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When Did The 'Anthropocene' Begin? Scientists Outline Plan For Settling Debate

When Did The 'Anthropocene' Begin? Scientists Outline Plan For Settling Debate

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 09:38:23 in Science

“Millions of people have tried to prove the existence of god over thousands of years and no one has been able to do it.

On the other hand we have fossil evidence and geologic records of evolution, but people still cling to their belief in the great sugar plum fairy in the sky.

Proof that ignorance and superstition still wins over science, logic and reason. The human race has a lot more evolving to do. Eventually god will go the way of the flat earth theory and will be just another footnote in the follies of man.”

Bill Quinton on Dec 9, 2013 at 11:16:22

“Ha-ha...If evolution was like a paper trail, and supposedly millions and millions of species made a transaction (ie, transition from a fish to a bird) wouldn't there be such overwhelming examples of it that we wouldn't even have to discuss evolution anymore...However, all the fossil "evidence" of one species "evolving" into another fits on top of a card table...you have understand the difference between micro-evolution and macro-evolution; micro-evolution exists and makes sense (butterfly wings turning from white to gray); all the evidence in the world for macro-evolution (monkey-to-man) fits in a shoebox.

You do realize that all the images for the article posted above are just computer simulations and don't actually exist in the real world don't you; which is strange when you consider that evolution is supposedly an ongoing process but it never seems to leave any signs of itself behind...sort of like the mythical Bigfoot!”

ken francis on Dec 9, 2013 at 10:53:40

“Gregmccumber: Please do not condemn the beliefs of all Christians by lumping them into the " great-sugar-plum-fairy-in-the-sky " category. To many of us Christians this is not so. I do not believe in the " fairy-in-the-sky " of which you speak, but I do believe in the " creator-in-the-sky " to which sound logic, philosophy, and science clearly points. However a man hears what he wants to hear, and disregards the rest. I strongly believe that the universe is 13.5 billion years old. I also believe - because there is some evidence to help support it - that some form of Theistic evolution is possible - if nothing more than a little outside help along the way when necessary. It states in Scripture " ... the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground ... " Contrary to those who think that God just " snapped his fingers " and man was formed, are mistaken. This passage ( among others ) clearly indicates some sort of process. Also, those who think that God just " snapped " his fingers ( or something like that ) and everything just " came " into being, are mistaken. According to Scripture, It took him 6 definite periods of time ( regardless of what one may decide these periods of " time " may represent ). Science and scripture are not at odds with each other at all. Try going to ReasonstoBelieve.org for some proof. You may be a little surprised.”

beetlejuice666 on Dec 9, 2013 at 10:45:35

“Among industrialized nations, only the U.S. gives any credence to anything other than evolution. The other countries pretty much laugh at us about this.”

PaulSevere on Dec 9, 2013 at 10:10:47

“The problem with proving God's existence to a hardcore atheist is that once he finally becomes convinced there is a God, it's too late for him to tell anyone. Ten seconds after you die, you too, will be convinced my friend. (How are you so convinced that there are no alternate dimensions of existence that the human soul retreats to after death in the physical one? Expand your mind!) As for evolution, there's no conflict with belief in God. I happen to believe that God created everything and took His sweet time about it...billions of years from our perspective, the blink of an eye in His. The evidence shows that evolution and natural selection are part of the mix but I am convinced we still don't have all of the pieces to the puzzle. The problem with scientists is that , like theologians, they think they have all of the answers when we are still learning how to form the questions.”

riche113 on Dec 9, 2013 at 10:02:58

“but you have no evidence on a change of species an actual change from one species to another which must happen if you believe in evolution”

bkblue517 on Dec 9, 2013 at 10:01:06

“Well said!”

profjohn45 on Dec 9, 2013 at 09:58:37

“just tell us where it all came from”
When Did The 'Anthropocene' Begin? Scientists Outline Plan For Settling Debate

When Did The 'Anthropocene' Begin? Scientists Outline Plan For Settling Debate

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 07:04:16 in Science

“If you believe in God, you also believe in the sugar plum fairy.”

telvis55 on Dec 9, 2013 at 07:10:19

“Prove neither exists.”
These Photos Prove The Fast Food Strikers Mean Business

These Photos Prove The Fast Food Strikers Mean Business

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 17:12:57 in Business

“You completely missed the point and automatically assumed that an increase in wages can only be achieved by raising prices. Reducing the salaries of the corporate elite and their multi-million dollar bonuses is completely out of question..... don't even think they are going to give up a penny to help the poor workers. The truth is these corporations are ripping off the American Taxpayer by paying substandard wages to put more money in their pockets and then expecting the Govt to subsidize their slave labor with taxpayer paid social services.”

finsplus on Dec 5, 2013 at 17:42:24

“It's the only way it ever happens. That's just basic business practice whether it's fair or not. The guys at corporate will never have their salaries lowered or lose their bonuses. It's just not done that way in any large industry such as McDonalds or Burger King. You do find occasionally in small, privately owned businesses where the owners actually have a heart and really care about the folks they employ, that owners do pay better wages, offer insurance and even have profit sharing and bonuses for all employees, but the big wigs in the large industries just don't operate that way. Never have, never will. Every time the minimum wage has been raised in the past, prices of goods and services creep up to offset the increase in wages. In addition, as the wage goes higher, less educated people, the ones who need their first jobs become the next group of the unemployed.”
These Photos Prove The Fast Food Strikers Mean Business

These Photos Prove The Fast Food Strikers Mean Business

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 15:34:20 in Business

“Corporate America takes in BILLIONS of dollars of profit each year by keeping wages low. This leaves the workers to burden the taxpayer with welfare, food stamps and healthcare. This basically transfers money out of the pockets of the workers and into the bloated accounts of the corporate pigs while leaving the government (taxpayer) to pick up the tab. It's no secret that many McDonald's and Walmart employees receive government assistance because their salaries aren't enough to provide the basics for their families.

On the one hand I agree that if you want a better job/better pay you need to pursue that through higher education.

On the other hand, When a corporation as big as McDonalds or Walmart posting BILLIONS in profits, pays their workers next to nothing, then expects the taxpayer to fill in the gaps with welfare food stamps and healthcare... that's just F-ing wrong. They have an obligation to share the wealth and pay a living wage.”

finsplus on Dec 5, 2013 at 15:50:38

“If the big companies raised the wages of the low level employee's they would not be shouldering that additional increase in wages. The increase would be passed to the consumer, as it always does in any business. So it would the tired soccer moms getting their kids from school to soccer, to homework, grabbing a bag of "used to be at least fairly cheap, relatively fast" food for supper, or even the employees themselves grabbing a meal after work, who pay for the increased wage, not the company. There again, the ones who can least afford to pay more will be shouldering the burden because people who can afford better will not be slumming at McDonald's. And that's how sharing the wealth really works!!”
This Year's Black Friday Deals Are Mostly Recycled And Lame: Study

This Year's Black Friday Deals Are Mostly Recycled And Lame: Study

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 14:00:07 in Business

“Hmm, let me predict that people will be trampled and injured this year... just like every other year. It's actually funny to watch the news and see the crowds of sheeple camped out in the cold and pushing through the front doors in a heaving mass of desperation.”

mi4 on Nov 19, 2013 at 14:09:05

“LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Brianne Altice, English Teacher, Allegedly Had Sex With 15-Year-Old Student

Brianne Altice, English Teacher, Allegedly Had Sex With 15-Year-Old Student

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 13:36:39 in Crime

“My guess is she tried to break it off with the love sick little puppy dog and he tried to blackmail her into having sex by threatening to go to the police. When that didn't work he made good on his threat.”
Gun Control Polls Find Support Sliding For Harsher Laws

Gun Control Polls Find Support Sliding For Harsher Laws

Commented Sep 21, 2013 at 14:11:26 in Politics

“Stricter gun laws won't prevent or even diminish mass shootings. Tougher gun laws will only restrict the law abiding citizens ability to protect themselves. It's a fantasy that criminals and the mental ill will refrain from committing gun violence because it's against the law or a little more difficult/expensive to obtain a gun.”
Robert Miles, Scammed Lottery Winner, To Claim Prize 7 Years Later

Robert Miles, Scammed Lottery Winner, To Claim Prize 7 Years Later

Commented Aug 30, 2013 at 08:51:49 in Business

“I won the lottery once. I spent half the money on Gambling, Drugs, Alcohol and high priced Prostitutes.... and the other half I foolishly squandered. :-)”

4oliver2 on Aug 30, 2013 at 10:29:10

“could have used some of the drugs to procure low priced prostitutes.....silly man”
Vanuatu Cocaine Bust Nets $330 Million Worth Of Drugs From Seized Yacht Bound For Australia

Vanuatu Cocaine Bust Nets $330 Million Worth Of Drugs From Seized Yacht Bound For Australia

Commented Aug 24, 2013 at 05:52:36 in World

“"Street Value" is a ridiculously over inflated number used to give the illusion that our hard earned tax dollars are being wisely spent. Did the drug smugglers lose money? yes, but only about 3 million. When buying in bulk direct from the suppliers in Columbia they are only paying about $2,000 a pound.”

Nobshere on Aug 24, 2013 at 08:32:27

“So true. When they bust a pot grower here in America, they weigh the dirt and stalks to make it look like they seized so much more. Then they inflate the value.”

Sunandwaves on Aug 24, 2013 at 08:30:08

“The amount they lost is what they intended to sell it for when they landed in Australia. No different than you finding a hundred dollar bill in the woods. If you in turn lost the hundred dollar bill....you just lost $100.”
Pennsylvania Rep. Steve Bloom Seeks Cosponsors For Bill That Spurs Creationism Discussion

Pennsylvania Rep. Steve Bloom Seeks Cosponsors For Bill That Spurs Creationism Discussion

Commented Aug 8, 2013 at 10:24:14 in Politics

“Don't forget that Stars are merely Pinholes in the curtain of night.”
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Sex Trafficking Victim, Subject of 'Tricked' Documentary, Shares Her Story (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 7, 2013 at 07:54:21 in HuffPost Live 321

“Hmm... let's see... she's allowed to go out on calls during the day and walk the streets at night but for two years she had no opportunity to escape and every day she returned to her pimp. I'm not buying it. I think she is done with prostitution and is now looking for a book or movie deal by changing the story to "How I became a Victim of sex trafficking"”
Saxby Chambliss: Security Threats 'Reminiscent Of What We Saw Pre-9/11'

Saxby Chambliss: Security Threats 'Reminiscent Of What We Saw Pre-9/11'

Commented Aug 5, 2013 at 19:59:32 in Politics

“Does the phrase "The Emperor wears no clothes" have any gravity with you?”
Saxby Chambliss: Security Threats 'Reminiscent Of What We Saw Pre-9/11'

Saxby Chambliss: Security Threats 'Reminiscent Of What We Saw Pre-9/11'

Commented Aug 5, 2013 at 19:51:21 in Politics

“Would you like me to explain who the great OZ is?”
Saxby Chambliss: Security Threats 'Reminiscent Of What We Saw Pre-9/11'

Saxby Chambliss: Security Threats 'Reminiscent Of What We Saw Pre-9/11'

Commented Aug 5, 2013 at 19:47:19 in Politics

“BTW the cool-aid reference isn't saying our govt was responsible for Jonestown. It's an analogy for how the gullible can easily be fooled.

Sorry I had to explain that to you.”
Saxby Chambliss: Security Threats 'Reminiscent Of What We Saw Pre-9/11'

Saxby Chambliss: Security Threats 'Reminiscent Of What We Saw Pre-9/11'

Commented Aug 5, 2013 at 19:40:15 in Politics

“DUH... rewrite history! ...Doesn't work in the REAL WORLD...??? OMG you are just another brainwashed retard. Grow up, get educated and look beyond the curtains the great OZ hides behind. LOL!”
Kalee Warnick, New Jersey English Teacher, Had Sexual Relationship With 15-Year-Old Student: Police

Kalee Warnick, New Jersey English Teacher, Had Sexual Relationship With 15-Year-Old Student: Police

Commented Aug 5, 2013 at 16:45:38 in Crime

“I don't know, I was banging the 14 y/o girl next door when I was 12 so don't act like 14+ don't know what they are doing, Everyone acts like they are "Helpless Victims".... No, they are horny teenagers. As long as it is consensual I say no harm no foul.

Now I will sit back and suffer the slings and arrows of all the bible thumpers and narrow minded haters who want to blame teenage sex on the devil and perverts. :-) LOL!”
Saxby Chambliss: Security Threats 'Reminiscent Of What We Saw Pre-9/11'

Saxby Chambliss: Security Threats 'Reminiscent Of What We Saw Pre-9/11'

Commented Aug 5, 2013 at 10:38:11 in Politics

“The U.S Gov't could go quietly about it's business of dealing with terrorists... Must be some reason not a week goes by without the headlines awash with the words Al-Qaeda or Terrorist or Terror plot. In fact, all the headlines and free advertising we grant them only emboldens terrorists and strengthens their ranks. If we really want to make "Al-Qaeda" irrelevant and we should stop working soooo hard to promote them by keeping them fresh in our minds and on the front pages of our newspapers. ”

ckfred on Aug 5, 2013 at 14:59:59

“Trying to keep them out of the media is like trying to keep the Kardashians off basic cable and the Internet.

Unfortunately, Americans tend to worry and want to talk about problems without end. We aren't like the British, who carried out despite the Germans attacking England with bombers, V-1s, and V-2s.”
Saxby Chambliss: Security Threats 'Reminiscent Of What We Saw Pre-9/11'

Saxby Chambliss: Security Threats 'Reminiscent Of What We Saw Pre-9/11'

Commented Aug 5, 2013 at 09:54:59 in Politics

“The U.S Gov't could go quietly about it's business of dealing with terrorists... Must be some reason that not a week goes by without the headlines awash with the words Al-Qaeda or Terror or Terror plot. It's been that way for well over ten years... someone has an interest in keeping the "Boogyman" fresh in our minds.... I wonder why?”
Saxby Chambliss: Security Threats 'Reminiscent Of What We Saw Pre-9/11'

Saxby Chambliss: Security Threats 'Reminiscent Of What We Saw Pre-9/11'

Commented Aug 5, 2013 at 09:03:40 in Politics

“bla bla bla keep drinking the cool-aid fool.”

vbookish7 on Aug 5, 2013 at 18:18:49

“Obviously you are up to your eyeballs in the fear cool-aid of the last administration. Don't re-write history like they tried to do. It doesn't work in the real world.”

Bumpa2 on Aug 5, 2013 at 09:18:19

“You appear to be the one drinking the kool-aid.”
Saxby Chambliss: Security Threats 'Reminiscent Of What We Saw Pre-9/11'

Saxby Chambliss: Security Threats 'Reminiscent Of What We Saw Pre-9/11'

Commented Aug 5, 2013 at 08:53:22 in Politics

“The most effective tool for keeping the doors to Americas treasury wide open and the money flowing is to create an environment of constant fear. We the Sheeple of the United States of America are fed a constant stream of "Al-Qaeda" threats and "Terrorist plots" for the purpose of justifying billions of taxpayer dollars spent on a "National Security Apparatus" that mainly collects information on Americans.”

ckfred on Aug 5, 2013 at 09:22:35

“When you aren't prepared to deal with a threat, that is when the threat is most likely to cause problems. If you look at history, the U.S. often got into a war when it wasn't well prepared. That was the case at the start of the Civil War, WWI and WWII.

I'm not saying that Washington has not overreacted at all. But, if we were to just go about like 9/11 couldn't happen again, we would be extremely foolish.”

DMAvery on Aug 5, 2013 at 09:06:04

“i guess you think that 9/11 was just pretend, huh? if you think that al-qaeda isn't out to get us, then the sheep is the sucker that you see in the mirror.”

vbookish7 on Aug 5, 2013 at 09:00:20

“You are mistaken. The Bush/Cheney regime concocted the fear colors that the head of homeland security, former governor Tom Ridge declared came from somewhere but not by him. I can't remember the last time we had a threat warning like this one. Let us not take the past mistakes and place them under this administration. The head of National Security says the collections of information have saved lives in several Al Qaeda related attacks. Sorry you missed the real story!”
Thomas Wallace Crashes SUV Into Motel At 100 MPH, Pinning Pregnant Woman (VIDEO)

Thomas Wallace Crashes SUV Into Motel At 100 MPH, Pinning Pregnant Woman (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 12:08:25 in Weird News

“Maybe 50 tops coming across the grass then 25-30 across the parking lot then 15-20 at the moment of impact with the hotel. If he hit the hotel doing 100mph he wouldn't be able to get out and run away”
Susannah Mushatt Jones, 114-Year-Old Woman, Shares Her Longevity Secrets (VIDEO)

Susannah Mushatt Jones, 114-Year-Old Woman, Shares Her Longevity Secrets (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 9, 2013 at 07:56:11 in Fifty

“114.5 is a bit of an over estimate, 1,000,000 hours is closer to 114 years 28 days give or take a day for leap years.”
Susannah Mushatt Jones, 114-Year-Old Woman, Shares Her Longevity Secrets (VIDEO)

Susannah Mushatt Jones, 114-Year-Old Woman, Shares Her Longevity Secrets (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 8, 2013 at 20:00:47 in Fifty

“Make it to 114.5 and she can say she has lived 1 million hours. :-)”

Frogdog2399 on Jul 8, 2013 at 21:13:21

“Wow...that's awesome..where did you get that stat?”
George Zimmerman Trial: Jury To Ponder Conflicting Testimony

George Zimmerman Trial: Jury To Ponder Conflicting Testimony

Commented Jul 8, 2013 at 10:10:09 in Black Voices

“sheilafrees: "I definitely believe that if Zimmerman brandished a gun to scare off Martin, that would be wrong. I am not in favoring of flashing a gun to gain the upper hand."

If Zimmerman had brandished the gun to scare off Martin... Martin would still be alive today and Zimmerman wouldn't be facing murder charges. I'm not saying people should walk around randomly waving guns in the air. My point is, a responsible gun owner has the obligation to only use his/her weapon as a last ditch effort to save their life. We could argue all day about this particular case and when/if that threshold was reached but in my opinion this was a fight with a teenage boy that could have ended without loss of life if the gun would have been used as a deterrent rather than a deadly weapon.”
George Zimmerman Trial: Jury To Ponder Conflicting Testimony

George Zimmerman Trial: Jury To Ponder Conflicting Testimony

Commented Jul 7, 2013 at 18:45:40 in Black Voices

“Do you beleive that TM would have attacked GZ if he knew GZ had a gun? I don't think so, I think he would turn and run. Brandishing a weapon will stop 99.99% of all attacks. Just my opinion though, you may think differently.”

gregmccumber on Jul 8, 2013 at 10:10:09

“sheilafrees: "I definitely believe that if Zimmerman brandished a gun to scare off Martin, that would be wrong. I am not in favoring of flashing a gun to gain the upper hand."

If Zimmerman had brandished the gun to scare off Martin... Martin would still be alive today and Zimmerman wouldn't be facing murder charges. I'm not saying people should walk around randomly waving guns in the air. My point is, a responsible gun owner has the obligation to only use his/her weapon as a last ditch effort to save their life. We could argue all day about this particular case and when/if that threshold was reached but in my opinion this was a fight with a teenage boy that could have ended without loss of life if the gun would have been used as a deterrent rather than a deadly weapon.”

sheilafrees on Jul 7, 2013 at 19:04:43

“gremccumber - I definitely believe that if Zimmerman brandished a gun to scare off Martin, that would be wrong. I am not in favoring of flashing a gun to gain the upper hand. Somewhere in this whole thing, what should have been a cordial exchange between to people went seriously wrong. Zimmerman with what he believed Martin was doing and vice versa. I would like to say the lesson we can all take from this is rather than look towards the negative we should be focusing on the positive in people.”
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