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Out of all the knowledge we currently have access to, what are the most evidenced theories that attempt to explain the origin of the universe and the emergence of life on earth through natural means?

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Phate999 wrote:
Out of all the knowledge we currently have access to, what are the most evidenced theories that attempt to explain the origin of the universe and the emergence of life on earth through natural means?

PS I won the appeal to be able to post again. FYI.
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Out of all the knowledge we currently have access to, what are the most evidenced theories that attempt to explain the origin of the universe and the emergence of life on earth through natural means?

PS I won the appeal to be able to post again. FYI.

Pretty much all of them. Most of it in a theoretical sense such as the "Big Bang," but evolution is clearly well-documented by fossil and geological evidence.

Honestly, do you really think God was going to put a detailed, scientific explanation into Genesis for a bunch of 9th Century BC goat herders and pyramid builders to read? Get real. The Biblical creation story is a metaphor, nothing more.
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Out of all the knowledge we currently have access to, what are the most evidenced theories that attempt to explain the origin of the universe and the emergence of life on earth through natural means?

PS I won the appeal to be able to post again. FYI.
Were you blocked?

I think he means the stool softener worked.
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Out of all the knowledge we currently have access to, what are the most evidenced theories that attempt to explain the origin of the universe and the emergence of life on earth through natural means?

PS I won the appeal to be able to post again. FYI.

Pretty much all of them. Most of it in a theoretical sense such as the "Big Bang," but evolution is clearly well-documented by fossil and geological evidence.

Honestly, do you really think God was going to put a detailed, scientific explanation into Genesis for a bunch of 9th Century BC goat herders and pyramid builders to read? Get real. The Biblical creation story is a metaphor, nothing more.

I agree that the best evidence for the diversity of life on earth is evolution. I'm asking specifically about origins though.
 
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Phate999 wrote:
Out of all the knowledge we currently have access to, what are the most evidenced theories that attempt to explain the origin of the universe and the emergence of life on earth through natural means?

PS I won the appeal to be able to post again. FYI.
Were you blocked?

Yes, was supposed to be for 14 days but the mods were satisfied with my explanation and assurance of future acquiescence.
 
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Phate999 wrote:
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Phate999 wrote:
Out of all the knowledge we currently have access to, what are the most evidenced theories that attempt to explain the origin of the universe and the emergence of life on earth through natural means?

PS I won the appeal to be able to post again. FYI.

Pretty much all of them. Most of it in a theoretical sense such as the "Big Bang," but evolution is clearly well-documented by fossil and geological evidence.

Honestly, do you really think God was going to put a detailed, scientific explanation into Genesis for a bunch of 9th Century BC goat herders and pyramid builders to read? Get real. The Biblical creation story is a metaphor, nothing more.

I agree that the best evidence for the diversity of life on earth is evolution. I'm asking specifically about origins though.
We have no firm evidance for life beyond the earth.
 
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slatersteven wrote:
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Out of all the knowledge we currently have access to, what are the most evidenced theories that attempt to explain the origin of the universe and the emergence of life on earth through natural means?

PS I won the appeal to be able to post again. FYI.

Pretty much all of them. Most of it in a theoretical sense such as the "Big Bang," but evolution is clearly well-documented by fossil and geological evidence.

Honestly, do you really think God was going to put a detailed, scientific explanation into Genesis for a bunch of 9th Century BC goat herders and pyramid builders to read? Get real. The Biblical creation story is a metaphor, nothing more.

I agree that the best evidence for the diversity of life on earth is evolution. I'm asking specifically about origins though.
We have no firm evidance for life beyond the earth.

I agree. I am not asking about that though. Did you misunderstand?
 
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For physical cosmology, I'm tired of repeating myself. Start here.
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Phate999 wrote:
slatersteven wrote:
Phate999 wrote:
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Phate999 wrote:
Out of all the knowledge we currently have access to, what are the most evidenced theories that attempt to explain the origin of the universe and the emergence of life on earth through natural means?

PS I won the appeal to be able to post again. FYI.

Pretty much all of them. Most of it in a theoretical sense such as the "Big Bang," but evolution is clearly well-documented by fossil and geological evidence.

Honestly, do you really think God was going to put a detailed, scientific explanation into Genesis for a bunch of 9th Century BC goat herders and pyramid builders to read? Get real. The Biblical creation story is a metaphor, nothing more.

I agree that the best evidence for the diversity of life on earth is evolution. I'm asking specifically about origins though.
We have no firm evidance for life beyond the earth.

I agree. I am not asking about that though. Did you misunderstand?
No, I do not see the relevance of the question.

If we have no firm evidence for a theory, then the theory has no good evidence to back it up. Thus the answer to your question is "there is no "most evidenced" theory to explain something we are not really sure about.
 
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slatersteven wrote:
Phate999 wrote:
slatersteven wrote:
Phate999 wrote:
remorseless1 wrote:
Phate999 wrote:
Out of all the knowledge we currently have access to, what are the most evidenced theories that attempt to explain the origin of the universe and the emergence of life on earth through natural means?

PS I won the appeal to be able to post again. FYI.

Pretty much all of them. Most of it in a theoretical sense such as the "Big Bang," but evolution is clearly well-documented by fossil and geological evidence.

Honestly, do you really think God was going to put a detailed, scientific explanation into Genesis for a bunch of 9th Century BC goat herders and pyramid builders to read? Get real. The Biblical creation story is a metaphor, nothing more.

I agree that the best evidence for the diversity of life on earth is evolution. I'm asking specifically about origins though.
We have no firm evidance for life beyond the earth.

I agree. I am not asking about that though. Did you misunderstand?
No, I do not see the relevance of the question.

If we have no firm evidence for a theory, then the theory has no good evidence to back it up. Thus the answer to your question is "there is no "most evidenced" theory to explain something we are not really sure about.

I basically asking for the best explanation if that helps?
 
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Phate999 wrote:
slatersteven wrote:
Phate999 wrote:
slatersteven wrote:
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Phate999 wrote:
Out of all the knowledge we currently have access to, what are the most evidenced theories that attempt to explain the origin of the universe and the emergence of life on earth through natural means?

PS I won the appeal to be able to post again. FYI.

Pretty much all of them. Most of it in a theoretical sense such as the "Big Bang," but evolution is clearly well-documented by fossil and geological evidence.

Honestly, do you really think God was going to put a detailed, scientific explanation into Genesis for a bunch of 9th Century BC goat herders and pyramid builders to read? Get real. The Biblical creation story is a metaphor, nothing more.

I agree that the best evidence for the diversity of life on earth is evolution. I'm asking specifically about origins though.
We have no firm evidance for life beyond the earth.

I agree. I am not asking about that though. Did you misunderstand?
No, I do not see the relevance of the question.

If we have no firm evidence for a theory, then the theory has no good evidence to back it up. Thus the answer to your question is "there is no "most evidenced" theory to explain something we are not really sure about.

I basically asking for the best explanation if that helps?
Would you also ask for the best explanation of Elephants in the Fridge?

There is no explanation, becasue there is no concrete way of telling even if it exists. We have a theory for the development of life on earth, it is logical to assume that model works for the rest of the universe. But in truth we can only really apply it here with any certainty.
 
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slatersteven wrote:
Were you blocked?


Hmmm, I can guess who tried to block him.
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For physical cosmology, I'm tired of repeating myself. Start here.

This article is a bit over my current level of understanding. I don't know the context or jargon of most of it. Should I just muddle through?
 
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slatersteven wrote:
Phate999 wrote:
slatersteven wrote:
Phate999 wrote:
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Phate999 wrote:
Out of all the knowledge we currently have access to, what are the most evidenced theories that attempt to explain the origin of the universe and the emergence of life on earth through natural means?

PS I won the appeal to be able to post again. FYI.

Pretty much all of them. Most of it in a theoretical sense such as the "Big Bang," but evolution is clearly well-documented by fossil and geological evidence.

Honestly, do you really think God was going to put a detailed, scientific explanation into Genesis for a bunch of 9th Century BC goat herders and pyramid builders to read? Get real. The Biblical creation story is a metaphor, nothing more.

I agree that the best evidence for the diversity of life on earth is evolution. I'm asking specifically about origins though.
We have no firm evidance for life beyond the earth.

I agree. I am not asking about that though. Did you misunderstand?
No, I do not see the relevance of the question.

If we have no firm evidence for a theory, then the theory has no good evidence to back it up. Thus the answer to your question is "there is no "most evidenced" theory to explain something we are not really sure about.

I basically asking for the best explanation if that helps?
Would you also ask for the best explanation of Elephants in the Fridge?

There is no explanation, becasue there is no concrete way of telling even if it exists. We have a theory for the development of life on earth, it is logical to assume that model works for the rest of the universe. But in truth we can only really apply it here with any certainty.

Ok, thanks for nothing then. On to the next.
 
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Phate999 wrote:
slatersteven wrote:
Phate999 wrote:
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Phate999 wrote:
Out of all the knowledge we currently have access to, what are the most evidenced theories that attempt to explain the origin of the universe and the emergence of life on earth through natural means?

PS I won the appeal to be able to post again. FYI.

Pretty much all of them. Most of it in a theoretical sense such as the "Big Bang," but evolution is clearly well-documented by fossil and geological evidence.

Honestly, do you really think God was going to put a detailed, scientific explanation into Genesis for a bunch of 9th Century BC goat herders and pyramid builders to read? Get real. The Biblical creation story is a metaphor, nothing more.

I agree that the best evidence for the diversity of life on earth is evolution. I'm asking specifically about origins though.
We have no firm evidance for life beyond the earth.

I agree. I am not asking about that though. Did you misunderstand?


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Phate999 wrote:
whac3 wrote:
For physical cosmology, I'm tired of repeating myself. Start here.

This article is a bit over my current level of understanding. I don't know the context or jargon of most of it. Should I just muddle through?

Google is your friend.
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Phate999 wrote:
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For physical cosmology, I'm tired of repeating myself. Start here.

This article is a bit over my current level of understanding. I don't know the context or jargon of most of it. Should I just muddle through?


I understand less than half of it myself, but that's the level of science you're talking about when you discuss the origin of the universe and life. If you're truly interested in the question you asked and want a rational explanation for those things, this is it.
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Phate999 wrote:
whac3 wrote:
For physical cosmology, I'm tired of repeating myself. Start here.

This article is a bit over my current level of understanding. I don't know the context or jargon of most of it. Should I just muddle through?


Exactly!
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Phate999 wrote:
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For physical cosmology, I'm tired of repeating myself. Start here.

This article is a bit over my current level of understanding. I don't know the context or jargon of most of it. Should I just muddle through?


I understand less than half of it myself, but that's the level of science you're talking about when you discuss the origin of the universe and life. If you're truly interested in the question you asked and want a rational explanation for those things, this is it.


I am going to print it out and study it in depth then.
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I would first get a good four years of High School science education, with a mix of Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. Then move onto college level courses in the hard sciences, with emphasis on both theoretical and practical studies. You will also need multiple courses in physics and biology/genetics.

I would also pursue basic research at a large University, so you can understand from the ground floor up.

Pursue an advanced degree in whatever discipline is most interesting, then once degreed (probably in around 13 years), please post back to this thread. At that point, you should have enough primer to discuss these matters.

Otherwise, it would be akin to a five year old trying to take the field of an NFL game, having only seen a picture of a football and shoulder-ma-pads.

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or as Georgie used to say once he realized how difficult it was to be the POTUS - "Look, this is hard work."


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Arrogance to think one could just waltz right on in, without any fundamentals, is truly human.

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darthhugo wrote:
I would first get a good four years of High School science education, with a mix of Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. Then move onto college level courses in the hard sciences, with emphasis on both theoretical and practical studies. You will also need multiple courses in physics and biology/genetics.

I would also pursue basic research at a large University, so you can understand from the ground floor up.

Pursue an advanced degree in whatever discipline is most interesting, then once degreed (probably in around 13 years), please post back to this thread. At that point, you should have enough primer to discuss these matters.

Otherwise, it would be akin to a five year old trying to take the field of an NFL game, having only seen a picture of a football and shoulder-ma-pads.



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Psshaww all this talk of credentials, edumacation, and base knowledge... I don't need any of that shit! Just need to ask the right questions.

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