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Judge Declares DOMA Unconstitutional

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Clinton era law defining marriage exclusively between a man and woman, struck down by federal judge.
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Hits: 21762 | Favorites: 4 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 2.9 | Category: News & Politics | Date: 07/08/2010
 
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green_batman
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 730 Posts
Monday, July 12, 2010 8:33:01 PM
I am awed by nature as well, but I don't attribute it to an intelligent creator. The universe did not come about in a "random" manner; it follows causality. It has specific rules for how it functions and every action sets off a reaction that follows these rules. Everything that happened in the universe up until life evolved happened the way it had to happen. Whether sapient beings have the ability to actually choose their actions, or whether they are subject to the same determinism is a matter still up for debate among philosophers, though current science would suggest that we don`t truly have choice.

green_batman
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 730 Posts
Monday, July 12, 2010 8:32:52 PM
iluvsporks: I am aware of all of those functions, but the difference is that those organs don't have the same function in other animals. The tailbone typically is much longer, comprising an actual tail. The appendix is used to store bacteria that digest cellulose in herbivorous animals. The tonsils simply don`t function as well as the once did, being susceptible to infection and generally not functioning particularly well.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11513 Posts
Sunday, July 11, 2010 10:11:01 PM
Cut off, as usual.

The universe is spectacular and staggering and genuinely awesome. The more I learn about it, the more awesome I know it is. We, too, are awesome. We are made of stars and we think.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11513 Posts
Sunday, July 11, 2010 10:09:01 PM
A little more on science and awe...the man in this video is a scientist. Neil Degrasse Tyson - he's an astrophysicist.

When I look up at the universe, I feel large

He isn`t unusual in that attitude. It`s normal for scientists, especially those involved in astrophysics and astronomy. Nor is it recent - it goes back to the very beginnings of science and continues throughout it.

Trying to explain how the universe works doesn`t diminish awe at its existence, nor does knowing the scale of it diminish humanity.

Stephen Hawking on humanity:

[quote">We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the universe. That makes us something very special.[/quote">

The universe is spectacular and staggering and genuinely awesome. The more I learn about it, the more a

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11513 Posts
Sunday, July 11, 2010 9:14:56 PM
tailbones aren't useless. they are a connection point for several muscles that aid in well, defecation, and they also help us sit properly and remain balanced.


Which in no way requires them to be a vestigal tail.

But it goes much further than that. Human embryos have tails. Some humans have tails. They`re usually removed by surgery, but the point is that humans still have the genetic coding for tails.

It`s not an isolated example, either. Whales still have the genetic coding for legs. Horses still have the genetic coding for toes. Many animals carry genetic coding from species they evolved from. It`s just not used any more.

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