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Happy Birthday to Charles Darwin!
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Happy Birthday to Charles Darwin!
Charles Darwin Date of birth — 12 February 1809 <3
Sarah M

"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." Carl Sagan

It is true, that which I have revealed to you; there is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a dream—a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought—a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities!
Mark Twain

"I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human."
(David Bowie)

"Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all."
(Hypatia of Alexandria)

"Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fancies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child-mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after-years relieved of them. In fact, men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth - often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you can not get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable."
Hypatia
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#2
RE: Happy Birthday to Charles Darwin!
All Hail the Great Leader! Praise him!
(But really, why is he so special?)
Quote:"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. "
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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RE: Happy Birthday to Charles Darwin!
I've not been invited to the party! Fuck you Darwin!
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RE: Happy Birthday to Charles Darwin!
(February 12, 2011 at 11:08 am)Skipper Wrote: I've not been invited to the party! Fuck you Darwin!


You've not been invited because you forgot it was his birthday.
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RE: Happy Birthday to Charles Darwin!
I'm making an upside-down pear cake if anyone wants to come over to celebrate.
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RE: Happy Birthday to Charles Darwin!
Seems like a long flight but I'm sure it would be worth it.
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RE: Happy Birthday to Charles Darwin!
I was thinking of making this myself however I figured someone would get to it first. this week at my ssa meeting, in honor of Darwin day, I presented a clip of Dan Dennett at the AAI conference in 2009. It had lots of laughs and we had good discussion over it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_9w8JougLQ).
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RE: Happy Birthday to Charles Darwin!
(February 12, 2011 at 2:02 pm)thesummerqueen Wrote: I'm making an upside-down pear cake if anyone wants to come over to celebrate.

I so would if I had a car. Sounds super tasty : )
(February 12, 2011 at 5:56 pm)Gregoriouse Wrote: I was thinking of making this myself however I figured someone would get to it first. this week at my ssa meeting, in honor of Darwin day, I presented a clip of Dan Dennett at the AAI conference in 2009. It had lots of laughs and we had good discussion over it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_9w8JougLQ).

Daniel Dennet is my Santa Big Grin
Sarah M

"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." Carl Sagan

It is true, that which I have revealed to you; there is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a dream—a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought—a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities!
Mark Twain

"I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human."
(David Bowie)

"Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all."
(Hypatia of Alexandria)

"Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fancies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child-mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after-years relieved of them. In fact, men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth - often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you can not get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable."
Hypatia
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RE: Happy Birthday to Charles Darwin!
(February 12, 2011 at 11:54 pm)IronicAlchemist Wrote:
(February 12, 2011 at 2:02 pm)thesummerqueen Wrote: I'm making an upside-down pear cake if anyone wants to come over to celebrate.

I so would if I had a car. Sounds super tasty : )
(February 12, 2011 at 5:56 pm)Gregoriouse Wrote: I was thinking of making this myself however I figured someone would get to it first. this week at my ssa meeting, in honor of Darwin day, I presented a clip of Dan Dennett at the AAI conference in 2009. It had lots of laughs and we had good discussion over it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_9w8JougLQ).

Daniel Dennet is my Santa Big Grin

Well, atheists need a bearded man to bring us presents, too. Too bad he shortened his beard there.
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RE: Happy Birthday to Charles Darwin!
Happy Birthday Charlie!

The Christians have not yet fully recovered from the moment when you proven that evolution by natural selection was fact.
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