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Oct 24

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Oct 24

Professor Dawkins told an audience in Belfast that he thought that the belief that there was no God would become increasingly widely accepted over the coming centuries, "I think we're winning the broad historical sweep but like many historical curves it has its ups and its downs," he said. Mr Dawkins, who in 2006 wrote the best-selling book the God Delusion, was responding to a question from the News Letter in which we cited a 1739 advertisement from the paper publicising a religious rebuttal of atheism, at a time when the concept was a radical one.

Oct 24

Iowa State DailyMcgarvey: Freedom to believe: Ex-priest lectures about atheism, ironic messageIowa State DailyBarker was an evangelical pastor who spent nearly 20 years in the ministry before he deconverted to atheism. Now, he's an author, speaker, and co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Being raised in a home by two Pentecostal Christian

Oct 24

So you think you're an atheist ...The IntelligencerI encourage people to question atheism because when you really look at the details from a different perspective, you have a much wider range of understanding. Personally, I am glad to be artistically created in the image of an awesome God rather than ...and more

Oct 24

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Oct 24

Atheists sue Washington County over denial to perform marriagesMinneapolis Star TribuneA Washington County manager's refusal to register an atheist seeking to solemnize marriages has led to a lawsuit contesting Minnesota law as unconstitutional. Atheists for Human Rights (AFHR) and Rodney Michael Rogers allege that state law and county

Oct 24

VIDEO: Atheism is winning, says DawkinsBelfast NewsletterMr Dawkins, who in 2006 wrote the best-selling book the God Delusion, was responding to a question from the News Letter in which we cited a 1739 advertisement from the paper publicising a religious rebuttal of atheism, at a time when the concept was a

Oct 24

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Oct 23

Wall Street JournalA New Kinder, Gentler AtheismWall Street JournalIn his new book “Waking Up,” neuroscientist and popular atheist Sam Harris recounts that “a feeling of peace came over me” as he followed in Jesus' footsteps on a hill by the Sea of Galilee, and it “soon grew to a blissful stillness that silenced my ...

Oct 23

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Oct 23

Discovery InstituteWhy Advocates of Intelligent Design Owe Atheist Neil deGrasse Tyson a "Thank ...Discovery InstituteScientific atheism (call it SA) is the default view in our culture. However, as received by a media or education consumer, its tenets are articulated unsystematically. Meeting its challenge is suited to blogging -- as we do here at Evolution News ...

Oct 23

Neanderthal DNA specialist Svante Pääbo examines the anatomically modern human femur, found near Ust'-Ishim in western Siberia.Photograph: Bence Viola/MPI EVA Thoroughly modern humans interbred with Neanderthals - life - 22 October 2014 - New Scientist A little more light was shed on the fascinating human story the other day when an international team from America, Asia and Europe led by Svante Pääbo and Janet Kelso of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, published their findings from the DNA sequenced from the oldest human fossil so far. And the picture is emerging of not only several periods of interbreeding between fully modern humans and Neanderthals but that there may have been several waves of modern human migration out of Africa and into Euro-Asia, not all of which were successful in the long run. The fossil is the anatomically modern human femur found at Ust'-Ishim in Siberia and dated to about 45,000 years old. This fossil was found quite by chance in 2008, sticking out of the bank of the Irtysh river by Nikolai Peristov, a local artist and ivory carver, looking for fossilised mammoth tusks to make jewelry from. Nothing more is known of the remains which appear to have been deposited in the alluvial silt produced by flooding of the Irtysh river. Abstract. We present the high-quality genome sequence of a ~45,000-year-old modern human male from Siberia. This individual derives from a population that lived before—or simultaneously with—the separation of the populations in western and eastern Eurasia and carries a similar amount of Neanderthal ancestry as present-day Eurasians. However, the genomic segments of Neanderthal ancestry are substantially longer than those observed in present-day individuals, indicating that Neanderthal gene flow into the ancestors of this individual occurred 7,000–13,000 years before he lived. We estimate an autosomal mutation rate of 0.4 × 10−9 to 0.6 × 10−9 per site per year, a Y chromosomal mutation rate of 0.7 × 10−9 to 0.9 × 10−9 per site per year based on the additional substitutions that have occurred in present-day non-Africans compared to this genome, and a mitochondrial mutation rate of 1.8 × 10−8 to 3.2 × 10−8 per site per year based on the age of the bone. Genome sequence of a 45,000-year-old modern human from western Siberia; Janet Kelso, T. Bence Viola & Svante Pääbo, et al. Nature 514, 445–449 (23 October 2014) doi:10.1038/nature13810 Irtysh River, Siberia, Russia. Basically, what this technical jargon means is that by looking at the length of segments of Neanderthal DNA in the genome, and allowing for the rate at which a length of DNA gets chopped up and mixed with the rest of the DNA at each generation, they were able to calculate that the femur came from a man whose ancestors had bred with Neanderthals between 230 and 400 generations, or between 7,000 and 13,000 years earlier, taking us back to between 50,000 and 60,000 years when this man's ancestors came into contact with Neanderthals in Euro-Asia. But they also found longer sequences than expected, probably from later interbreeding, indicating that interbreeding might have been more frequent especially during periods when there was significant overlap between the two populations. The other significant finding to emerge from this study is that this fossil was from a population which was as closely related to Europeans as it was to Southeast Asians, but it doesn't appear to be directly ancestral to either. This suggests this particular population was not successful in the long run and died out, raising the possibility that human colonization of Euro-Asia may he been a hit and miss affair with some populations failing. This view is consistent with the view that the 100,000 year-old remains of early modern human found in a cave in what is now Israel may not have been ancestral to the people of New Guinea and Australia as some had proposed. The fact that they have similar amounts of Neanderthal DNA to other non-African people suggests they picked up their Neanderthal DNA like the rest of us during a migration through Neanderthal territory. The population that left their bones in a cave in the Middle-East might simply have been another failed colonisation from Africa. And none of this detracts from the view that, at this period in our evolutionary history, the various diversified forms of humans, some of which may have progressed to the status of a distinct biological species such as Neanderthals and Denisovans, acted like a ring-species much as you would expect of an evolving, widely-dispersed species, consisting of incompletely isolated population, each interbreeding with it's neighbours on the edges of its range. At a later stage in our history, these local populations then merged to form a single gene-pool but with distinct local characteristics. 'via Blog this' If you've enjoyed my blog please show your appreciation by giving to a great cause - Oxfam Be Humankind. Feed the world.

Oct 23

The Christian TimesWill this shocking atheist pamphlet be handed out in some Florida schools?Christian Science MonitorAn atheist group's plans to distribute a sexually-explicit pamphlet, invoking the Bible, at some Florida high schools is at the center of a dispute pitting school officials against the Freedom from Religion Foundation, which uses the First Amendment to ...Atheist Group to Distribute Image of Cartoon Bible Sexually Assaulting WomanThe Christian TimesPamphlet Showing Bible Sexually Assaulting A Woman To Be Given To High ...Daily Caller'X-rated' outrage: Atheists' image for students shows the Bible as a muscled ...BizPac ReviewWestern Journalismall 10 news articles

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Oct 23

Belfast NewsletterAlex Kane right to slam 'Gods of atheism'Belfast NewsletterYou are right in your assertion that these self-styled gods of atheism are careful to avoid contact with, or give opportunity to, anyone who just might be able to burst their evolutionary bubble. Dawkins in particular has frequently avoided invitations ...and more

Oct 23

. Hemant Mehta (http://www.friendlyatheist.com, http://www.patreon.com/Hemant , https://www.facebook.com/friendlyatheist) Many religions talk about the... From: The Atheist Voice Views: 301 146 ratings Time: 02:05 More in People & Blogs

Oct 23

Raw StoryPat Robertson finds 'atheist' who says God cancelled her abortion appointmentsRaw StoryOn Thursday's edition of The 700 Club, televangelist Pat Robertson featured a former atheist who said that she turned to Jesus after God canceled all of her appointments to get an abortion. Anny Donewald, a former sex worker and rape survivor, told CBN

Oct 23

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Oct 23

The title makes no sense but I bet it grabbed your attention, right? LOL. Vindicator's video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiLqmb5QKXo&feature=em-uploademail TJ's (Amazing Atheist)... From: AtheismDefended Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 12:22 More in News & Politics

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