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Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are right and God isn't 'a magician with a magic wand' - The Independent
While I realize that there are lot of Christian sects that are indeed very anti-science, the stance of the Roman Catholic Church is the reason why that argument has always felt like a strawman to me. And Pope Francis isn't the first pope to state this. - Victor Ganata
And the Big Bang theory was first posited by an astronomer and physicist who was also a Jesuit priest. - Victor Ganata
He has his own astrophysicist. - Ken Morley
It seems to me like he describes an ascent of man type directed evolution. Divine artificial selection? May just be that the pope doesn't really understand the mechanisms of evolution, poor choice of words, or bad translation, of course. But it's not really compatible with the science, is it, if man is believed to be the inevitable end product, the pinnacle, of evolution? I agree it's... more... - Eivind
It's really just a version of the strong anthropic principle, though. The strong anthropic principle and the fine tuning problem make some scientists unhappy precisely because they give intelligent design an opening but they're perfectly compatible with existing evidence. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
It's also a version of creationism :) - Eivind from Android
Sure, but it's a version of creationism that isn't at odds with current observations. - Victor Ganata
“Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.” - Eivind from Android
Well, one way to summarize the strong anthropic principle is that the initial conditions of our universe inevitably lead to the evolution of intelligent life—the physical constants that define our universe make it inevitable that matter will develop into living organisms and which then inevitably evolve into sophonts. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Where, exactly, can intelligent life be found, though? - Uli
Friendfeed. - bentley
LOL, well, yeah, then we end up having to finely parse words like "intelligence", "life", "matter", "existence". - Victor Ganata
I view his remarks as political. One more effort to dislodge his American Bishops from their Republican coalition with evangelicals... - WarLord
Here's what it really is: The tooth and nail adherence to "Creation Science" was making the church looking fucking dumb. Lots of dumb things were trying to be done in the name of the church and ultimately that is turning people off. This is a bridge to sideline those people but still have an explainable way to have Genisis. - Johnny from iPhone
The thing is, the Roman Catholic Church's stance on evolution has been essentially unchanged for the last 64 years. It was really only Benedict who was trying to change things. And it was a Jesuit priest who came up with the Big Bang Theory in the first place. - Victor Ganata
But given the rise/size of other strains of Christianity who are big on Creation Science, this is a pretty clear marker to step away from them. - Johnny from iPhone
Oh, for sure. Francis definitely wants to distance himself from Benedict. But it's more like Francis is turning the wheel back to the direction it was in the first place, rather than setting off in an entirely new direction. - Victor Ganata
Pope Declares There is No Conflict Between Big Bang, Evolution and The Catholic Faith... In 1951 - uCatholic - Victor Ganata
The God of the gaps approach is probably wise, but maybe he should use the Norwegian church as an case study to see what /can/ happen to a church if it is too eager to adjust its dogma according to the demands of the secular world. - Eivind
The Roman Catholic Church has frequently adjusted itself to the secular world and has employed the god-of-the-gaps argument often. I'm mainly just objecting to the media hype that somehow Pope Francis is being revolutionary. The episode with Galileo is mostly a half-millenium old strawman that happened for political reasons rather than true anti-science sentiment. Mendel, Bacon, Lemaitre are not anomalous. The Vatican is not as bound to literal interpretations of Scripture as many other Christian sects. - Victor Ganata
Yeah, this really isn't radical in any way. It looks even less revolutionary if you consider the context: at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences while dedicating a bust of Pope Benedict. Francis may be pushing back against intelligent design arguments, but if so, he's pushing very gently. And it's not likely that his audience in this case would put much stock in intelligent design anyway. - John (bird whisperer)
I do think he is arguing for intelligent design, just not in the stronger sense of an actively interventionalist god. It resembles the Deist argument, really. At most, he is repudiating Creationism based on the literal interpretation of scripture, but that has been the long-standing position of the Roman Catholic Church anyway. - Victor Ganata
The media is pushing the "great new pope" angle pretty hard, and it seems to work pretty well for them :) - Eivind from Android
Bruce Lewis
Fitbit Charge, Charge HR & Surge: Welcome to a Whole New World of Fitness -
Fitbit Charge, Charge HR & Surge: Welcome to a Whole New World of Fitness
Hmm. I am intrigued by the Charge HR... - Laura
Tough choice! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
imo without a gps, it's not that useful unless you never run outside. - ؛ patrick
My Force needs to go. Thinking I'll take advantage of the trade in/recall. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Not a tough choice for patrick then. Surge is the only one that has gps built in. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce, that's my point. And if you get the surge (which is obviously no cheap), I don't think it's very different from other products out there in the market. For instance, Garmin makes very good sports watches. - ؛ patrick
I'm all over that Surge. As much as I hate anything bulky on my wrist, I will make the sacrifice for this. (and to be frank, as a runner, Garmin is horrendously overrated nowadays) - Hookuh Tinypants
$249.95 seems to be a good price too - ؛ patrick
Microsoft Band & Health: Unboxing, First Impressions & Setup - - ؛ patrick
Comics That Every Vegan Can Relate to | Blog | -
Comics That Every Vegan Can Relate to | Blog |
Comics That Every Vegan Can Relate to | Blog |
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چه هشتگ خوبی - Primavera from Android
از این به بعد این تگ وگن رو برای غذاهای وگن اینجا و اینستا میزنم :) - Mahdi
Same goes for vegetarian. I find it a little weird that there aren't more vegetarians living near me on the peninsula near SF. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Most of these comics producing by vegan sidekick which they are more active in Facebook and Instagram. I Iike the way these cartons defeat the omnivorous debate:) - Mahdi
very nice. however it doesn't bother meateterians. Once I showed a video about animal cruelty to someone, after watching the whole thing he said "come one, they are just chickens!" - ؛ patrick
Then I suggest you to see this page to remember most of the arguments with your friend :)) - Mahdi
I don't use facebook but thanks for the page. It's very cool :) - ؛ patrick
You are welcome. You can see their Instagram instead :) - Mahdi
مهدی خودت ویگن هستی؟ یا وجترین؟ - ؛ patrick
من وگن هستم. - Mahdi
یعنی گیاهان احساس ندارن؟ :دی - ؛ patrick
j/k - ؛ patrick
بهتره برگردی به همون صفحاتی که ریفر دادم. انجا ما مفصل در این زمینه توضیح دادیم :)) - Mahdi
گفتم که شوخی کردم. من مدتی هند بودم و سالها وجترین بودم. البته حالا گوشت می خورم ولی فقط وقتی که انتخاب نداشته باشم. وقتی زن و بچه دار شدی و استقلالت دست خودت نبود شرایط خیلی سخت تر میشه و به این راحتی دیگه نمیشه هر جور دلت می خواد زندگی کنی. شاید 25 سالی از زمانی که برای اولین بار کتابهای پتنجلی و بودا رو می خوندم می گذره. یعنی تازه با این مفاهیم آشنا نشدم :) - ؛ patrick
کاملا باهات موافقم پاتریک جان. به همین خاطر هم هست که اگر خواستم ازدواج کنم باید همسر من هم حتما وگن باشه :)) - Mahdi
@ Elia Spallanzani, It was so funny. Last week i went to starwberry farm and pick strawberry and I could not imagine to go to the slaughterhouse and pick animal for serving dinner. :)) - Mahdi
Andrew C (✔)
Yesterday I waited in a lineup without my phone. So yes, I qualify for sainthood. It was easily five minutes alone with my thoughts.
FB friend: " I definitely wouldn't want to be left alone for five minutes with your thoughts." - Andrew C (✔)
:D - Pea Bukowski from Flucso
Street harassment video: A hidden camera records what women go through on New York streets. -
Street harassment video: A hidden camera records what women go through on New York streets.
"To film the video, Rob Bliss outfitted a backpack with a hidden camera and walked across New York City streets for ten hours in front of actress Shoshana B. Roberts, who was dressed in jeans and a T-shirt and holding a microphone in each hand. Bliss’ camera caught men approaching, leering, and trailing Roberts’ movements; the mics recorded their comments, which ranged from ostensibly friendly greetings (“Have a nice evening!”) to unsolicited commentaries on Roberts’ body (“Sexy!”) to absurd commands (“Smile!”) to pure expressions of entitlement (“Somebody’s acknowledging you for being beautiful! You should say thank you more!”). The ceaseless chatter (plus some light stalking!) adds up to a constant reminder that, just for walking from point A to point B, some men believe that women’s bodies and minds should be made accessible to them on command. “How are you this morning?” doesn’t sound so sinister. But when a male stranger shouts it, it’s just another unearned claim for a woman’s... more... - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Some men, though, still aren’t seeing it. On Twitter, some are pushing back against the video, claiming that it’s not harassment, it’s just annoying, and that refusing to reply is, frankly, impolite. Of course, it’s largely women who are singled out for constant annoyance just for stepping outside, and are dismissed as rude for not accepting it graciously. If you don't get it after watching this video, the problem isn't just the guys caught yelling at Roberts. The problem is you." - Jessie
Annnnd she's already received online rape threats: - MoTO: Team Marina
Well that didn't take long. :-( - Jessie
100 instances in 10 hours, or an average of 10 per hour, or every 6 minutes. - April Russo
Oh, JFC. :/ - Alix May
Cooking with Fruit: Loquats | Kitchen Butterfly -
Cooking with Fruit: Loquats | Kitchen Butterfly
Cooking with Fruit: Loquats | Kitchen Butterfly
Cooking with Fruit: Loquats | Kitchen Butterfly
وای دوستش دارم - وارَش
ازگیله؟ - zlou
بهش تو ایران ازگیل ژاپنی میگند اما من موافق نیستم با این اسم. در زبان گیلکی بیه پس به آن انبه و گیلکی بیه پیش انبوه نیز می گویند و جدیداً در مناطق مدیترانه ای دلفارد جیرفت پرورش یافته است. - Mahdi
اسم های دیگه این میوه هم آلوی ژاپنی یا آلوی چینی هست. - Mahdi
وارش درختش رو دارید ؟ - Mahdi
بله داریم. ما میگیم انبوه :دی ازگیل یه چیز دیگه‌ست. توهین به ساحت مقدس هر دو عزیز هست - وارَش
من هم گفتم که ازگیل کلا فرق داره اما نمیدونه چرا این اسم رو گذاشتند روی این میوه. به ترکی بهش میگند مالتا اریگی :) - Mahdi
الان چطوری باهاش غذا درست کنیم؟ مربا یعنی؟ - وارَش
مربا میشه, میتونی داخل میوه رو هم پر کنی از نات ها, کیک هم میتونی درست کنی, مربای مخلوط هم میشه درست کرد مثلا با به. - Mahdi
تا حالا فقط خامشو میل فرمودم :دی تا بهار باید صبر کنم. یادم بنداز اون موقع :دی - وارَش
برای من هم نگهدار. :)) - Mahdi
bunlar ne mahdi? - ***@li*** from Android
İngilizce ismi Japanese medlar ve Türkçe adı malta eriği olduğunu. - Mahdi
tesekkur ederim - ***@li*** from Android
Rica ederim - Mahdi
ققط لایک هنری بود وگرنه خودش هاید کامل - ‏‏‫ ‏‏سناتور
ئه ما از اون میوه وسطیه (ازگیل) داریم، خیلی خوشمزه است - Ramona
yenidünya <3 - fato başgan from Android
En sevdigim.meyve - babeuf from Android
Ben meyve seviyorum - Mahdi - babeuf - fatoş - fato başgan from Android
ahahah - babeuf
bunun kebabı çok güzel - babeuf
babüf bu çok iyi hem de çoook. Aklıma kavun içinde yediğim pilavı getirdi, allaaam nasıl güzel bir taddır o ^^ - fato başgan
You can find this fruit in Iran, Turkey, China, Japan and many other countries. - Mahdi
yenidünyanın da ingilizcesini öğrenmiş olduk böylece - feraye
Turkcede malta erigi de deniyor. - fato başgan from Android
muşmula denir bizim oralarda. - medgallis from Android
fato belirtildiği gibi, malta eriği Türkiye'de bu meyve ortak adıdır. - Mahdi
These are absolutely delicious ... you can go through the whole batch in no time :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
I love kale chips. It is my new discovery :) - Mahdi
دلمان خواست - Primavera from Android
این چیپس های کلم خیلی خوشمزه و سالم هستند. - Mahdi
Robert Scoble
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @newscientist: Largest sunspot in 25 years is 10 times the size of Earth, and throwing off huge flares
RT @newscientist: Largest sunspot in 25 years is 10 times the size of Earth, and throwing off huge flares
I trying a stop myself from using "what if it was your daughter" to vile #GamerGaters cause the idea of them having daughters saddens me.
Maybe "mother" instead of "daughter"? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
If they'd treat women that way now, I doubt respect for their mother truely exists. - Johnny from iPhone
And really, if their respect is only predicated on direct proximity, there's a good chance it's based in their own opinion of themselves, not seeing those women as fully independent humans. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
непростые коротышки
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I'm counting down... 7 hours to go until I'm a week from my last cigarette. I'm about to go completely insane and I think I've eaten all the Ben and Jerry's AND most of the Hy-Vee bakery output in eastern Kansas, but I'm almost a week without having had a cigarette and I think I might make it this time (check back in a year - that's when I tend to
backslide - plz). - WebGoddess
Congrats on making it a week! - Spidra Webster
Awesome job!!!! - Janet from FFHound!
You can do it. My mom quit, and I never thought she would. - Joe
excellent job! - ellbeecee
Stephen Mack
Just completed a 5.00 mi run - Sure gets dark early now. Even worse next week. #RunKeeper
Just completed a 5.00 mi run - Sure gets dark early now. Even worse next week. #RunKeeper
Worse or BETTER? - Kristin
Weather colder, too. :-/ - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Kristin, I prefer longer days. I like it when it gets dark at 8, not 5:30. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
And next weekend you fall back. - Eivind from Android
I just want the cold weather! - Kristin
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @androidcentral: Amazon reveals $39 Fire TV Stick, $19 for two days for Prime members #android
RT @androidcentral: Amazon reveals $39 Fire TV Stick, $19 for two days for Prime members #android
I saw that this morning I might get it though I have no idea how it works. - Steve C Team Marina
I'm not sure how it works either, but I pre-ordered one. Estimated delivery, Dec 3rd. - Greg GuitarBuster
We don't really need this and don't have a TV. Would it work with a projector? There's an HDMI output on something. I plug the computer into that to watch junk. - Anika
Anika, maybe. In your setup, The Stick would be replacing your computer. Are you currently streaming from your computer hard drive or do you have wireless internet. Your projector would display the video signal, but does your projector support HD? Also, The Stick doesn't have speakers, it's using the speakers on the TV. - Greg GuitarBuster
I'm thinking this is just like the Chrome Cast but it seems to come with a remote when in the Chrome Cast the device you're streaming *from* is the remote. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
It looks like the Fire TV Stick works with amazon tablets only when you want to show a stream from your device to the stick: "Fling movies and TV shows from your phone or tablet—Fling movies and TV shows from your Fire tablet or Fire phone to Fire TV Stick, turning your TV into the primary screen and freeing up your phone or tablet to provide playback controls, a customized display for... more... - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Also this: "Mirror your phone or tablet display—Wirelessly mirror your tablet display to your Fire TV Stick from Fire tablets, Fire phone, and Miracast-enabled phones or tablets including devices from Motorola, Samsung, LG, and Google without any additional apps or software." - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I will say it's nice that the stick doesn't need a separate power cord. But I don't like that I can't use Chrome Cast on it. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
The media unit is connected to the projector (this is the one we have: When I plug my laptop in it via the HDMI port, it's usually to play a disk or stream from online sites that lack apps on my blu-ray player or Xbox. Our sound system is connected to the media box... more... - Anika
Does the mirroring thing mean that if I'm watching Dramafever or FUNimation on my tablet or phone, I can have that play through the stick? - Anika
Yes but it mirrors using 'mirrorcast' so the phone has to be able to do that first. The stick should work with the HDMI port directly on your projector. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I bought one. Figured I shouldn't pass it up at $20. Even if it doesn't work with the projector, one day I may be able to afford a TV. - Anika
Let me know if it works out! I'm curious. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
RT @realjohnernstes: Please retweet this if you know who Buzz Aldrin is. I'm trying to prove a point to a coworker that no one knows who Buzz Aldrin is
Seriously? Second man on the moon, and "no one knows" who he is? - Vampire Hunter DYSP
Of course I know who Buzz Aldrin is. - bentley
Or, you know, people are sick of "retweet this if..." stuff. - Walt Crawford
I watched Toy Story. - Eivind
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @mental_floss: The 'Braces Straightening Teeth' Timelapse You've Been Waiting For —
RT @mental_floss: The 'Braces Straightening Teeth' Timelapse You've Been Waiting For —
Cool - Todd Hoff
Mental....... wait for it....... floss. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I shiver with dentici.......pation. - Spidra Webster
You win this time, Spidra Woman, but we shall meet again. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Sarah G.
Did you steal one of Smiley's underwater cameras, or do you have your own? - sglassme
I got one of my own. - Sarah G. from iPhone
I looked at the full suite of photos- are you now OK with sea turtles? - sglassme
Land tortoises are still superior. - Sarah G. from iPhone
We need to finagle ourselves an invite to our aunt's in Belize. And Take Miss 8 with us - sglassme from Android
Mr 45 has taken to getting $2 and spending them to get Jefferson into the public eye. He made a comment that he likes to use them in fast food restaurants because they don't kknowwhere to put them in the drawer. Miss 8 got a devilish grin on her face with that. And they had *another* pellet stove fire. - sglassme from Android
*sigh* it's basically a rite of fall, along with 45 hitting a deer. - Sarah G.
Steve C Team Marina
Harry Potter hotel website crashes after being overrun by avid muggle fans - Oct. 27, 2014 -
Harry Potter hotel website crashes after being overrun by avid muggle fans - Oct. 27, 2014
"The Harry Potter-themed holiday doesn't come cheap. One night's stay for two costs £209 ($340) and the price shoots up to £363 ($585) if you include breakfast, a special "Muggle Walking Tour" and tickets to a Warner Brothers Studio Tour that showcases the making of Harry Potter movies." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
For that price, I'd want to stay in an actual castle, not a trompe l'oeil one. - Spidra Webster
The layout of the rooms and beds makes it seem more like a hostel than a hotel - Soup in a TARDIS
Gougio maximus! - Pete : Team Marina
Sean McBride
List of reported UFO sightings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -
Sean McBride
"Wolfram Alpha creator received his PhD on theoretical physics at the age of 20"
JECO Photo
Sean McBride
Beyond Siri, Google Now and Cortana: What is the future of virtual assistants? - The Next Web #SmartNews
Beyond Siri, Google Now and Cortana: What is the future of virtual assistants? - The Next Web #SmartNews
Son of Groucho
Vampire Hunter DYSP
wasbella102: Black Houses, Iceland by Yury Pustovoy -
Black Houses, Iceland by Yury Pustovoy
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bluepueblo: Snow Lanterns, Hokkaido, Japan photo by miharashi -
Snow Lanterns, Hokkaido, Japan
photo by miharashi
Vampire Hunter DYSP
bluepueblo: Greenwich Village, New York City photo via vicky -
Greenwich Village, New York City
photo via vicky
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bluepueblo: Medieval, Rothenburg, Germany photo via atgun -
Medieval, Rothenburg, Germany
photo via atgun
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My fitbit #Fitstats for 10/26/2014: 296 steps and 0.1 miles traveled.
My fitbit #Fitstats for 10/26/2014: 296 steps and 0.1 miles traveled.
Vampire Hunter DYSP
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