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  1. The conflation with serial killers.. subtlety, thy name is not religion. It would be funny if there weren’t actually people buying into this and years later beating up a gay couple for ‘endangering humanity and the soul of Americuh’.

    Nice to see a repost of this clip. 

  2. @rdfrs-e5e702e1b7ae3ca23b9b4b2c43705334:disqus  

    - Here’s a creationist piece of nonsense about dinosaurs

    It looks like standard YEC writing!
    The author knows NOTHING  about dinosaurs, serpents, Satanism, homosexuality,  serial-killers, or extinction, so pontificates on all of these – with a claimed authority of a  “god” endorsement!

    The term “bird-brain”, would come to mind, -  if it was not an insult to the modern avian dinosaurs!

  3. Gotta read this book but I have a question that I feel sounds primative to the people who have alot of knowledge on the subject. The sentiment of my wanderings can be summarised into these questions. Why is their a male and female of the species. How could the two sexes evolve without a conscious knowledge of the need for reproduction. Is their a golden answer to this.  A side question is why is sex pleasurable and was their a point when it was not.

  4. Hi Pauly,   You’ll enjoy this book, as it goes into all the evidence for Evolution, not just how it works as RD’s other science books explain so well.
    Enter ‘why sexual reproduction has evolved’ into your browser for answers to your questions, which are about genetic diversity, countering parasites, etc.
    Reproduction is the primary drive for all life, and us becoming conscious of that instinct is an after effect.
    Finally, I don’t care why sex is pleasurable …. and for me it always has been …. 8-)

  5. Pauly_
    Why is their a male and female of the species. How could the two sexes evolve without a conscious knowledge of the need for reproduction. Is their a golden answer to this.  A side question is why is sex pleasurable and was their a point when it was not.

     

    In considering sexuality, starting with humans is a mental straight-jacket. Sexes took quite a long time to evolve.

    However, because they are unable to reproduce sexually, bacterial species have acquired several mechanisms by which to exchange genetic
    materials. – http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/~smalo

    In addition in more complex multicellular organisms, both sexes are often in the same individual – eg  most flowering plants have male pollen and female ova in the same flower.
    Snails, slugs, worms, and some fish are also hermaphrodite. - 

    In biology, a hermaphrodite is an organism that has reproductive organs normally associated with both male and female sexes.[1]

    Many taxonomic groups of animals (mostly invertebrates) do not have separate sexes[citation needed]. In these groups, hermaphroditism is a normal condition, enabling a form of sexual reproduction in which both partners can act as the “female” or “male”. – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H

    Some animals can also change sex during their lifetime:

    Sex change in animals

    Some species exhibit sequential hermaphroditism. In these species, such as many species of coral reef fishes, sex change is a normal anatomical process.[1]

    Clownfish, wrasses, moray eels and other fish species are known to change sex including reproductive functions. A school of clownfish is always built into a hierarchy with a Female fish at the top. When she dies, the most dominant male changes sex and takes her place.
    [2] In the wrasses (Family Labridae), sex change is from female to male, with the largest female of the harem changing into a male and taking over the harem upon his disappearance. –
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S

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