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46% Americans Believe In Creationism According To Latest Gallup Poll

46% Americans Believe In Creationism According To Latest Gallup Poll

Commented Aug 31, 2012 at 02:41:01 in Religion

“You are totally right Stu.”
46% Americans Believe In Creationism According To Latest Gallup Poll

46% Americans Believe In Creationism According To Latest Gallup Poll

Commented Aug 29, 2012 at 03:39:04 in Religion

“To david colombini. Thanks your answer. Well, I have to disagree when you say that not all religions has polytheistic roots. Judaism too. Actually, there's no known religion without polytheism as roots. Concerning Judaism, what you said is about what it is said chronologically in the Bible: we know we cannot take it as historical fact. The facts is, Canaanite "religion" was practiced by Semites living in the areas of modern Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, and parts of Jordan and Syria. It was before the very idea of a God, so before Judaism (sometimes refers as the first monotheistic religion, along the one of Akenaton, which was the real first). Here are some of the gods in the Canaanite pantheon: Anat, Athirat, Athtart, Baal, El, Mot, Shapsu, Yam, Yarikh. And others, more known to us, like Dagan or Ishtar, that are even older gods. It all begins around - 3000 to - 300, and the city of Ebla, where many written objects were found, shed a great light on that.”

Stu Pidashol on Aug 30, 2012 at 15:33:20

“Too bad people don't (or won't) pick up a book or 2 on pre-history before they spout off about our common ancestors. Before ANY monotheistic religion came about there were many polytheistic belief systems in place. In fact, most Christian customs, holidays and observances were taken and modified from pre-existing religions. I know the self-imposed ignorant will be up in arms about this but almost all 'traditional' Christian beliefs have a basis in paganism. Even the all-important resurrection idea was in the minds of early man, long before Jesus came around.”
46% Americans Believe In Creationism According To Latest Gallup Poll

46% Americans Believe In Creationism According To Latest Gallup Poll

Commented Aug 10, 2012 at 11:25:38 in Religion

“To Bruce Tutti. You said I'm missing the point because I don't talk about moral stuff. I don't understand your question : how come moral can be relevant with the creatianonism? Do you mean that only a religious person, believing or not in creationism, can understand and carry on moral values? If you think that, well... No comment. But I'm sure you didn't mean that, right?”
Higgs Boson VIDEO: A Metaphor To Explain The Particle, Or Further Confuse You

Higgs Boson VIDEO: A Metaphor To Explain The Particle, Or Further Confuse You

Commented Jul 6, 2012 at 15:40:24 in Science

“I'm honored to have one fan! :) Thanks. I understand you pretty well since I had the same feeling a few years before I was a teenager. Science is my passion and I have never stop to learn for more than twenty years now; well, especially in my favorite fields of course, which include Evolution too. I'm sure you are a very interesting person :)”
Higgs Boson VIDEO: A Metaphor To Explain The Particle, Or Further Confuse You

Higgs Boson VIDEO: A Metaphor To Explain The Particle, Or Further Confuse You

Commented Jul 6, 2012 at 04:23:56 in Science

“I totally agree with you Donna! I have a Master in Science and I do popularization of science in Quantum Mechanics, Astrophysics and Relativity, and what she said was like a big blur, and it is obvious she didn't understand the subject, nor digged into it to know it, at least a bit. Though, she was trying and shared this great discovery to people, that could make researches on their side: she's not so bad. Stephane”

Donna Blass on Aug 4, 2012 at 19:24:35

“thanks for your support. There is a scary anti-intellectual trend in the US that was certainly popularized by the second George Bush. It is hard for me to imagine who would turn to him as a role model. ”

Donna Blass on Jul 6, 2012 at 12:39:34

“Thanks for your support. I guess I am your first fan. It is very hard to understand what has made science and much of what is related to it so unpopular these days. I have been interested in science since I was so small that I did not know there was a name that characterized the diverse things I was interested in.”
46% Americans Believe In Creationism According To Latest Gallup Poll

46% Americans Believe In Creationism According To Latest Gallup Poll

Commented Jul 5, 2012 at 10:48:38 in Religion

“The belief in God is quite new in our history. And to the question if god exists or not, the answer is obvious and simple and known for centuries: of course god doesn't exist. I'm sure many people will yell at me, saying : "How dare you!". Well, that doesn't bother me. So, the reason why God cannot exist, is very simple: History, without even talking about science, can explain it. Here it is. Before the very idea of a God, they were beliefs in gods (Bull god, Ra, Zeus, Poseidon, Odin, Thor...), that is to say, polytheism, which came in the earliest era of men, much before monotheism; not mentioning the prehistoric men (and before them), believing only on survival. This simple fact, known by everybody and acknowledged by everybody except the strongest creationists, should suffice. Let's go further. How come these people, that have adored these ancient gods for centuries or thousands of years, have not been enlightened or punished by God during this time? And the last one (among hundreds of other examples I could say): why God would reveal himself only to a few people, and not to the entire planet? The reason is simple again: the first civilizations appeared in Mesopotamia, where most of the events of the Bible/Thora stand; where the ancient scrolls of the "original" Bible have been found, and written in aramaic, hebrew for the oldest. Of course, to that, you can add all the science evidences.”

tremere on Aug 29, 2012 at 03:39:04

“To david colombini. Thanks your answer. Well, I have to disagree when you say that not all religions has polytheistic roots. Judaism too. Actually, there's no known religion without polytheism as roots. Concerning Judaism, what you said is about what it is said chronologically in the Bible: we know we cannot take it as historical fact. The facts is, Canaanite "religion" was practiced by Semites living in the areas of modern Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, and parts of Jordan and Syria. It was before the very idea of a God, so before Judaism (sometimes refers as the first monotheistic religion, along the one of Akenaton, which was the real first). Here are some of the gods in the Canaanite pantheon: Anat, Athirat, Athtart, Baal, El, Mot, Shapsu, Yam, Yarikh. And others, more known to us, like Dagan or Ishtar, that are even older gods. It all begins around - 3000 to - 300, and the city of Ebla, where many written objects were found, shed a great light on that.”

David Colombini on Aug 28, 2012 at 15:38:06

“I want to point out that Judaism (their holy scripture, the Torah, is all in hebrew) is purely monotheistic. Not every religion had polytheistic roots. I agree with your reasoning, just wanted to point it out.”

tremere on Aug 10, 2012 at 11:25:38

“To Bruce Tutti. You said I'm missing the point because I don't talk about moral stuff. I don't understand your question : how come moral can be relevant with the creatianonism? Do you mean that only a religious person, believing or not in creationism, can understand and carry on moral values? If you think that, well... No comment. But I'm sure you didn't mean that, right?”

Bruce Tutty on Aug 10, 2012 at 06:49:42

“missing the point here...bypassed to whole moral lessons thing huh..how do you think parents taught their children to behave?

Sorry, I mean once you've finished with the pure mythology.”
Higgs Boson VIDEO: A Metaphor To Explain The Particle, Or Further Confuse You

Higgs Boson VIDEO: A Metaphor To Explain The Particle, Or Further Confuse You

Commented Jul 5, 2012 at 04:43:07 in Science

“For your information, Einstein didn't discover relativity, just make it more mature. The real inventors (you don't discover a theory) were Lorentz and especially Henri Poincaré (who created first e=mc², and not Einstein) and really was the first: Einstein shared this before I died. I'm sure it's big news for many people :), not only you beninabox.”

beninabox1 on Jul 5, 2012 at 13:15:33

“Thanks for the info on Lorentz and Poincaré. I wrote a bit too fast. I indeed understand that one formulates/invents rather than discovers a theory.”
Higgs Boson VIDEO: A Metaphor To Explain The Particle, Or Further Confuse You

Higgs Boson VIDEO: A Metaphor To Explain The Particle, Or Further Confuse You

Commented Jul 4, 2012 at 10:20:57 in Science

“Well, explaining the Higg's boson is hard, and actually impossible if you don't really understand the phenomenon. Talking about this boson, if you want a good metaphor, let's see what is really, first of all, the Higg's bosons. First, we talk about Higgs' fields : the universe is "drowned" into Higgs' fields, because there are everywhere. And all the other particules move into that, as if they were into water (water being the Higgs' bosons). The more
a particule move fast, the less the Higgs' bosons interfere with a particule. Imaging yourself walking into the water up to your knees: it's difficult. For a particule it is the same. The more it is difficult, the more the interaction between the particule (quarks, neutrinos, electron...) and the Higgs' bosons is strong. And, the stronger it is, the heavier is the particule... In short, the more a particule interacts with Higgs' bosons, the more a particule has mass.
The last and most emblematic example is the photon, which has no mass in theory (equations), but does have super tiny mass in reality (just like the neutrinos, which were supposed having no mass according to equations, but thanks to technology, we know now they do have a mass): this particule almost doesn't interact at all with the Higgs' bosons, that's why the photon has almost no mass. Hope I have been clear”
Higgs Boson VIDEO: A Metaphor To Explain The Particle, Or Further Confuse You

Higgs Boson VIDEO: A Metaphor To Explain The Particle, Or Further Confuse You

Commented Jul 4, 2012 at 10:15:32 in Science

“Just loved your joke! Bravo Fein !”
My New Rule for Todd Akin and the Republican Party

My New Rule for Todd Akin and the Republican Party

Commented Aug 24, 2012 at 10:25:33 in Comedy

“You are damn right sippewisset ! And good joke by the way :)”
My New Rule for Todd Akin and the Republican Party

My New Rule for Todd Akin and the Republican Party

Commented Aug 24, 2012 at 09:59:51 in Comedy

“THANK YOU BILL ! Common sense seems to be scarce nowadays. It's amazing that these Republican guys actually run this country ! It's scary and hopeless to us all: too many Americans are stupid.”

tremere on Aug 24, 2012 at 10:25:33

“You are damn right sippewisset ! And good joke by the way :)”

sippewissett on Aug 24, 2012 at 10:06:23

“"Common sense" is an oxymoron. The GOP is proving that.”
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Two Notions of Truth: My Sunday School vs. My Public School

Commented Jul 4, 2012 at 09:58:03 in Religion

“The belief in God is quite new in our history. And to the question if god exists or not, the answer is obvious and simple and known for centuries: of course god doesn't exist. I'm sure many people will yell at me, saying : "How dare you!". Well, that doesn't bother me. So, the reason why God cannot exist, is very simple: History, without even talking about science, can explain it. Here it is. Before the very idea of a God, they were beliefs in gods (Bull god, Ra, Zeus, Poseidon, Odin, Thor...), that is to say, polytheism, which came in the earliest era of men, much before monotheism; not mentioning the prehistoric men (and before them), believing only on survival. This simple fact, known by everybody and acknowledged by everybody except the strongest creationists, should suffice. Let's go further. How come these people, that have adored these ancient gods for centuries or thousands of years, have not been enlightened or punished by God during this time? And the last one (among hundreds of other examples I could say): why God would reveal himself only to a few people, and not to the entire planet? The reason is simple again: the first civilizations appeared in Mesopotamia, where most of the events of the Bible/Thora stand; where the ancient scrolls of the "original" Bible have been found, and written in aramaic, hebrew for the oldest. Of course, to that, you can add all the science evidences.”