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An Unlikely Trigger of Racism in France


It’s only racism when civilized people “do it.” However, civilized people don’t kill innocent people who work for a satirical publication. Civilized people don’t blow themselves up for the purpose of killing infidels, or commit the dozens of other heinous acts that members of other groups (Muslims) do. Yet as usual, politicians suck up to minority groups (some who will in a few years’ time be the majority). It’s enough to make honest, decent individuals who respect their fellow man and abide by the laws sick. TGO

Refer to story below. Source: ZY

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An Unlikely Trigger of Racism in France

Oh, France! Everybody romanticizes it as the land of wine, cuisine and “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.” But the nation’s racism has been making more headlines than its baguettes, since the Charlie Hebdo shootings in January. We know you’d never pin that on conservatives — especially in light of this new research. A yearly report from France’s National Consultative Commission on Human Rights shows that:

Racism rises in France when left-wing parties are in power, but decreases under the right.

The finding is odd and a little surprising: “It is a type of reaction of opposition,” explains Vincent Tiberj, an associate professor at Sciences Po in Paris, who conducted some of the research and says citizens naturally feel like contradicting the government, regardless of its political color. The study was based on a combination of statistics from the Ministry of Interior, a survey of 1,020 people after the Charlie Hebdo attack and reports to the Ministry of Justice of racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Islam attacks or threats.

So given the current cocktail of left-wing government, jihadi paranoia and a spike in asylum-seekers, it’s no surprise racism is on the rise. There have been more attacks against the Muslim community since the Charlie Hebdo shootings in January than there were in all of 2014. President Hollande’s government just unveiled a $110 million program to try to and curb the problem — including increased penalties for hate crimes. Some activists claim the government’s efforts are falling short. “You can’t cure racism like you cure a passing fever,” says Pierre Tartakowsky, president of France’s Human Rights League, adding that both right-wing and left-wing parties have been equally shy when tackling the problem head-on. He says you need to tackle the structural issues behind it: poverty, education, lack of opportunity.

To be sure, there are many other factors influencing how the French feel about people of other faiths, skin colors and countries of origin. Education (or lack thereof) is a big one. The study found — no surprise here — that most racists are not highly educated. “Racism is mostly fear, and you’ll likely be less scared of something you have read, learned about or encountered firsthand,” says Christine Lazerges, president of France’s National Consultative Commission on Human Rights.

Traumatic events like the mass shooting last January at political magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris also have an impact, as does the way in which the media portray the flux of immigration. Could Gypsies, Jews and Muslims in France be better off voting in conservative Sarkozy? Maybe. As Lazerges says, even if many believe the left wants to flood the country with asylum-seekers, “there’s simply no proof that recent socialist governments are better for minorities.”

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Clashes erupt at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque after toddler death


What a mess… The Middle East, with the Jews, Palestinians, and all of the crazy Muslims in Iraq, Syria and the like continue their century’s old clashes. This fighting will never end… TGO

Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press

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 Israeli security forces block a road leading to the annexed east Jerusalem Al-Aqsa mosque compound on August 2, 2015 as Palestinians take part in a protest against the death of the 18-month-old child killed in an arson attack

Jerusalem (AFP) – Clashes broke out on Sunday at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites, two days after a Palestinian toddler was burned alive in a firebombing by suspected Jewish extremists.

Police said masked Palestinian youths at the mosque threw stones at security forces while protesters held aloft photographs of the 18-month-old child killed in Friday’s arson attack in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli media reported that security forces later sought to create a barrier between the stone-throwers and tourists visiting the mosque complex, the third holiest site in Islam and the holiest for Jews, who refer to it as the Temple Mount.

Calm began to return to the hilltop complex in Jerusalem’s Old City later in the morning, an AFP photographer reported.

A wave of protests has swept the Palestinian territories since Friday’s firebombing, which also critically wounded the toddler’s four-year-old brother and parents.

There have also been demonstrations by Israelis and calls for a crackdown on Jewish extremists.

On Saturday, clashes broke out at Jalazon refugee camp in the West Bank, where the funeral took place for Laith Khaldi, 16, who the army said was shot by soldiers after hurling a Molotov cocktail.

Clashes had also rocked Al-Aqsa a week ago when Palestinians were angered over Jews’ access to the compound on an annual day of Jewish mourning. Visits are allowed to the complex, but Jewish prayer is prohibited.

Israeli police briefly entered the mosque during those clashes to shut the doors and lock rioters inside.

Israel seized east Jerusalem, where Al-Aqsa is located, in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the international community.

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Vatican skeptical about close encounters of the third kind


I almost hate to say this, being that the Catholic Church is not exactly one of my favorite institutions, but I agree with them on this one. I don’t believe that we will meet intelligent life out there in the cosmos. At least not for several hundred (if not thousands) of years… TGO

Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press

AFP

Castel Gandolfo (Italy) (AFP) – The recent discovery of an Earth twin has boosted chances there is intelligent life on other planets. But while Pope Francis’s telescope scans the starlit skies, the Vatican is sceptical of ever meeting Mr. Spock.

On a leafy hilltop near the papal summer home of Castel Gandolfo sits the Vatican’s Observatory, one of the oldest astronomical research institutions in the world, where planetary scientists mix the study of meteorites and the Big Bang theory with theology.

Boasting a prestigious research centre at the University of Arizona in the United States, the institute has never shied away from asking whether there could be life on other planets and is thrilled with the discovery of an “Earth 2.0″.

Astronomers hunting for a planet like ours announced to huge excitement last week that they have found the closest match yet, Kepler 452b, which is circling its star at the same distance as our home orbits the Sun.

Around 60 percent larger than Earth, it sits squarely in the Goldilocks zone of its star, where life could exist because it is neither too hot nor too cold to support liquid water, according to the US space agency NASA.

The discovery “is great news”, the Observatory’s Argentine director Jose Funes told AFP, despite the fact that scientists suspect increasing energy from the planet’s ageing sun might now be heating the surface and evaporating any oceans, making life difficult.

However, while “it is probable there was life and perhaps a form of intelligent life… I don’t think we’ll ever meet a Mr. Spock”, he said.

The problem is that Kepler 452b is 1,400 light-years away — an impossible distance to cover using mankind’s current technology.

NASA may have made history this year with a Pluto fly-by, but it took nine years for its probe to get there despite the planet being under six light hours away. The fastest spaceship in the Solar System, it would take some 11 million years to reach the Earth’s cousin.

What is clear, he says, is that while God may have created aliens and planets similar to Earth, there can be no second Jesus.

“The discovery of intelligent life does not mean there’s another Jesus,” he insisted, because “the incarnation of the son of God is a unique event in the history of humanity, of the Universe”.

Neat in his black cassock and surrounded by the latest astrological publications, Funes, 52, says science and religion co-exist perfectly together, insisting “if there was intelligent life (on another planet), I don’t see that as a contradiction with the Christian faith”.

“The bible is not a scientific book. If we look for scientific responses to our questions in the bible, we are making a mistake,” he said.

“It answers great questions, like ‘what is our role in the Universe?'” But such answers can also come from exploring the stars, he said.

“This type of research, the search for life in the Universe, helps us to understand ourselves… to understand our potential, but also our limits”.

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Killer of Cecil the lion should be extradited, Zimbabwe says


Seems as if “macho man,” who gets an erection from killing big game, is in a spot of bother as they say. He’s going to regret killing that lion for the rest of his life. TGO

Refer to story below. Source: Reuters

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Protesters rally outside the River Bluff Dental clinic against the killing of a famous lion in Zimbabwe, in Bloomington, Minnesota

HARARE (Reuters) – The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion a month ago in Zimbabwe paid for an illegal hunt and should be extradited to the southern African nation to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said on Friday.

In a news conference, Muchinguri referred to 55-year-old Walter Palmer as a “foreign poacher” and said she understood the Prosecutor General had started the process to have him extradited from the United States.

“We are appealing to the responsible authorities for his extradition to Zimbabwe so that he can be held accountable for his illegal action,” she said.

Palmer has admitted killing the 13-year-old predator, a favourite with foreign tourists and the subject of an Oxford University study, but said he had hired professional guides and believed all the necessary hunting permits were in order.

Muchinguri also said Palmer’s use of a bow and arrow to kill the lion, who is said to have been lured out of Hwange National Park with bait before being shot, was in contravention of Zimbabwean hunting regulations.

Palmer, a life-long big game hunter, managed to return to the United States before the authorities were aware of the controversy around Cecil’s death.

“It was too late to apprehend the foreign poacher because he had already absconded to his country of origin,” Muchinguri said.

The killing has sparked social media outrage against Palmer in the United States. The White House said on Thursday it would review a public petition of more than 100,000 signatures to have him extradited.

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Judge rules fugitive Mexico kingpin to be sent to US


Here’s an idea for all of you brain-dead “law enforcement officials” down in corrupt Mexico. How about killing the son of a bitch and not capturing him? Did no one think of this? After all, what is the point of capturing him, he’s going to get out of jail yet again. And Mexico is in a state of total anarchy regardless. Everyone is on the take; even the rats are on the take, so it isn’t as if rules would be broken by putting one between this vermin’s eyes. Are you people that f*cking stupid, just masturbating yourselves, or both? TGO

Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press 

AFP

 A poster with the face of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, reading "Wanted, Again", in Mexico City on July 13, 2015
 

Mexico City (AFP) – A Mexican judge has issued an order to extradite fugitive drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States — if he is recaptured after his jailbreak, authorities said Thursday.

The federal judge in Mexico City accepted a petition made by the attorney general’s office on Wednesday, almost three weeks after Guzman broke out of a maximum-security prison by slipping down a tunnel on July 11.

Attorney General Arely Gomez said earlier this month that the US government had formally requested Guzman’s extradition on June 25, some two weeks before his escape, and that prosecutors had been analyzing the petition.

Jose Alberto Rodriguez, a deputy prosecutor, told Milenio television that the US paperwork was “complete” this time. Media reports said the previous request was incomplete.

Her predecessor, Jesus Murillo Karam, had insisted following Guzman’s February 2014 capture that the Sinaloa drug cartel honcho had to face Mexican justice before any extradition could be considered.

President Enrique Pena Nieto’s decision to try Guzman in Mexico instead of immediately extraditing him to the United States last year has come under scrutiny since his latest escape.

Guzman had already fooled the authorities in 2001 when he busted out of another maximum-security penitentiary.

The extradition hearings, which can be appealed by defense attorneys, can last up to one year and a judge would have to decide whether to send Guzman to the United States, an official in the attorney general’s office told AFP.

According to Mexican law, a convict can be extradited once the accused has completed a sentence in Mexico. But the president can issue an executive order to extradite the suspect before facing domestic justice, the official said.

Jack Riley, the US Drug Enforcement Administration’s deputy chief, told AFP on Wednesday that his agency would “certainly” want Guzman’s extradition if he is recaptured, but that he understood why Mexico wanted to try him first.

While Riley said he was optimistic that Guzman would be found again, the top law enforcement official said the manhunt would be a “marathon.”

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Dentist Walter James Palmer sends patients apology letter after killing Zimbabwe lion Cecil


Wow, what a “man;” that’s what he thinks. What he is, is a pussy. Baiting an animal, a lion no less, luring it out of a protected game preserve to then shoot it with a bow and arrow, an then tracking it and finally shooting it with a rifle and cutting his head off just so he can put it on his mantle… Who the hell would do that other than a douche-bag coward? This guy should be shot with a bow and arrow so he feels what it’s like. TGO

Refer to story below. Source: Yahoo News

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American Dentist Travels To Africa To Slaughter Beloved Lion
 

The Minnesota dentist who killed “Cecil the Lion” in Zimbabwe wrote a letter of apology to his patients Tuesday as a media firestorm continued to grow and his online business and social profiles were assailed with threats and hate messages.

Walter James Palmer, who paid about $50,000 to hunt the lion, used bait to lure the 13-year-old black-maned big cat out of Hwange National Park in early July so he could shoot it with a bow and arrow, authorities said.

In the letter to his patients at River Bluff Dental in Bloomington, Palmer again said he did not know Cecil was a well-known lion who had been collared for a study until he had finished the hunt. He made the same claim in a statement to the media eariler Tuesday.

“To my valued patients: As you may have already heard, I have been in the news over the last few days for reasons that have nothing to do with my profession or the care I provide for you,” he said in the message, obtained by local Fox affiliate KMSP.

“I don’t often talk about hunting with my patients because it can be a divisive and emotionally charged topic. I understand and respect that not everyone shares the same views on hunting,” he wrote.

The letter repeats many lines from his Tuesday statement to the press, which was printed in The Star Tribune.

“The media interest in this matter — along with a substantial number of comments and calls from people who are angered by this situation and by the practice of hunting in general — has disrupted our business and our ability to see our patients,” Palmer said. “For that disruption, I apologize profoundly for this inconvenience and promise you that we will do our best to resume normal operations as soon as possible.”

River Bluff Dental’s official website and Facebook page have been taken down. The business’ phone line has also been disconnected.

Thousands of outraged citizens have flooded the office’s Yelp page with angry messages shaming Palmer for killing Cecil.

Charity Charamba, a spokeswoman for Zimbabwean police, told The Associated Press that the two Zimbabwean men who allegedly helped lure Cecil out of its protected area will appear in court. The police are searching for Palmer, she added.

On Tuesday, a “We the People” petition was launched on the official White House website in hopes of extraditng Palmer to Zimbabwe so he can face justice. It already has more than 66,000 signatures.

“Two of Palmer’s local accomplices are already in custody. Zimbabwe authorities now actively seeking Palmer in connection with this incident,” the petition reads in part. “We urge the Secretary Of State John Kerry and the Attorney General Loretta Lynch to fully cooperate with the Zimbabwe authorities and to extradite Walter Palmer promptly at the Zimbabwe government’s request.”

Cecil The Lion: Neighbours Of Lion-Killing Dentist React


There are some real douche-bags in this world, and this dentist from Minnesota is one of them. Apparently he can’t get a hard-on, so he needs to kill big game to feel like a man. The fact is he isn’t a man, he’s a pussy. TGO

Video: YouTube

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Why did ‘Jihadi John’ flee Islamic State?


The United States government needs to hunt this guy down, capture him and torture him before his death. No trial, no lawyers, no judges, no jury. Just pain and suffering for this insect of a human being. TGO

Refer to story below. Source: The Christian Science Monitor

British terrorist ‘Jihadi John,’ one of the most well-known members of ISIS, has reportedly fled the terrorist group, fearing for his life.

Christian Science Monitor

British terrorist “Jihadi John” has reportedly left the Islamic State (aka ISIS) group, fearing for his life after being identified six months earlier as a Kuwaiti-born Londoner from a well-to-do family.

Jihadi John left because the terrorist organization might drop him “like a stone or worse if they feel he is no longer of any use to them,” according to a source for the British news outlet, the Daily Express.

The Daily Express report has not been confirmed by government sources or other news outlets.

Born Mohammed Emwazi, he initially gained international notoriety both personally, and for the terrorist organization, after a video was released by Islamic State in August 2014, showing him beheading American journalist James Foley.

“We have never been prouder of our son Jim,” Diane Foley wrote on her son’s Facebook page who was killed after two years in captivity. “He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people.”

Mr. Emwazi is now wanted for murder by the United States and Britain for killings journalists and aid workers Foley, Stephen Sotloff, David Haines, Alan Henning, and Peter Kassig, among others. The last video that the Kuwaiti-born 26-year-old was featured in depicted the beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto over six months ago. The Daily Express speculates that Emwazi may be working with “a less well-known jihadist group somewhere in Syria, to try to keep a low profile.”

In February, The Washington Post unmasked the hooded terrorist, reporting that Emwazi grew up in West London in a prosperous family, and graduated with a degree in computer science from the University of Westminster. Conflicting accounts regarding Emwazi’s behavior in high school and college have sprung up, ranging from descriptions of a well-behaved student of Islam, to one who flouted authority and Muslim behavioral codes for drinking and drugs.

WHEN DID HE RADICALIZE?

The young man attempted to travel to Tanzania following graduation from Westminster, but was detained en route. Security officials questioned whether the young man was interested in reaching Somalia to locate terrorist groups in the North. Years later Emwazi moved to Kuwait, and was detained on multiple occasions when he returned to London; at one point he was directly prevented from returning to his native country of Kuwait by British authorities.

“I feel like a prisoner, only not in a cage, in London. A person imprisoned & controlled by security service men, stopping me from living my new life in my birthplace & country, Kuwait,” he wrote in an email to a friend. It is uncertain how Emwazi left London and returned to the Middle East.

IF HE LEFT, WHAT DOES EMWAZI’S DEPARTURE SAY ABOUT ISIS?

Emwazi reportedly fears that his value as a member of Islamic State has been reduced now that the public is aware of his identify. Despite gaining substantial media attention and coverage, ISIS still operates largely in the shadows. Even the leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is a “relatively unknown and enigmatic figure,” with an unconfirmed history, according to The Washington Post.

The militant group “excels” at recruiting youth through appealing to a sense of identity, sophisticated Internet propaganda, appealing to the sense of religious obligation, and female-targeted recruitment, according to a report from The Christian Science Monitor.

Last year, the CIA estimated the number of members of the group to be upwards of 20,000, as reported by NPR. While the departure of a single member might not make much of a dent in the group numerically, the loss of Jihad John, one of the highest profile members of the organization to the outside world, may indicate some turmoil within the organization.

Mr. Baghdadi announced a week ago that IS would no longer show scenes of the actual executions in the gory beheading videos the group (and Jihadi John) has become known for.

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Earth 2.0: Good News for Our Understanding of God


It didn’t take long did it? It didn’t take long for the author of “Earth 2.0: Bad News for God,” to prove his point. The article I refer to, which I posted on this Blog last night and is but several days old, is already being contested. Once again the religious mentality, through years of indoctrination, argues in favor of its beliefs. This time it isn’t Christianity, Hinduism or Islam, the more popular faiths, this time it’s Baha’i, a religion invented in the 1800s, just around the time that Mormonism was invented. Brilliant! I’m surprised that one of the brain-dead Scientologists hasn’t come to the defense of religion. After all, Scientology was invented in the 1900s by a science fiction writer, so this discussion is right up their alley.

Really folks, if it wasn’t for all the atrocities that mankind has had to endure because of religion, it really would be laughable to think that grown men (I excuse women since they’re more emotional and children for they’re the victims of indoctrination) still believe in these silly superstitions. TGO

Refer to story below. Source: Huff Post

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 Writer; VP International, NewzSocial

What an exciting year it’s been for astronomy and astrobiology — the discovery of water on moons in our solar system, and on Pluto and possibly Mars. In addition, there is the recent news about Kepler-452b, or “Earth 2.0″ as some have described it. There will surely be a lot more amazing news to come as our understanding of the cosmos, and the potential for other life in it, grows.

Together with our expanding understanding of the universe, we should also discuss the implications for a part of human life that has been with us for as long as we know: religion. My fellow Huffington Post blogger, Jeff Schweitzer, argued in his article “Earth 2.0: Bad News for God” that… never mind, the title says it all. If I understood “God” and “religion” the same way he describes in the article, I would agree with his conclusions; but by taking a broader view of “God” and “religion,” I see the opposite.

Let me start by saying that, contrary to the claim in the “Bad News for God” article, there is at least one major world religion that very clearly states in its scriptures that there is life throughout the universe. As far back as the 1860s, Baha’u’llah, the Founder of the Baha’i Faith, said that every star has planets and planets have creatures “whose number no man can compute.” If the Founders of earlier religions didn’t happen to mention this in their scriptures, it doesn’t mean they didn’t know about it, rather just that they didn’t think it was necessary at that time for a human race that was still traveling by foot or horse, and had no thought of even getting off the ground, let alone putting a powerful telescope into orbit. In some sympathy with Jeff’s argument, just as MS DOS was a good operating system for the Intel x86, but even Bill Gates wouldn’t use it now, our understanding of religion also needs to upgrade as human progress continues. But lets not just assume that “software upgrades” haven’t already been taking place.

Regarding the thought that our discovery of life elsewhere would be “Bad News for God”: have you ever met a snail that can bake a cake? If you haven’t, it’s because making a simple cake takes a certain amount of intelligence. And if cakes don’t just appear out of thin air, neither does a complex and beautiful universe. And whatever intelligence created this astonishing universe could also potentially make multiple other dimensions. “Every created thing in the whole universe is but a door leading unto His knowledge, a symbol of His majesty, a token of His power.”

The photos we have recently seen sent back from space, including the shot of earth from the rings of Saturn, and the recent “blue marble” photo from one million miles away, are absolutely stunning. They raise the amazing thought that of all the many thousands of generations of humans that have walked on this planet and looked at the sky, our generation somehow is the generation to see these pictures for the first time. They also challenge us to rise to a higher level of social organization and behavior than any generation before us, “war” as the human race has known for many thousands of years just isn’t acceptable behavior anymore — as the twentieth century gave us a glimpse as to why. These stunning pictures bring to mind for me this quote, written a few decades before Pluto was known as a planet or a dwarf planet or a Disney character, and also from the Baha’i scriptures, with which I will conclude:

Abdul Baha:

Consider the infinite universe. This globe of ours is one of the smallest planets. Those stupendous bodies revolving in immeasurable space are many times greater than our small earth. To our eyes this globe appears spacious; yet when you look upon it with divine eyes, it is reduced to the tiniest atom. This small planet of ours is not worthy of division.

Earth 2.0: Bad News for God


This is a great article, if for no other reason because it is absolutely true. Nothing, no level of knowledge, will do away with religious doctrine. Nor will all the knowledge in the world keep the masses from believing and worshipping priests, preachers, mullahs, rabbis, whatever. Mankind will be blinded by faith for as long as he inhabits this little blue rock orbiting the sun in the Milky Way galaxy. TGO

Refer to story below. Source: Huff Post 

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Scientist and former White House Senior Policy Analyst; Ph.D. in marine biology/neurophysiology

 

The discovery of Kepler-452b is not likely to see the public swoon with a collective rendition of Kumbaya. But this Earth 2.0 is a huge if under-appreciated discovery, not because Kepler-452b is unique but for just the opposite reason; there are likely thousands or millions or even billions of such earth-like planets in the universe. The discovery of just one such world is good evidence for many more: after all, we know of 100 billion galaxies each with as many as 300 billion stars (big variation per galaxy). Astronomers estimate that there are about 70 billion trillion stars. Math wizardry is not necessary to conclude we did not by chance find the only other possibly habitable planet among that huge population of stars.

With this discovery, we come ever closer to the idea that life is common in the universe. Perhaps you are not convinced. That is OK; let me speculate what would happen should we ever find evidence of life beyond earth even if you think such discovery unlikely. I would like here to preempt what will certainly be a re-write of history on the part of the world’s major religions. I predict with great confidence that all will come out and say such a discovery is completely consistent with religious teachings. My goal here is to declare this as nonsense before it happens. I am not alone in this conclusion that religion will contort to accommodate a new reality of alien life.

Let us be clear that the Bible is unambiguous about creation: the earth is the center of the universe, only humans were made in the image of god, and all life was created in six days. All life in all the heavens. In six days. So when we discover that life exists or existed elsewhere in our solar system or on a planet orbiting another star in the Milky Way, or in a planetary system in another galaxy, we will see a huge effort to square that circle with amazing twists of logic and contorted justifications. But do not buy the inevitable historical edits: life on another planet is completely incompatible with religious tradition. Any other conclusion is nothing but ex-post facto rationalization to preserve the myth. Let us see why more specifically.

From Genesis 1:1, we get:

God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of god he created him; male and female he created them.

Nothing in that mentions alien worlds, which of course the ancients knew nothing about. Man was told to rule over the fish on the earth, not on other planets. But god would have known of these alien worlds, so it is curious he did not instruct the authors to include the language.

There is also a problem with Genesis 1:3: And God said, “Let there be light” and there was light. Well, the earth is only 4.5 billion years old, yet the universe, and all the light generating stars in ancient galaxies, are more than 13 billion years old. So when god said, “Let there be light” there already had been light shining bright for at least 10 billion years. He was flipping a switch that had been turned on eons before by the thermonuclear reactions in billions of stars that predate earth. That light bathed other suns and other planets long before the earth was a loose accumulation of rocks orbiting our sun. Since this is the story of all creation, these tidbits seem an important omission that will undermine the entire story when we find life elsewhere. We were late to the game of “let there be light.”

We are also told in unambiguous terms that all life was created in six days. Genesis 2:1 says, “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.” So here we learn that all life, in all the heavens, was complete, and all found on earth and on earth alone. The complete totality of that creation in all the heavens, all of which was here on earth, is made clear in the preceding sections of Genesis 1:1-31 with “every herb bearing seed” and “every beast” and “every fowl of the air.” There is no modifier like “every fowl of the air, that is, on earth but excluding life on the planet Zenxalaxu.” We know all of this took place in six days because Genesis 2:2 says, “And on the seventh day, god ended his work which he had made.” Now some say that these are not real days, but allegorical “god days” which could be millions of years each. But no, when god said let there be light and created life in six days, he tied these events to seasons on earth, which are governed by real days. So the Bible tells us that all life, in all the heavens, was all put on earth in six days, that is six earth days. Let us be perfectly clear that this leaves no room for alien life in this creation story. The discovery of alien life would therefore undermine the entire saga.

We can also have no doubt that the earth is the center of the universe, because this is where god placed man. In the trial of Galileo, Pope Urban VIII made perfectly clear the church’s understanding of god’s word that the earth is unambiguously the center of the universe:

We say, pronounce, sentence and declare that you, Galileo, by reason of these things which have been detailed in the trial and which you have confessed already, have rendered yourself according to this Holy Office vehemently suspect of heresy, namely of having held and believed a doctrine that is false and contrary to the divine and Holy Scripture: namely that Sun is the center of the world and does not move from east to west, and that one may hold and defend as probable an opinion after it has been declared and defined contrary to Holy Scripture.

Yet it would be difficult to claim the unique position of universe center if other planets held life that was zipping around in anti-gravity cars traveling at the speed of light. Clearly, if the ancients knew there was alien life, any form of life at all, the idea that the earth was the center of the universe would be more difficult to sustain. Again, though, there is no mention of alien worlds or life beyond this little blue dot.

None of the 66 books of the bible make any reference to life other than that created by god here on earth in that six-day period. If we discover life elsewhere, one must admit that is an oversight. So much so in fact that such a discovery must to all but the most closed minds call into question the entire story of creation, and anything that follows from that story. How could a convincing story of life’s creation leave out life? Even if the story is meant to be allegorical, the omission of life elsewhere makes no sense.

Be clear I am talking here only of how just the simple existence of life elsewhere undermines religion. I leave the question of how religion would accommodate thornier questions like would such life go to the same heaven as earth life, or the same hell, or would such life be tainted by original sin even if not descendant from Adam and Eve. Maybe childbirth would not be painful. That is fodder for another blog.

As I stated at the beginning, none of this will matter upon life’s discovery elsewhere. Religious leaders will simply declare that such life is fully compatible with, in fact predicted by, the Bible. Just like they eventually swept under the rug being wrong about earth’s position in the heavens. Or evolution. They will create contorted justifications to support this view, cite a few passages of the bible that could mean anything, and declare victory. Don’t say I did not warn you.

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Ancient Quran discovered in England will ‘rejoice Muslim hearts’


People really are gullible, and none are more gullible than truly religious people. To believe the nonsense written in books by barbarians centuries ago and consider these books to be holy is proof of just how stupid people can be. TGO

Refer to story below. Source: The Christian Science Monitor

In what has been termed a ‘startling’ discovery, the UK’s Birmingham University has unveiled parts of what may be the world’s oldest known version of the Quran, Islam’s holy text.

Christian Science Monitor

In what has been considered a “startling” discovery, the UK’s Birmingham University unveiled what may be the world’s oldest remnants of the Quran, Islam’s holy text.

Researchers conclude that the Qur’an manuscript is among the earliest written textual evidence of the Islamic holy book known to survive,” the university wrote in an official statement. “This gives the Qur’an manuscript in Birmingham global significance to Muslim heritage and the study of Islam.”

Oxford University carried out a radiocarbon analysis of the text and found that the parchment on which it is written could be traced back to the years between AD 568 and 645 with 95 percent accuracy.

The results suggest the manuscript was written less than 20 years after Prophet Muhammad’s death, as he is generally thought to have lived between AD 570 and 632.

“They could well take us back to within a few years of the actual founding of Islam,” wrote Professor of Islam and Christianity David Thomas and Professor of Interreligious Relations Nadir Dinshaw, both of Birmingham University.

According to Muslim tradition, Prophet Muhammad had a vision in 610. Speaking through the angel Gabriel, God ordained him to become the Arab prophet. Up until his death in 632, the Prophet and others continued to collect religious revelations that would form the Quran.

Most of the revelations were originally preserved in the “memories of men,” the professors wrote, until Caliph Abu Bakr, Islam’s first leader after Muhammad, ordered the collection of all Quranic material in book form.

The final written form was completed around AD 650 under the rule of the third leader, Caliph Uthman.

“Muslims believe that the Qur’an they read today is the same text that was standardized under Uthman and regard it as the exact record of the revelations that were delivered to Muhammad,” the professors wrote. The newly discovered text suggests that belief is highly plausible.

“These portions must have been in a form that is very close to the form of the Qu’ran read today, supporting the view that the text has undergone little or no alteration and that it can be dated to a point very close to the time it was believed to be revealed,” they added.

Preserved on two parchment leaves, the text contains parts of Suras (chapters) 18 to 20 written with ink in an early form of Arabic script known as Hijazi. For nearly a century, the manuscript had been misplaced with leaves of a similar Quranic manuscript, which is also datable to the late seventh century.

The manuscript is “one of the most surprising secrets of the University’s collections,” wrote Professors Thomas and Dinshaw.

The Quranic manuscript is part of the University’s Mingana Collection of Middle Eastern manuscripts in the Cadbury Research Library. The library received the texts in 1920 from Alphonse Mingana, a Chaldean priest who was born in Iraq and settled in England after philanthropist Edward Cadbury funded his trips to the Middle East to acquire historical texts.

‘This is indeed an exciting discovery,” wrote Dr. Muhammad Isa Waley, Lead Curator for Persian and Turkish Manuscripts at the British Library. “Along with the sheer beauty of the content and the surprisingly clear Hijazi script, [this] is news to rejoice Muslim hearts,” Dr. Waley added.

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Human Evolution’s Biggest Questions May Find Answers in New Analysis


I can imagine Evangelical Christians reading this article, not that many of them would, and thinking how false the whole thing is; instead believing the Adam and Eve myth described in the book of Genesis in the Bible. Some of the people who believe this fairy tale will soon be running for the presidency. These are members of the Tea Party, among others. You know, “intellectuals” such as Sarah Palin.

I mention this so that you think twice on who you vote for during the next election. TGO

Refer to story below. Source: LiveScience

LiveScience.com

Human Evolution's Biggest Questions May Find Answers in New Analysis
 

Recent controversies about human evolution — such as what the ancestor of the human lineage might have been, whether the mysterious “hobbit” was a different species and whether ancient humans were all one species — could find answers in new analyses of human fossils, researchers say.

This research, based on statistical analyses of a newly compiled data set of ancient human fossils, supports the proposal that the recently unearthed species Australopithecus sediba may be the ancestor of the human lineage, that the hobbit was a different species and not just a deformed modern human, and that early humans were made up of two species, not one, scientists added.

Although modern humans are the only surviving members of the human family tree, others once inhabited the Earth. However, deducing the relationships between modern humans and these extinct hominins — humans and related species dating back to the split from the chimpanzee lineage — is difficult because fossils of ancient hominins are rare.

“There are lots of competing ideas and incomplete data,” said study co-author Mark Collard, a biological anthropologist at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Hominin mysteries

One controversy centers around 1.97-million-year-old bones unearthed in South Africa that scientists revealed in 2010. These fossils belong to a species the researchers named Australopithecus sediba, a kind of australopith — the hominins that preceded humans, and the first to walk on two feet. Au. sediba possessed a unique combination of features seen in both australopiths and early humans, which led the investigators to suggest that this hominin might be the ancestor of the human family tree. However, other researchers challenged this link, suggesting that Au. sediba probably arose from Australopithecus africanus, another possible contender for the ancestor of the human lineage.

Another dispute focuses on the so-called “hobbits,” 18,000-year-old human fossils first discovered on the remote Indonesian island of Flores in 2003. The squat, 3-foot (1 meter) height of these specimens led to the hobbit nickname. Although many scientists have suggested that hobbits belonged to a unique branch of the human lineage they call Homo floresiensis, other researchers have argued it was unlikely another species of human survived so close to the present day, and that hobbits were really modern humans with microcephaly, a condition that leads to an abnormally small head, a small body and some mental retardation.

Yet another debate in human evolution has to do with the suggestion that the earliest, now-extinct human lineages, once thought to be multiple species, might actually have been one species. Prior research analyzed bones excavated from Dmanisi, a medieval hilltop town in the Republic of Georgia. The analysis found that these 1.85-million-year-old bones — the oldest hominin remains outside Africa — were very diverse. This finding led researchers investigating Dmanisi to suggest that early, diverse humans fossils might not represent several human species but rather variants of a single lineage. Others have suggested the bones at Dmanisi represent two or more human species.

A whole lot of data

To shed light on these controversies in human evolution, Collard and his colleagues compiled a data set of 380 skull and dental features for all 20 widely accepted hominin species.

“It’s the biggest data set of its kind to have been compiled,” Collard said. “Creating the data set was a massive job, and it should serve as a basis for lots of future studies. The fact that it includes both early and late hominins means that it should provide a much more robust picture of hominin relationships than any data set used in the last 30 years.”

Next, the scientists statistically analyzed this data spanning the entire 7-million-year-old history of human evolution to test which theory in each controversy might be more or less likely to be true. “We are very excited by this new approach and hope that our colleagues see the merit of adopting this method,” Collard said.

Their models are consistent with Au. sediba being the ancestor of the human lineage. They also found that Au. sediba may be at least 300,000 to 500,000 years older than scientists had thought, suggesting that researchers should look for older specimens.

“We only have Au. sediba remains from one site in South Africa, so it’s unlikely that our current collection of fossils adequately represents its time range,” Collard said. “I think we can be pretty certain it does not, in fact.”

The new models also clearly reject the idea that the hobbits were merely deformed modern humans; the hobbits bear no close resemblance to modern humans, deformed or not. “They show that there’s no way the hobbits can be modern humans, which means that we can move on as a community and start to consider other important questions about the floresiensis hominins,” Collard said.

As for whether early humans were one species or many, Collard said he was surprised that the models suggested two hominin species might have existed at Dmanisi.

“The two-species hypothesis is not widely accepted,” Collard said. “In fact, people have found evidence that is consistent with that hypothesis in the past and decided to go with the more conservative hypothesis that there is just one species present.”

“We need to take the two-species hypothesis more seriously and find ways of competing it against the one-species hypothesis,” Collard added.

Collard expected his findings would themselves prove controversial. “Paleoanthropologists are notoriously argumentative,” he said.

The scientists detail their findings online July 22 in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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