I did – I gave him credit for a vivid imagination. Also he has done a lot of reading. His results, however, are in my opinion more suitable for the paranormal board.Quote
Give James some credit
They were, however, combined with a great deal of wild speculation.Quote
James deserves a more thoughtful response. The scientific anomolies described were factual and correct,
Of course – I don’t think there are any astro-physicists who deny that.Quote
as were the references that documented a time before there was a moon.
Totally absent is one single scrap of objective evidence.Quote
The remembering of previous lives has been claimed by those carrying out psychoanalysis,
As always, number of anecdotes does not equal evidence.Quote
so at least the concept has come up before.
And so they should – since this is exac tly what they are.Quote
It's the association between a past life and claims about an artificial moon that sound to most of us like wild speculation.
No problem there.Quote
So, let's reject that part--at least for the time being. Is it scientifically implausable to assume that there was a pre-moon time? No. In fact, all scientific theories that explain the creation of the moon postulate a pre moon era. The capture of space debris by Earth's gravitational field is certainly possible. We've actually launched and placed some debris into rotaton around the earth ourselves.
If you mean any of ape mammal, then absolutely not. If you mean various basic, cellular or whatever life forms might have started and become extinct several times, then, yes, quite possible.Quote
Likewise, the recycling of life on this planet going back billions of years is not inconceivable.
Not only ‘hard to swallow’, it’s downright ridiculous.Quote
There is even evidence to support rebirth of life on a planet through pan spermia (seeding from a comet). The part hardest to swallow is that life fully advanced to at least the level of our planet today--and then died off: over and over.
Is he hoping to have it published? Is he hoping to have scientific acceptance? I’m afraid I did not listen to every word further down the TLDR passage, since it is a muddle.Quote
James is just putting some of these ideas together in this brief writeup.
I do not know of a ‘simplistic’ TofE which has been ‘discarded long ago’ and which you think I believe, or follow, or something. Please provide a citation.Quote
Justwriting these ideas off as rubbish in favor of a simplistic theory of evolution that has been discarded long ago
If people come to discussion forums expecting to have their posts accepted without challenge have obviously not read enough of said forum to find out first what happens.Quote
is a common tactic you employ: especially with new posters.
Oh dear! Firstly, the definition of a religion should include a god. Admittedly the word is now flung around so widely that it can mean anything, but atheism is a lack of belief in anything supernatural, especially gods!, and is not anything else, whatever attributes non-atheists like to give it.Quote
I have become much more aware of where this atheistic religion of yours came from.
I have seen and heard enough of Robert Sheldrake to take the stuff which goes right off the scientific method with a pinch of salt.Quote
It was only in the last few weeks that I came upon a talk by Rupert Sheldrake. Rupert described a much much stronger association between science and materialistic atheism than there has been in the United States--and his own "coming out." It's entirely audio:
I hope he’s wrong – if there is an interest in interpreting the word spirituality in a nono-woo way, that would be a good thing, but otherwise, I’ll avoid him!Quote
You might find it amusing. I think the main difference is that in Britain, it was supposed that a scientist--especially a biological scientist--was an atheist. Whereas here, in the USA, we just didn't talk about it. Sheldrake sees this recent atheistic era as a necessary cleansing process, and claims that you Brits are well on your way to a post atheistic revival of interest in spirituality and God.