-vox posted: 05 Nov 2013 Category: Atheism 32

    i am a person who has recently come out as atheist to my religious family, when i say religious i mean that they follow christianity and/or mormanism (i never truely understood which one it was)...

  • RNA vs DNA

    by Roedy posted: 04 Nov 2013 Category: Science 11

    Crick suggested that RNA was the original encoding for genetic information, then it was replaced by DNA. DNA is more stable and reproduces more accurately.  This explains the strangely indirect protein synthesis...

  • Proof of god's existence

    by melaleuca posted: 04 Nov 2013 Category: Religion 164

    I was watching Richard Dawkins in discussion with Peter Boghossian (24/10/13) when they were asked “what would it take for them to believe God exists?” I watched as 2 keen intellects lapsed into silent speculation,...

  • Response to argument that God defies logic

    by ageoflife posted: 01 Nov 2013 Category: Atheism 249

    In the discussion of  the existence of God, it is easy to disprove God using logical arguments such as "Can God make a rock so large that he himself cannot lift it?" However, the debate...

  • Genome Mapping/DNA tests

    by QuestioningKat posted: 30 Oct 2013 Category: Pseudoscience 33

    As I child, I was envious of other kids mentioning their diverse heritage/nationalities. Kids would proudly list off that they were German, Italian, English, Irish and Cherokee or something exotic along those lines. As a...

  • 6 Year Old Came Home With Ray Comfort Leaflet

    by Adam Miller posted: 30 Oct 2013 Category: Atheism 22

    My 6 year old brother just returned from a local community centre baking and crafts session with a "story" for me to read.  It is a word for word cartoon version of Ray Comforts spiel...

  • Science "causing" resurgence in religious beliefs?

    by PlasticTitan posted: 29 Oct 2013 Category: Religion 19

    I recently attended a training seminar about leadership, and the subject of changing technology and how it changes people's work ethics came up...the old adage of future science and magic being indistinguishable kept popping in...

  • Natural remedies/ Medicinal Plant

    by thelonehye1988 posted: 28 Oct 2013 Category: Pseudoscience 18

    Hello, this is my first posting on this site. I am curious on what people think about natural medecinal plants that are not normally approved by the FDA or whatnot. Honestly, I...

  • When can science stop being skeptical?

    by Steve Zara posted: 27 Oct 2013 Category: Science 122

    Scientists should be skeptics. We (if you will forgive me identifying as a scientist after a couple of decades away from any laboratory) should hold beliefs about the world lightly, being willing to give them...

  • Is Religion an Extravagance?

    by mitch posted: 24 Oct 2013 Category: Religion 128

    In God Delusion RD said, “Darwinian selection habitually targets and eliminates waste. Nature is a miserly accountant, grudging the pennies, watching the clock, punishing the SMALLEST extravagance." RD also said...

  • When They Were Cells

    by Jigger posted: 23 Oct 2013 Category: Science 19

    Upon the creation of the first living cells (or even if those cells landed here from elsewhere in the cosmos) those cells had to ingest or absorb some kind of life...

  • Help With Being More Outward Towards Atheism

    by yoyoguy4 posted: 21 Oct 2013 Category: Atheism 33

    I just recently found this site as I've been reading more on Dawkins and I thought this would be a nice place to start becoming more involved with the community. But I still have one...

  • Ethics for Determinists

    by Zeuglodon posted: 18 Oct 2013 Category: Science 63

    Instead of arguing whether or not determinism or free will or some form of compatibilism is true, I thought it would be more interesting to discuss the actual implications of determinism on our ethics.I don't want to...

  • Occam’s razor & The Truth about the Universe

    by Millard N. Stewart posted: 17 Oct 2013 Category: Religion 86

    Last Sunday's service was quite interesting. Our pastor spoke mainly about science and how our faith in God is constantly being tested, so I could not resist writing this little piece. We all know that...

  • Best Science Apps Recommendations

    by RDfan posted: 16 Oct 2013 Category: Science 12

    Hi all, I've been wondering what kinds of science apps I should get (I hope this topic has not already been dealt with here). I could easily do a...