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Dawkins & Krauss: Life, The Universe, And Everything (An Origins Project Dialogue)

Posted by doctore0 on September 17, 2015

Filmed on April 17, 2015 in Olomouc, Czech Republic at the Academia Film Olomouc science film festival.

From the AFO website: Origins is coming to AFO50! Enjoy one of the best current science dialogues live in Olomouc. For the first time in the Czech Republic (or anywhere in Central Europe) this Origins Project Dialogue will feature Lawrence Krauss and Richard Dawkins for a discussion on Life & The Universe. Krauss and Dawkins will talk not only about interdisciplinary issues, but about science in general as a useful guide for humans. Recently celebrating its 5th anniversary, the Origins Project at Arizona State University is a transdisciplinary program housed at one of the largest public metropolitan research universities in the United States.

The Origins Project at ASU was created by Lawrence Krauss, PhD, an internationally renowned author, theoretical physicist, cosmologist and Foundation Professor in the ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration. Richard Dawkins is a biologist and the international best-selling author of The God Delusion, The Selfish Gene and many others.

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Scientific consensus and arguments from authority

Posted by doctore0 on July 13, 2015


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Louisiana Politician Accuses Scientists of Burning Dissenters Alive

Posted by doctore0 on May 9, 2015

Haha sheesh

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Why temperatures never go up in straight lines

Posted by doctore0 on April 15, 2015

New from potholer54

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Bill Nye: Scientific Curiosity Kept Our Ancestors Alive

Posted by doctore0 on March 3, 2015

Everyone’s favorite Science Guy chats with Jake Roper of Vsauce3 (about the importance of science education in ensuring future generations remain creative, experimental, and evolutionarily competitive. Science education empowers students, says Nye. It fuels our curiosity in a way that is essential for the long term survival of humanity.

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Darwin Days Canceled After Creationists Group Wants In

Posted by doctore0 on March 3, 2015

Crazy creationist news

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Racial Darwinism

Posted by doctore0 on February 12, 2015

This is a promotion for Darwin Day,
addressing one of the most common criticisms of evolution; that Darwin was a racist, that ‘Darwinism’ is about “favored races”, and that Hitler was a Darwinist.

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Genetic Modification — science vs belief

Posted by doctore0 on February 9, 2015

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Scientists pledge to increase interference with the Church

Posted by doctore0 on February 4, 2015

Doctor who believes in magic = Crazy in the head :)

UK Church groups have recently been criticised for campaigning against the legalisation of mitochondrial donation. As their efforts failed, a group of emboldened scientists has vowed to turn the tables and interfere with matters of religion

The Catholic Church and Church of England have recently been urging MPs to vote against the introduction of mitochondrial donation, a potentially life-saving procedure with little to no evidence of any serious risks. However, despite many years of study and several regulations, the aforementioned churches have surprisingly decided to intervene and urge MPs to vote against approving the procedure.

This has lead to much criticism, especially from scientists. However, following the eventual failure of these efforts, one group of emboldened scientists has decided to go further and pledge to respond in kind by interfering as much as possible with religious matters.

The Federation for Furthering Science (FFS) has promised to intervene with any and all religious issues it can find that could benefit from some “scientific perspective”.

Dr Hugh Briss, spokesperson for FFS, explained the motivation for this policy.

“While they’re often at each other’s throats in other countries like the US, in the UK religion and science have mostly maintained an uneasy piece, largely by both ignoring whatever the other is doing (with some notable exceptions).

“But this interjection in approving a procedure that’s been extensively studied and refined by world-leading experts over several years on very questionable grounds? Well, that’s what we call a “bad precedent”. So if representatives of the churches are allowed to do that, then logically we as representatives of science are allowed to do the same? Or is that “persecution”?
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Gigapixels of Andromeda [4K]

Posted by doctore0 on January 22, 2015

Damn… god is too small :)

Super-high resolution image of Andromeda from Hubble (NASA/ESA)

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