If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Sunday, July 13, 2014

"Religious, if your god created human beings in his own image, in whose image were created primates? How do you explain the following facts?"

1. We share 98.7 percent of our DNA with chimpanzees. 
2. A type of chimpanzee, called a bonobo, occasionally move bipedally to carry objects or can be trained to walk on two feet. 
3. Gorrillas and chimpanzees can speak using sign language - they can build a vocabulary of over 1000 signs... They are able to say what they want or feel and answer simple questions. (Google Koko, Kanzi etc.) 
4. Chimpanzees, just like humans, wage war against one's own species over territory and commit murder. 
5. Like us, primates use tools to make life easier. We have plenty of examples to draw from, including chimpanzee termite "fishing," nut-cracking with stone tools, and the use of sticks to gather food by orangutans. 
6. Both humans and nonhuman primates learn from and teach friends and family new skills. Young primates learn from their mothers much in the same way children learn from their parents. 
7. Some primates can recognize themselves in mirrors, which means that they are self-aware. 
8. Like humans, primates also have culture. They pass down unique behaviors from one generation to the next. 
9. Primates act altruistically, express empathy and even mourn the loss of dead friends. Primates find ways to avoid and resolve conflicts - much like humans - through food sharing, mating and giving out favors. 
10. Scientists have observed very human-like sexual behavior between apes, especially bonobos. Chipanzees also engage in prostitution. Some female chimpanzees "sell" sex for food.


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