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Maybe he's trying to stop them from procreating, Lord know we have enough mentally handicapped people in the world stuck in the Bronze Age believing in fairy tales.  (Thursday Aug 13 | post #920758)

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http://time.com/37 53366/life-began-e arth-evidence/ There’s New Evidence About How Life on Earth Began March 21, 2015 Some support for the primordial ooze theory A new study in the journal Nature Chemistry provides strong evidence that the ingredients necessary to concoct the first life forms did indeed exist on earth. The scientists say that they used hydrogen sulfide, hydrogen cyanide and ultraviolet light—three basic elements that were available pre-life as we know it—to create the building blocks of compounds that eventually led to the genetic material that all life on earth holds in common, DNA. The process also likely got some extraterrestrial help. They speculate that meteorites might have reacted with nitrogen in the atmosphere to create hydrogen cyanide, and that in water, that chemical could have interacted with both hydrogen sulfide and the sun’s UV light. Laser-Zapping Experiment Simulates Beginnings of Life on Earth by Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer | December 08, 2014 03:48pm ET http://www.livesci ence.com/49049-beg inning-of-life-exp eriment.html To recreate the conditions thought to exist on Earth when life began, scientists used a giant laser to ignite chemical reactions that converted a substance found on the early Earth into the molecular building blocks of DNA, the blueprint for life. The findings not only offer support for theories of how life first formed, but could also aid in the search for signs of life elsewhere in the universe, the researchers said. https://www.newsci entist.com/article /dn25471-spark-of- life-metabolism-ap pears-in-lab-witho ut-cells/ Spark of life: Metabolism appears in lab without cells 25 April 2014 Metabolic processes that underpin life on Earth have arisen spontaneously outside of cells. The serendipitous finding that metabolism – the cascade of reactions in all cells that provides them with the raw materials they need to survive – can happen in such simple conditions provides fresh insights into how the first life formed. It also suggests that the complex processes needed for life may have surprisingly humble origins. But his findings suggest that many of these reactions could have occurred spontaneously in Earth’s early oceans, catalysed by metal ions rather than the enzymes that drive them in cells today. The origin of metabolism is a major gap in our understanding of the emergence of life. “If you look at many different organisms from around the world, this network of reactions always looks very similar, suggesting that it must have come into place very early on in evolution, but no one knew precisely when or how,” says Ralser. YOU'RE WELCOME BUCKY POOH, GLAD I COULD HELP  (Thursday Aug 13 | post #920723)

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Morality is subjective and not universal. It is created by man within each particular society. It is not floating around, it is not handed down by any particular god and varies widely. For instance, prior to 1860 the Christian South of the USA thought it was moral to own other men as slaves. for many centuries, European Christians not only thought it was moral to conquer foreign lands and subjective the natives to colonialism in order to rob those lands of their resource, but it was a moral obligation to destroy the native cultures and convert them to Christianity. North American Christians thought it was moral to commit genocide on the North American Natives, "the only good injun is a dead injun" Many Christians thought it was moral to kill other Christians who didn't think exactly like them.  (Thursday Aug 13 | post #920720)

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http://time.com/37 53366/life-began-e arth-evidence/ There’s New Evidence About How Life on Earth Began March 21, 2015 Some support for the primordial ooze theory A new study in the journal Nature Chemistry provides strong evidence that the ingredients necessary to concoct the first life forms did indeed exist on earth. The scientists say that they used hydrogen sulfide, hydrogen cyanide and ultraviolet light—three basic elements that were available pre-life as we know it—to create the building blocks of compounds that eventually led to the genetic material that all life on earth holds in common, DNA. The process also likely got some extraterrestrial help. They speculate that meteorites might have reacted with nitrogen in the atmosphere to create hydrogen cyanide, and that in water, that chemical could have interacted with both hydrogen sulfide and the sun’s UV light. Laser-Zapping Experiment Simulates Beginnings of Life on Earth by Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer | December 08, 2014 03:48pm ET http://www.livesci ence.com/49049-beg inning-of-life-exp eriment.html To recreate the conditions thought to exist on Earth when life began, scientists used a giant laser to ignite chemical reactions that converted a substance found on the early Earth into the molecular building blocks of DNA, the blueprint for life. The findings not only offer support for theories of how life first formed, but could also aid in the search for signs of life elsewhere in the universe, the researchers said. https://www.newsci entist.com/article /dn25471-spark-of- life-metabolism-ap pears-in-lab-witho ut-cells/ Spark of life: Metabolism appears in lab without cells 25 April 2014 Metabolic processes that underpin life on Earth have arisen spontaneously outside of cells. The serendipitous finding that metabolism – the cascade of reactions in all cells that provides them with the raw materials they need to survive – can happen in such simple conditions provides fresh insights into how the first life formed. It also suggests that the complex processes needed for life may have surprisingly humble origins. But his findings suggest that many of these reactions could have occurred spontaneously in Earth’s early oceans, catalysed by metal ions rather than the enzymes that drive them in cells today. The origin of metabolism is a major gap in our understanding of the emergence of life. “If you look at many different organisms from around the world, this network of reactions always looks very similar, suggesting that it must have come into place very early on in evolution, but no one knew precisely when or how,” says Ralser.  (Thursday Aug 13 | post #920685)

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One thing for sure, there is more evidence and scientific test results supporting the theory of abiogenesis than some omniscient being coming down to Earth, making a golem and breathing life into him. There's not only no evidence of the latter, there's not a shred of evidence of the existence of a omniscient being.  (Wednesday Aug 12 | post #920400)

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Maybe you should go take either an astronomy course or geology/Earth Science course that includes the formation of the Sun, solar system and specifically planet Earth. We can definitely say "There was no life on Earth when it was formed, now there is life on Earth. THAT is a fact. " Those facts have nothing to do with whether life was spontaneous or created. He never stated life came from abiogenesis in his post. BTW has that photogenic memory of yours? Have you taken any pictures of it to enter into a contest?  (Wednesday Aug 12 | post #920398)

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This is old and stupid. The bartender asks,“Do all of you want a drink?” The first logician says,“I don’t know.” The second logician says,“I don’t know.” The third logician says,“Yes.” The bartender asked if they ALL want a drink. If the first logician didn't want a drink, he'd say no-because he knows all three didn't want a drink However, if he wants a drink, he doesn't know if the other 2 want a drink, ergo his answer is I don't know. Second logician: if he doesn't want a drink would say no. If he does, he doesn't know if the 3rd logician wants a drink, ergo his answer is I don't know. Third logician: if he doesn't want a drink, he would say no. If he does, his answer would be Yes, as he already knows the other 2 want a drink by their answers.  (Wednesday Aug 12 | post #920352)

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FYI River, IMO opinion the best candidate for POTUS is Jim Webb, but he'll never make it.  (Wednesday Aug 12 | post #920326)

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Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz wrong answer DNA is made up of molecules called nucleotides. Each nucleotide contains a phosphate group, a sugar group and a nitrogen base. The four types of nitrogen bases are adenine (A), thymine (T), guanine (G) and cytosine (C). The order of these bases is what determines DNA's instructions, or genetic code all of which are comprised of elements in the Periodic Table even you brain is composed of elements in the periodic table. Its 32 percent; oxygen, 30 percent; silicon, 15 percent; magnesium, 14 percent; sulfur, 3 percent; nickel, 2 percent; and trace amounts of calcium, aluminum and other elements  (Wednesday Aug 12 | post #920325)

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to add a few names we can thank for modern science: Thales of Miletus (astronomer & father of trigonometry & geometry), Pythagoras, Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius of Perga, Anaximander of Miletus, Hipparchus, Ptolemy and Epicycles, Aristarchus, Eratosthenes. BTW The father of Modern Evolutionary Science is Darwin. Glad you didn't include any biblical figures in developing modern science. The only thing we've got from the bible, besides hate and prejudice, is mythology and a hindrance to the advancement of mankind  (Wednesday Aug 12 | post #920316)

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You're a special kind of stupid aren't you? Kate, the woman in the article offered her story because of idiots like you. In the hopes that she could put a personal slant on an issue that closed minded people paint with a broad brush. Its also why many female politicians and celebrities are coming out with their stories of getting an abortion. Because people like you want to take that right away. You're not even a woman, right redneck. so why should you have any say?  (Wednesday Aug 12 | post #920228)

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and what behavior would that be. Would it be European Christians colonizing the world, destroying thousands of different cultures in the process? Would it be European Christians committing genocide on a world wide scale, almost completely wiping out North and South Amerind populations? Would it be German Christians committing genocide of 6 million people in WWII? Would it be Serbian Christians committing genocide on Muslims and Croats? Would it be Catholic priest sexually abusing tens of thousands of children world wide for decades? Would it be the Vatican establishing a policy to protect those sexually deviant priests at the expense of their victims? Would it be the policies established by Conservative Christians that resulted in 20% of American children being hungry and malnourished? 48 million Americans without health care. The ranks of Americans living below the poverty level increasing while the Middle Class shrinks and the top 10% owns 80% of the wealth in America? Would it be ISIS beheading non Muslims or not the right Muslims? Would it be ISIS burning people to death? Please explain which behaviors of Athists the world would be better off without  (Wednesday Aug 12 | post #920227)

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People like you disgust me. You pigeon hole women getting an abortion to support your position without taking the time to research why and who are getting abortions. Just some facts, besides the fact the majority of unwanted pregnancies occurred while the couple was using birth control. It’s not fail safe. But let’s concentrate on late term, trimester abortions. I know this will be difficult for you, but would you please try to use logic in answering this question. Do you think that a woman who has carried a pregnancy for 8 months didn’t want a baby. Did it ever occur to you that just maybe something went wrong with the pregnancy and the fetus is terribly deformed? Here are some facts: It is estimated that just 1% of all abortions in the United States are third trimester abortions. If the estimates are correct, then the total number of third trimester abortions would be 9,000 per year. Over 90% of the unintended pregnancies that are aborted will be done during the first trimester. 61% of the women who choose to have an abortion have at least one child already http://www.cdc.gov /ncbddd/birthdefec ts/anencephaly.htm l Now to put a face on a woman who had a late term abortion. What Kind of Mother Is 8 Months Pregnant and Wants an Abortion? https://www.yahoo. com/parenting/what -kind-of-mother-is -8-months-pregnant -and-117104430132. html Rachel BertscheWriterApri l 30, 2015 Kate, already mom to one daughter, terminated her second pregnancy at 36 weeks. She named the daughter she lost Rose. (Photo: Rosanna U/Getty Images) When Kate, a 29-year-old mom outside Boston, found out she was pregnant with a second daughter, she was elated. Then, at 36 weeks along, she got the news that is every expecting parent’s worst nightmare: Her baby, whom she would later name Rose, had two brain malformations. Kate decided to have an abortion, and eventually found solace in a support group on the website Ending a Wanted Pregnancy. The online community is for parents who terminate pregnancies for medical reasons (pregnancies they wanted, but chose to end after a severe prenatal diagnosis or maternal health issue) and who often feel alone or ashamed, and suffer in silence. Kate, one of the site’s administrators, shares her story with Yahoo Parenting’s Rachel Bertsche. Why don’t you read it. Getting an abortion is a highly personal event, which should only involve the woman, her family and her physician. It doesn’t need the government involvement and it certainly doesn’t need some complete stranger who insists on pushing their religious dogma on everyone else.  (Wednesday Aug 12 | post #920222)

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Translation I didn't go to any of the websites you posted and read the information presented. That would have meant that I would have had to acknowledge scientific facts and thus changed my uniformed opinion and understanding of the world based on facts and scientific evidence. No, I prefer to remain ignorant and uneducated.  (Wednesday Aug 12 | post #920179)

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Those qualities that I accept were qualities taught by various people long before Jesus came along, so they weren't his to begin with. I do not accept all the teachings of Jesus, mainly that he was a god, that there is a God the Father, or the GODFATHER and his pet ghost, Holy. Here's some logic for you, if I don't believe in any supernatural being, be it the Christian God, Zeus, Apollo, Mithras, The Flying Spaghetti Monster, I also don't believe in Satan.  (Tuesday Aug 11 | post #919887)

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