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April 29th, 2013
10:51 AM ET

New film examines science vs. religion

(CNN) – Lawrence Krauss and Richard Dawkins discuss religion in the modern world and debate science in their new film.

- Dan Merica

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  1. faith

    his passion above all was to find and to understand the mind of god.

    Washington Post
    To what extent are you influenced by Christianity? “As a child I received instruction both in the Bible and in the Talmud. I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene.”

    You accept the historical existence of Jesus? “Unquestionably! No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life.”

    “What I Believe,” that he recorded for a human rights group and later published. It concluded with an explanation of what he meant when he called himself religious: “The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, a snuffed-out candle. To sense that behind anything that can be experienced there is something that our minds cannot grasp, whose beauty and sublimity reaches us only indirectly: this is religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I am a devoutly religious man.”

    May 5, 2013 at 7:39 am |
  2. LAST DAY

    Dawkins and Krauss,

    Look and see,

    There is only one (true) Religion on this earth

    requires Faith, based on (true) EVIDENCES:

    http://www.holy-19-harvest.com
    UNIVERSAL MAGNIFICENT MIRACLES

    May 5, 2013 at 5:29 am |
    • Science

      Free speech helps educate the masses................POLITICIANS too !

      Where do morals come from?

      By Kelly Murray, CNN

      https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/12/where-do-morals-come-from/#comments
      Gravity is not up for debate !

      BY the way ...................Splat goes a fairy in the sky !...............bye bye tinker bell !

      Einstein's Gravity Theory Passes Toughest Test Yet..............................E = mc2..........(U–Pb).................two math formulas.

      Apr. 25, 2013 — A strange stellar pair nearly 7,000 light-years from Earth has provided physicists with a unique cosmic laboratory for studying the nature of gravity. The extremely strong gravity of a massive neutron star in orbit with a companion white dwarf star puts competing theories of gravity to a test more stringent than any available before

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130425142250.htm

      Hey James Madison................religion has none it looks like.............with the comments on this blog.

      The Big question is ETHICS ! does religion have any ?

      The Ethics of Resurrecting Extinct Species

      Apr. 8, 2013 — At some point, scientists may be able to bring back extinct animals, and perhaps early humans, raising questions of ethics and environmental disruption.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130408165955.htm

      April 30, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |

      May 1, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |

      Dinosaur Egg Study Supports Evolutionary Link Between Birds and Dinosaurs: How Troodon Likely Hatched Its Young

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130418104324.htm

      And NO ANGELS the pope KICKED them OFF the TEAM last year !

      From Soup to Cells—the Origin of Life

      http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIE2aOriginoflife.shtml

      the wrong path is Adam and Eve !

      Human Y Chromosome Much Older Than Previously Thought

      Mar. 4, 2013 — The discovery and analysis of an extremely rare African American Y chromosome pushes back the time of the most recent common ancestor for the Y chromosome lineage tree to 338,000 years ago. This time predates the age of the oldest known anatomically modern human fossils.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130305145821.htm

      No god(s) needed or required to graduate from public schools in the US

      Remember : Adam had to POKE himself hard with his OWN BONE to create Eve.

      No god(s) needed................... Old. DNA works..................also catches crooks !

      Ancient DNA Reveals Europe's Dynamic Genetic History

      Apr. 23, 2013 — Ancient DNA recovered from a series of skeletons in central Germany up to 7,500 years old has been used to reconstruct the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130423134037.htm

      Ca-nabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®) – National Cancer Insti-tute

      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cannabis/.../page4

      Mar 21, 2013 – [1,2] These plant-derived compounds may be referred to as phytocannabinoids. ... have a protective effect against the development of certain types of tumors. ... In lung cancer cell lines, CBD upregulated ICAM-1, leading to ...

      Good stuff !

      The fact...............the earth is to old for this nonsemse ! Time to EVOLVE !

      Ancient Earth Crust Stored in Deep Mantle

      Apr. 24, 2013 — Scientists have long believed that lava erupted from certain oceanic volcanoes contains materials from the early Earth's crust. But decisive evidence for this phenomenon has proven elusive. New research from a team including Carnegie's Erik Hauri demonstrates that oceanic volcanic rocks contain samples of recycled crust dating back to the Archean era 2.5 billion years ago. Their work is published in Nature.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130424132705.htm

      For what...................... ? Make sure to read what the pope said !

      Where do morals come from?

      By Kelly Murray, CNN

      https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/

      Learning is fun with facts.......................... and facts work when teaching children.

      Atheist Prof. Peter Higgs: Stop calling Higgs boson the ‘God particle’

      Professor Peter Higgs said recently that there is no God and so people should stop referring to the theoretical partial that
      bears his name as the “God particle.”

      http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/08/atheist-prof-peter-higgs-stop-calling-higgs-bosen-the-god-particle/

      Pope praises science, but insists God created world updated Thur October 28, 2010
      Stephen Hawking is wrong, Pope Benedict XVI said Thursday – God did create the universe. The pope didn't actually mention the world-famous scientist, who argues in a book published last month that the laws of physics show there is no need for a supreme... \

      https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/28/pope-praises-science-but-insists-god-created-world/

      Science

      Heaven is 'a fairy story,' scientist Stephen Hawking says updated Tue May 17, 2011
      By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor The concept of heaven or any kind of afterlife is a "fairy story," famed British scientist Stephen Hawking said in a newspaper interview this week. "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when...

      https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/17/heaven-is-a-fairy-story-scientist-stephen-hawking-says/

      April 7th, 2012

      08:32 PM ET

      The Jesus debate: Man vs. myth

      https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/07/the-jesus-debate-man-vs-myth/comment-page-137/#comment-2281915

      Make sure to read comments

      April 18, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |

      Breaking News

      NASA: Three planets found are some of best candidates so far for habitable worlds outside our solar system.

      http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/18/us/planet-discovery/index.html

      NASA: Mars could have supported life

      Star Dust we are

      [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWdU_px9ApE&w=640&h=360]

      Holy Hallucinations 35

      [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XTCRdC8Dlo&w=640&h=360]

      The ORIGIN story is bullsh-it...............so is the bible............... nasty !

      From Soup to Cells—the Origin of Life

      http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIE2aOriginoflife.shtml

      Scientists have unearthed the first direct signs of cheesemaking, at a site in Poland that dates back 7,500 years.

      Human Evolution

      http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIE2cHumanevo.shtml

      BBC. Planet of the Apemen. Battle for Earth 1. Ho-mo Erectus

      [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUliLKSJ4bQ&w=640&h=360]

      BACKFILL on E =mc2.....

      Einstein letter, set for auction, shows scientist challenging idea of God, being 'chosen'

      By Jessica Ravitz, CNN

      Decades before atheist scientist and author Richard Dawkins called God a "delusion," one world-renowned physicist – Albert Einstein – was weighing in on faith matters with his own strong words.

      “The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends,” Einstein wrote in German in a 1954 letter that will be auctioned on eBay later this month. "No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.”

      https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/category/culture-science/

      May 4, 2013 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |

      Cheech & Chong's History of 420

      Cheech & Chong's History of 420 from CheechAndChong

      All cults...........creationists, ID believers and devil cults.................

      The fact...............the earth is to old ...........time to EVOLVE !.

      Ancient Earth Crust Stored in Deep Mantle

      Apr. 24, 2013 — Scientists have long believed that lava erupted from certain oceanic volcanoes contains materials from the early Earth's crust. But decisive evidence for this phenomenon has proven elusive. New research from a team including Carnegie's Erik Hauri demonstrates that oceanic volcanic rocks contain samples of recycled crust dating back to the Archean era 2.5 billion years ago. Their work is published in Nature.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130424132705.htm

      Dover Trial Transcripts............................................. FACTS.

      Below are the complete transcripts from the Dover Trial. Thanks to our friends at the National Center for Science Education for helping us fill in the missing transcripts.

      http://www.aclupa.org/legal/legaldocket/intelligentdesigncase/dovertrialtranscripts.htm

      Education works for children

      Earth From Space

      Detailed satellite images reveal the web of connections that sustain life on Earth. Aired February 13, 2013 on PBS

      Program Description

      "Earth From Space" is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms it into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustains life on earth. Viewers witness how dust blown from the Sahara fertilizes the Amazon; how a vast submarine "waterfall" off Antarctica helps drive ocean currents around the world; and how the sun's heating up of the southern Atlantic gives birth to a colossally powerful hurricane. From the microscopic world of water molecules vaporizing over the ocean to the magnetic field that is bigger than Earth itself, the show reveals the astonishing beauty and complexity of our dynamic planet.

      http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/space/earth-from-space.html

      February 16, 2013 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |

      Peace

      May 5, 2013 at 7:40 am |
  3. LAST DAY

    Dawkins and Krauss,

    Look and see,

    There is only one (true) Religion on this earth

    requires Faith based on (true) EVIDENCE:

    http://www.holy-19-harvest.com
    UNIVERSAL MAGNIFICENT MIRACLES!

    May 5, 2013 at 5:28 am |
  4. Hint from Van Halen

    Stop lookin' out, start lookin' in

    May 5, 2013 at 4:40 am |
  5. faith

    "sam
    Fill out the CNN Butthurt Report, which can be found on the main page.
    Otherwise, quit acting like your questions are profound."

    rectum

    May 4, 2013 at 10:44 pm |
  6. faith

    with great delight, and only those truly sick could enjoy this, our nazis glory in the destruction of others, to them it proves 1, god is a beast or 2. he doesn't exist. as the simpletons they are, they cannot conceive of other possibilities.

    "As opposed to the wisdom and compassion in the bible
    And Moses said unto them “Have ye saved all the women alive?... Now therefore Kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known a man by lying with him, but all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves” Num 31:1-2, 9-11, 14-18"

    the truth,

    Verses 1-6 All who, without commission from God, dare to execute private revenge, and who, from ambition, covetousness, or resentment, wage war and desolate kingdoms, must one day answer for it. But if God, instead of sending an earthquake, a pestilence, or a famine, be pleased to authorize and command any people to avenge his cause, such a commission surely is just and right. The Israelites could show such a commission, though no persons now can do so. Their wars were begun and carried on expressly by Divine direction, and they were enabled to conquer by miracles. Unless it can be proved that the wicked Canaanites did not deserve their doom, objectors only prove their dislike to God, and their love to his enemies. Man makes light of the evil of sin, but God abhors it. This explains the terrible executions of the nations which had filled the measure of their sins.
    matthew henry

    May 4, 2013 at 10:15 pm |
    • faith

      Verses 7-12 The Israelites slew the Kings of Midian. They slew Balaam. God's overruling providence brought him thither, and their just vengeance found him. Had he himself rightly believed what he had said of the happy state of Israel, he would not have thus herded with the enemies of Israel. The Midianites' wicked wiles were Balaam's projects: it was just that he should perish with them, hosea 4:5 . They took the women and children captives. They burnt their cities and castles, and returned to the camp.

      May 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm |
    • faith

      Verses 13-18 The sword of war should spare women and children; but the sword of justice should know no distinction, but that of guilty or not guilty. This war was the execution of a righteous sentence upon a guilty nation, in which the women were the worst criminals. The female children were spared, who, being brought up among the Israelites, would not tempt them to idolatry. The whole history shows the hatefulness of sin, and the guilt of tempting others; it teaches us to avoid all occasions of evil, and to give no quarter to inward lusts. The women and children were not kept for sinful purposes, but for slaves, a custom every where practised in former times, as to captives. In the course of providence, when famine and plagues visit a nation for sin, children suffer in the common calamity. In this case parents are punished in their children; and for children dying before actual sin, full provision is made as to their eternal happiness, by the mercy of God in Christ.

      May 4, 2013 at 10:19 pm |
    • faith

      Verses 19-24 The Israelites had to purify themselves according to the law, and to abide without the camp seven days, though they had not contracted any moral guilt, the war being just and lawful, and commanded by God. Thus God would preserve in their minds a dread and detestation of shedding blood. The spoil had been used by Midianites, and being now come into the possession of Israelites, it was fit that it should be purified.

      May 4, 2013 at 10:21 pm |
    • faith

      Verses 25-47 Whatever we have, God justly claims a part. Out of the people's share God required one in fifty, but out of the soldiers' share only one in five hundred. The less opportunity we have of honouring God with personal services, the more should we give in money or value.

      May 4, 2013 at 10:23 pm |
    • The Non Believer

      I think faith just proved Dawkins point about radicalization.

      May 4, 2013 at 10:39 pm |
  7. Mibahl Zar-hari

    Atheists think there is only one way to think, and that is THEIR way.
    If you don't think the way they think you ought to think, they attack you for it.
    If this isn't dogmatic, then I don't know what is.

    May 4, 2013 at 6:21 pm |
    • bob level

      You are right. Atheists will attack your arguments with reason and logic. Religious people will attack your arguments with planes and pressure cookers.

      May 4, 2013 at 8:55 pm |
    • faith

      "bob level
      You are right. Atheists will attack your arguments with reason and logic. Religious people will attack your arguments with planes and pressure cookers."

      that is hate speech. i will report it. everyone (besides Nazis) copy and forward this vile piece of terrorism and send it to HLS, abc, nbc, cbs, wsj, and the ADL

      May 4, 2013 at 9:52 pm |
    • The real Tom

      faith, you're a hoot.

      May 4, 2013 at 9:54 pm |
  8. Mibahl Zar-hari

    Political correctness seeks to control people, too, more than religion does. If you don't think and speak the way that the liberals in the media and education want you think and speak, they will pillory you.
    This Christian nation has tolerated atheists a lot better than state atheism has tolerated Christians.

    May 4, 2013 at 6:19 pm |
    • Love

      Unfortunately you can not force people to love one another, which was the point. It would help on both sides but I just don't see it.

      May 5, 2013 at 4:33 am |
  9. Religious things I'd like Science to look at

    1.) astral travel
    2.) Aliens
    3.) Preminitions (dreams)
    4.) Shared dreaming
    5.) DMT and the lower Bardo

    May 4, 2013 at 5:54 pm |
  10. Salero21

    Just the friendly daily reminder that atheism is stupidity in Full bloom! 🙂 😉

    May 4, 2013 at 2:46 pm |
    • tallulah13

      Second-rate troll.

      May 4, 2013 at 3:03 pm |
    • As opposed to the wisdom and compassion in the bible

      And Moses said unto them “Have ye saved all the women alive?... Now therefore Kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known a man by lying with him, but all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves” Num 31:1-2, 9-11, 14-18

      May 4, 2013 at 5:09 pm |
    • Ned Tugent

      Just a counter reminder that Christianity is pedophilia in full bloom.

      May 4, 2013 at 5:53 pm |
  11. Seewoo

    sam,
    I am sitting here with a big smile on my face, all giddy and giggling, basking in the profundity of my questions.
    What are you going to do about it ? 🙂

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    May 4, 2013 at 11:49 am |
  12. LAST DAY

    Krauss and Dawkins,

    here is the one and only MESSAGE

    that can clearly show you the absolute Existence of one GOD

    here now:

    http://www.holy-19-harvest.com
    UNIVERSAL MAGNIFICENT MIRACLES

    May 4, 2013 at 5:26 am |
    • Science

      Bullsh-it above..............see post below.

      May 4, 2013 at 5:34 am |
  13. Master Chef

    One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which we've developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity. It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse: they believe in anything.
    Malcolm Muggeridge

    May 3, 2013 at 8:18 pm |
    • timmuh

      believe in anything you say? During the filming, a topnotch photographer sought to take pictures of the interior of a building Mother Teresa calls "The House of the Dying." It was very dark and the photographer expressed doubts about the outcome. He then remembered that he had brought along a new Kodak film that he had never used before and decided to try it out. On returning to England, he and Muggeridge attended a previewing of the film. The photographer was amazed at the clarity of the pictures. He was on the verge of giving three cheers for Kodak when Muggeridge interrupted: "It's divine light! It's Mother Teresa. You'll find that it's divine light, old boy."

      May 4, 2013 at 12:31 am |
  14. Bob

    Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. We need to receive God's forgiveness through faith in Christ before we can "understand" how this world came to be. "By faith we understand that what was created was created by that which cannot be seen". ...Hebrews 11 After I received Christ as Savior it was soooooooooooooooooooo clear to me that everything occured exactly how the Spirit of God relates it to us in Genesis. God bless

    May 3, 2013 at 6:28 pm |
    • Science

      Chad ...............agrees with you !!!

      Wow ..................Chad .............you love that devil's cult aye ?

      Chad
      Love the Catholic Church they're so generous to the world

      February 19, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply

      https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/12/why-next-pope-must-open-up-church-and-usher-in-vatican-iii/#comments

      May 3, 2013 at 7:14 pm |
  15. Seewoo

    Attacking people for the questions they ask....that's SO scientific. <<<<<<<<<<< sarcasm

    May 3, 2013 at 3:38 pm |
    • Chuckles

      How does this post make sense?

      1. Who's "attacking" you? Pointing out your stupidity is stating a fact, sort of like calling the sky blue. Do you think I'm "attacking" the sky because I called it blue?

      2. How does stating the fact that you are stupid have anything to do with science? Do you think perfect scientists just speak like robots and have no feelings?

      3. The sarcasm was implied, stating that you were being sarcastic made jesus kick a puppy.

      May 3, 2013 at 3:43 pm |
    • sam

      Fill out the CNN Butthurt Report, which can be found on the main page.

      Otherwise, quit acting like your questions are profound.

      May 3, 2013 at 3:48 pm |
    • ME II

      (repost from below)
      @Seewoo,
      Because science doesn't deal in "proof". (Math does however, because like logic, it deals in abstract concepts that can be defined in very specific ways as to allow clear result, i.e. 1 + 1 = 2 is always true.)

      Science is inherently tentative and deals primarily in evidence.

      May 3, 2013 at 3:57 pm |
    • Science

      Seewoo

      E = mc2..........(U–Pb).................two math formulas.

      May 3, 2013 at 4:18 pm |
  16. Science

    Free speech helps educate the masses................POLITICIANS too !

    Where do morals come from?

    By Kelly Murray, CNN

    https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/12/where-do-morals-come-from/#comments

    Gravity is not up for debate !

    BY the way ...................Splat goes a fairy in the sky !...............bye bye tinker bell !

    Einstein's Gravity Theory Passes Toughest Test Yet

    Apr. 25, 2013 — A strange stellar pair nearly 7,000 light-years from Earth has provided physicists with a unique cosmic laboratory for studying the nature of gravity. The extremely strong gravity of a massive neutron star in orbit with a companion white dwarf star puts competing theories of gravity to a test more stringent than any available before

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130425142250.htm

    Hey James Madison................religion has none it looks like.............with the comments on this blog.

    The Big question is ETHICS ! does religion have any ?

    The Ethics of Resurrecting Extinct Species

    Apr. 8, 2013 — At some point, scientists may be able to bring back extinct animals, and perhaps early humans, raising questions of ethics and environmental disruption.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130408165955.htm

    April 30, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |

    May 1, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |

    Dinosaur Egg Study Supports Evolutionary Link Between Birds and Dinosaurs: How Troodon Likely Hatched Its Young

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130418104324.htm

    And NO ANGELS the pope KICKED them OFF the TEAM last year !

    From Soup to Cells—the Origin of Life

    http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIE2aOriginoflife.shtml

    the wrong path is Adam and Eve !

    Human Y Chromosome Much Older Than Previously Thought

    Mar. 4, 2013 — The discovery and analysis of an extremely rare African American Y chromosome pushes back the time of the most recent common ancestor for the Y chromosome lineage tree to 338,000 years ago. This time predates the age of the oldest known anatomically modern human fossils.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130305145821.htm

    No god(s) needed or required to graduate from public schools in the US

    Remember : Adam had to POKE himself hard with his OWN BONE to create Eve.

    No god(s) needed................... Old. DNA works..................also catches crooks !

    Ancient DNA Reveals Europe's Dynamic Genetic History

    Apr. 23, 2013 — Ancient DNA recovered from a series of skeletons in central Germany up to 7,500 years old has been used to reconstruct the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130423134037.htm

    Ca-nabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®) – National Cancer Insti-tute

    http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cannabis/.../page4

    Mar 21, 2013 – [1,2] These plant-derived compounds may be referred to as phytocannabinoids. ... have a protective effect against the development of certain types of tumors. ... In lung cancer cell lines, CBD upregulated ICAM-1, leading to ...

    Good stuff !

    The fact...............the earth is to old for this nonsemse ! Time to EVOLVE !

    Ancient Earth Crust Stored in Deep Mantle

    Apr. 24, 2013 — Scientists have long believed that lava erupted from certain oceanic volcanoes contains materials from the early Earth's crust. But decisive evidence for this phenomenon has proven elusive. New research from a team including Carnegie's Erik Hauri demonstrates that oceanic volcanic rocks contain samples of recycled crust dating back to the Archean era 2.5 billion years ago. Their work is published in Nature.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130424132705.htm

    For what...................... ? Make sure to read what the pope said !

    Where do morals come from?

    By Kelly Murray, CNN

    https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/

    Learning is fun with facts.......................... and facts work when teaching children.

    Atheist Prof. Peter Higgs: Stop calling Higgs boson the ‘God particle’

    Professor Peter Higgs said recently that there is no God and so people should stop referring to the theoretical partial that
    bears his name as the “God particle.”

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/08/atheist-prof-peter-higgs-stop-calling-higgs-bosen-the-god-particle/

    Pope praises science, but insists God created world updated Thur October 28, 2010
    Stephen Hawking is wrong, Pope Benedict XVI said Thursday – God did create the universe. The pope didn't actually mention the world-famous scientist, who argues in a book published last month that the laws of physics show there is no need for a supreme... \

    https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/28/pope-praises-science-but-insists-god-created-world/

    Science

    Heaven is 'a fairy story,' scientist Stephen Hawking says updated Tue May 17, 2011
    By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor The concept of heaven or any kind of afterlife is a "fairy story," famed British scientist Stephen Hawking said in a newspaper interview this week. "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when...

    https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/17/heaven-is-a-fairy-story-scientist-stephen-hawking-says/

    April 7th, 2012

    08:32 PM ET

    The Jesus debate: Man vs. myth

    https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/07/the-jesus-debate-man-vs-myth/comment-page-137/#comment-2281915

    Make sure to read comments

    April 18, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |

    Breaking News

    NASA: Three planets found are some of best candidates so far for habitable worlds outside our solar system.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/18/us/planet-discovery/index.html

    NASA: Mars could have supported life

    Star Dust we are

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWdU_px9ApE&w=640&h=360]

    Peace

    May 3, 2013 at 3:14 pm |
    • Seewoo

      All of the ingredients for life can be found in my pantry: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen.

      May 3, 2013 at 3:46 pm |
    • Science

      E = mc2..........(U–Pb).................two math formulas.

      May 3, 2013 at 4:11 pm |
  17. Seewoo

    So then there ARE things that can be proven without any sort of tangible, hard, concrete evidence? Very interesting.

    May 3, 2013 at 3:14 pm |
    • Chuckles

      Um... no,

      You are worse than chad. You make god cry.

      May 3, 2013 at 3:16 pm |
    • Moby Schtick

      The universe is an interesting place and "proof" is a slippery term. In black holes the singularity defies the laws of math and physics, but that doesn't mean that the principles of mathematics are not "proved" from our perspective or that we are unwise to use them in our engineering processes. The principles work, and they work every time and everywhere that we can test them. There's no reason to think that between 4.92billion and 4.97 billion math doesn't work even though we've not stacked crates of oranges against a schoolhouse wall to work the addition and subtraction.

      May 3, 2013 at 3:22 pm |
    • Moby Schtick

      The universe is an interesting place and "proof" is a slippery term. In black holes the singularity defies the laws of math and physics, but that doesn't mean that the principles of mathematics are not "proved" from our perspective or that we are unwise to use them in our engineering processes. The principles work, and they work every time and everywhere that we can test them. There's no reason to think that between 4.92billion and 4.97 billion math doesn't work even though we've not stacked crates of oranges against a schoolhouse wall to work the addition and subtraction. .

      May 3, 2013 at 3:22 pm |
    • ME II

      @Seewoo,
      Concepts, like in math and logic, can be "proven" without empirical evidence because they have an accepted language of proof and logic, but the existence of something, or some thing, cannot be demonstrated with some evidence, direct or indirect.
      ...I think.

      May 3, 2013 at 4:03 pm |
  18. Seewoo

    If everything is based on evidence, then why doen't a mathematician need 6,145,989,896,737 apples to prove that 34.976 raise to the power of 8.284 equals 6,145,989,896,737?

    May 3, 2013 at 2:52 pm |
    • Chuckles

      Because you clearly haven't passed basic math and science.

      May 3, 2013 at 2:58 pm |
    • Chad

      @Chuckles

      34.976 raised to the power of 8.284 is indeed 6,145,989,896,737

      May 3, 2013 at 3:07 pm |
    • Seewoo

      Instead of the obligatory, expected, mindless, i-saw-it-coming-a-mile-away, so-easy-a-child-could-do-it insult, why not a real answer? Why not share what YOU learned in basic math and science? Why not tell me what you think I failed to learn?

      May 3, 2013 at 3:08 pm |
    • midwest rail

      When did animals and objects become citizens ?

      May 3, 2013 at 3:08 pm |
    • Moby Schtick

      Because math has proved its axioms by evidence of their usefulness whenever and wherever they are applied.

      May 3, 2013 at 3:09 pm |
    • Chuckles

      @Chad

      Kudos for being able to do math, not what I was referring to, but congrats you've shown that you can use a calculator. Bravo.

      @Seewoo

      See Moby's answer you nincompoop

      May 3, 2013 at 3:14 pm |
    • ME II

      @Seewoo,
      Because science doesn't deal in "proof". (Math does however, because like logic, it deals in abstract concepts that can be defined in very specific ways as to allow clear result, i.e. 1 + 1 = 2 is always true.)

      Science is inherently tentative and deals primarily in evidence.

      May 3, 2013 at 3:56 pm |
    • Science

      E = mc2..........(U–Pb).................two math formulas.

      May 3, 2013 at 4:06 pm |
  19. Chad

    @Moby Schtick "Existence cares not whether it be empirically validated. It is. I am. I am that I am."

    =>So why do so many atheists demand to see empirical evidence of the God of Israel?

    May 3, 2013 at 2:29 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      @Chad

      Well, in response to your dishonest question, why would anyone ask for empirical evidence of Vishnu, or Allah, or Zeus.
      You don't want to objectively look at your own religion, just like any other religious person.
      Stop pretending that you're some kind of rational and honest person with good questions Chad, you are none of those things.

      May 3, 2013 at 2:32 pm |
    • Ted Jones the crusader not for khrist

      If you were honest, you would state "So why do so many atheists demand to see empirical evidence of any god"

      May 3, 2013 at 2:38 pm |
    • Ted Jones the crusader not for khrist

      How do other gods create miracles for their followers?

      May 3, 2013 at 2:40 pm |
    • Tim

      "So why do so many atheists demand to see empirical evidence of the God of Israel?"

      When a human says "I am what I am" they are saying "what you see is what you get" but when a human says "I am inspired by an invisible being no one has ever seen and no one can even truly comprehend it's nature of always existing even though nothing else we have ever examined is eternal, not even our stars, but trust me, this thing is telling me what to write and it told me to kill people who don't believe me, so do you believe me?" thats when I would like some actual evidence. Also I would like a bullet proof vest, religious zealots are a major cause of violence and death and i'd rather not be another one of organized religions victims.

      May 3, 2013 at 3:02 pm |
    • Moby Schtick

      Because god's existence is not apparent as is mine and the existences I most come into contact with. Math and chemistry are apparent and are used precisely the same by a muslim jihadist or a Christian whacko bombing abortion clinics. If any god were apparent we'd "believe" it just as we do math or chemistry.

      May 3, 2013 at 3:07 pm |
    • Science

      Gravity wins Chad !

      May 3, 2013 at 3:16 pm |
    • Science

      Wow ..................Chad .............you love that devil's cult aye ?

      Chad
      Love the Catholic Church they're so generous to the world

      February 19, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply

      https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/12/why-next-pope-must-open-up-church-and-usher-in-vatican-iii/#comments

      May 3, 2013 at 3:48 pm |
    • Science

      E = mc2..........(U–Pb).................two math formulas.

      May 3, 2013 at 4:12 pm |
    • ME II

      While someone's or something's own existence"cares not whether it be empirically validated", e.g. I think therefore I am, the existence of anyone or anything else is less certain and usually requires some evidence.

      I know I exist, you I'm not so sure about.

      May 3, 2013 at 4:31 pm |
  20. Trance

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKxk9TvyJrs&w=640&h=360]
    +

    May 3, 2013 at 1:57 pm |
    • Science

      Free speech helps educate the masses................POLITICIANS too !

      Where do morals come from?

      By Kelly Murray, CNN

      https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/12/where-do-morals-come-from/#comments
      Gravity is not up for debate !

      BY the way ...................Splat goes a fairy in the sky !...............bye bye tinker bell !

      Einstein's Gravity Theory Passes Toughest Test Yet..............................E = mc2..........(U–Pb).................two math formulas.

      Apr. 25, 2013 — A strange stellar pair nearly 7,000 light-years from Earth has provided physicists with a unique cosmic laboratory for studying the nature of gravity. The extremely strong gravity of a massive neutron star in orbit with a companion white dwarf star puts competing theories of gravity to a test more stringent than any available before

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130425142250.htm

      Hey James Madison................religion has none it looks like.............with the comments on this blog.

      The Big question is ETHICS ! does religion have any ?

      The Ethics of Resurrecting Extinct Species

      Apr. 8, 2013 — At some point, scientists may be able to bring back extinct animals, and perhaps early humans, raising questions of ethics and environmental disruption.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130408165955.htm

      April 30, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |

      May 1, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |

      Dinosaur Egg Study Supports Evolutionary Link Between Birds and Dinosaurs: How Troodon Likely Hatched Its Young

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130418104324.htm

      And NO ANGELS the pope KICKED them OFF the TEAM last year !

      From Soup to Cells—the Origin of Life

      http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIE2aOriginoflife.shtml

      the wrong path is Adam and Eve !

      Human Y Chromosome Much Older Than Previously Thought

      Mar. 4, 2013 — The discovery and analysis of an extremely rare African American Y chromosome pushes back the time of the most recent common ancestor for the Y chromosome lineage tree to 338,000 years ago. This time predates the age of the oldest known anatomically modern human fossils.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130305145821.htm

      No god(s) needed or required to graduate from public schools in the US

      Remember : Adam had to POKE himself hard with his OWN BONE to create Eve.

      No god(s) needed................... Old. DNA works..................also catches crooks !

      Ancient DNA Reveals Europe's Dynamic Genetic History

      Apr. 23, 2013 — Ancient DNA recovered from a series of skeletons in central Germany up to 7,500 years old has been used to reconstruct the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130423134037.htm

      Ca-nabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®) – National Cancer Insti-tute

      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cannabis/.../page4

      Mar 21, 2013 – [1,2] These plant-derived compounds may be referred to as phytocannabinoids. ... have a protective effect against the development of certain types of tumors. ... In lung cancer cell lines, CBD upregulated ICAM-1, leading to ...

      Good stuff !

      The fact...............the earth is to old for this nonsemse ! Time to EVOLVE !

      Ancient Earth Crust Stored in Deep Mantle

      Apr. 24, 2013 — Scientists have long believed that lava erupted from certain oceanic volcanoes contains materials from the early Earth's crust. But decisive evidence for this phenomenon has proven elusive. New research from a team including Carnegie's Erik Hauri demonstrates that oceanic volcanic rocks contain samples of recycled crust dating back to the Archean era 2.5 billion years ago. Their work is published in Nature.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130424132705.htm

      For what...................... ? Make sure to read what the pope said !

      Where do morals come from?

      By Kelly Murray, CNN

      https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/

      Learning is fun with facts.......................... and facts work when teaching children.

      Atheist Prof. Peter Higgs: Stop calling Higgs boson the ‘God particle’

      Professor Peter Higgs said recently that there is no God and so people should stop referring to the theoretical partial that
      bears his name as the “God particle.”

      http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/08/atheist-prof-peter-higgs-stop-calling-higgs-bosen-the-god-particle/

      Pope praises science, but insists God created world updated Thur October 28, 2010
      Stephen Hawking is wrong, Pope Benedict XVI said Thursday – God did create the universe. The pope didn't actually mention the world-famous scientist, who argues in a book published last month that the laws of physics show there is no need for a supreme... \

      https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/28/pope-praises-science-but-insists-god-created-world/

      Science

      Heaven is 'a fairy story,' scientist Stephen Hawking says updated Tue May 17, 2011
      By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor The concept of heaven or any kind of afterlife is a "fairy story," famed British scientist Stephen Hawking said in a newspaper interview this week. "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when...

      https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/17/heaven-is-a-fairy-story-scientist-stephen-hawking-says/

      April 7th, 2012

      08:32 PM ET

      The Jesus debate: Man vs. myth

      https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/07/the-jesus-debate-man-vs-myth/comment-page-137/#comment-2281915

      Make sure to read comments

      April 18, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |

      Breaking News

      NASA: Three planets found are some of best candidates so far for habitable worlds outside our solar system.

      http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/18/us/planet-discovery/index.html

      NASA: Mars could have supported life

      Star Dust we are

      [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWdU_px9ApE&w=640&h=360]

      Holy Hallucinations 35

      [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XTCRdC8Dlo&w=640&h=360]

      The ORIGIN story is bullsh-it...............so is the bible............... nasty !

      From Soup to Cells—the Origin of Life

      http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIE2aOriginoflife.shtml

      Scientists have unearthed the first direct signs of cheesemaking, at a site in Poland that dates back 7,500 years.

      Human Evolution

      http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIE2cHumanevo.shtml

      BBC. Planet of the Apemen. Battle for Earth 1. Ho-mo Erectus

      [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUliLKSJ4bQ&w=640&h=360]

      BACKFILL on E =mc2.....

      Einstein letter, set for auction, shows scientist challenging idea of God, being 'chosen'

      By Jessica Ravitz, CNN

      Decades before atheist scientist and author Richard Dawkins called God a "delusion," one world-renowned physicist – Albert Einstein – was weighing in on faith matters with his own strong words.

      “The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends,” Einstein wrote in German in a 1954 letter that will be auctioned on eBay later this month. "No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.”

      https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/category/culture-science/

      May 4, 2013 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |

      Cheech & Chong's History of 420

      Cheech & Chong's History of 420 from CheechAndChong

      All cults...........creationists, ID believers and devil cults.................

      The fact...............the earth is to old ...........time to EVOLVE !.

      Ancient Earth Crust Stored in Deep Mantle

      Apr. 24, 2013 — Scientists have long believed that lava erupted from certain oceanic volcanoes contains materials from the early Earth's crust. But decisive evidence for this phenomenon has proven elusive. New research from a team including Carnegie's Erik Hauri demonstrates that oceanic volcanic rocks contain samples of recycled crust dating back to the Archean era 2.5 billion years ago. Their work is published in Nature.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130424132705.htm

      Dover Trial Transcripts............................................. FACTS.

      Below are the complete transcripts from the Dover Trial. Thanks to our friends at the National Center for Science Education for helping us fill in the missing transcripts.

      http://www.aclupa.org/legal/legaldocket/intelligentdesigncase/dovertrialtranscripts.htm

      Peace

      May 4, 2013 at 3:08 pm |
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