First, a video. Yes, it is a scrambled egg. But as you look at it, I hope you’ll begin to feel
just slightly uneasy. Because you may notice
that what’s actually happening is that the egg is unscrambling itself. And you’ll now see the yolk
and the white have separated. And now they’re going to be
poured back into the egg. And we all know in our heart of hearts that this is not the way
the universe works. A scrambled egg is mush —
tasty mush — but it’s mush. An egg is a beautiful, sophisticated thing that can create even more
sophisticated things, such as chickens. And we know in our heart of hearts that the universe does not travel
from mush to complexity. In fact, this gut instinct is reflected in one of the most
fundamental laws of physics, the second law of thermodynamics,
or the law of entropy. What that says basically is that the general
tendency of the universe is to move from order and structure to lack of order, lack of structure — in fact, to mush. And that’s why that video
feels a bit strange. And yet, look around us. What we see around us
is staggering complexity. Eric Beinhocker estimates
that in New York City alone, there are some 10 billion SKUs,
or distinct commodities, being traded. That’s hundreds of times
as many species as there are on Earth. And they’re being traded by a species
of almost seven billion individuals, who are linked by trade,
travel, and the Internet into a global system
of stupendous complexity. So here’s a great puzzle: in a universe ruled
by the second law of thermodynamics, how is it possible to generate the sort
of complexity I’ve described, the sort of complexity
represented by you and me and the convention center? Well, the answer seems to be, the universe can create complexity, but with great difficulty. In pockets, there appear
what my colleague, Fred Spier, calls “Goldilocks conditions” — not too hot, not too cold, just right for the creation of complexity. And slightly more complex things appear. And where you have
slightly more complex things, you can get slightly more complex things. And in this way, complexity
builds stage by stage. Each stage is magical because it creates the impression
of something utterly new appearing almost out of nowhere
in the universe. We refer in big history to these moments
as threshold moments. And at each threshold,
the going gets tougher. The complex things get more fragile, more vulnerable; the Goldilocks conditions
get more stringent, and it’s more difficult
to create complexity. Now, we, as extremely complex creatures, desperately need to know this story of how the universe creates complexity
despite the second law, and why complexity means
vulnerability and fragility. And that’s the story
that we tell in big history. But to do it, you have do something that may, at first sight,
seem completely impossible. You have to survey the whole
history of the universe. So let’s do it. (Laughter) Let’s begin by winding the timeline back 13.7 billion years, to the beginning of time. Around us, there’s nothing. There’s not even time or space. Imagine the darkest,
emptiest thing you can and cube it a gazillion times
and that’s where we are. And then suddenly, bang! A universe appears, an entire universe. And we’ve crossed our first threshold. The universe is tiny;
it’s smaller than an atom. It’s incredibly hot. It contains everything
that’s in today’s universe, so you can imagine, it’s busting. And it’s expanding at incredible speed. And at first, it’s just a blur, but very quickly distinct things
begin to appear in that blur. Within the first second, energy itself shatters
into distinct forces including electromagnetism and gravity. And energy does something
else quite magical: it congeals to form matter — quarks that will create protons and leptons that include electrons. And all of that happens
in the first second. Now we move forward 380,000 years. That’s twice as long as humans
have been on this planet. And now simple atoms appear
of hydrogen and helium. Now I want to pause for a moment, 380,000 years after the origins
of the universe, because we actually know quite a lot
about the universe at this stage. We know above all
that it was extremely simple. It consisted of huge clouds
of hydrogen and helium atoms, and they have no structure. They’re really a sort of cosmic mush. But that’s not completely true. Recent studies by satellites such as the WMAP satellite have shown that, in fact, there are just tiny differences
in that background. What you see here, the blue areas are about a thousandth
of a degree cooler than the red areas. These are tiny differences, but it was enough
for the universe to move on to the next stage of building complexity. And this is how it works. Gravity is more powerful
where there’s more stuff. So where you get slightly denser areas, gravity starts compacting clouds
of hydrogen and helium atoms. So we can imagine the early universe
breaking up into a billion clouds. And each cloud is compacted, gravity gets more powerful
as density increases, the temperature begins to rise
at the center of each cloud, and then, at the center, the temperature crosses
the threshold temperature of 10 million degrees, protons start to fuse, there’s a huge release of energy, and — bam! We have our first stars. From about 200 million years
after the Big Bang, stars begin to appear
all through the universe, billions of them. And the universe is now
significantly more interesting and more complex. Stars will create
the Goldilocks conditions for crossing two new thresholds. When very large stars die, they create temperatures so high that protons begin to fuse
in all sorts of exotic combinations, to form all the elements
of the periodic table. If, like me, you’re wearing a gold ring, it was forged in a supernova explosion. So now the universe
is chemically more complex. And in a chemically more complex universe, it’s possible to make more things. And what starts happening
is that, around young suns, young stars, all these elements combine,
they swirl around, the energy of the star stirs them around, they form particles, they form snowflakes,
they form little dust motes, they form rocks, they form asteroids, and eventually,
they form planets and moons. And that is how our
solar system was formed, four and a half billion years ago. Rocky planets like our Earth
are significantly more complex than stars because they contain
a much greater diversity of materials. So we’ve crossed a fourth
threshold of complexity. Now, the going gets tougher. The next stage introduces entities
that are significantly more fragile, significantly more vulnerable, but they’re also much more creative and much more capable
of generating further complexity. I’m talking, of course,
about living organisms. Living organisms are created by chemistry. We are huge packages of chemicals. So, chemistry is dominated
by the electromagnetic force. That operates over smaller
scales than gravity, which explains why you and I
are smaller than stars or planets. Now, what are the ideal
conditions for chemistry? What are the Goldilocks conditions? Well, first, you need energy, but not too much. In the center of a star,
there’s so much energy that any atoms that combine
will just get busted apart again. But not too little. In intergalactic space, there’s so little energy
that atoms can’t combine. What you want is just the right amount, and planets, it turns out, are just right, because they’re close to stars,
but not too close. You also need a great diversity
of chemical elements, and you need liquids, such as water. Why? Well, in gases, atoms move
past each other so fast that they can’t hitch up. In solids, atoms are stuck together, they can’t move. In liquids, they can cruise and cuddle and link up to form molecules. Now, where do you find
such Goldilocks conditions? Well, planets are great, and our early Earth was almost perfect. It was just the right
distance from its star to contain huge oceans of liquid water. And deep beneath those oceans, at cracks in the Earth’s crust, you’ve got heat seeping up
from inside the Earth, and you’ve got a great
diversity of elements. So at those deep oceanic vents, fantastic chemistry began to happen, and atoms combined in all sorts
of exotic combinations. But of course, life is more
than just exotic chemistry. How do you stabilize those huge molecules that seem to be viable? Well, it’s here that life introduces
an entirely new trick. You don’t stabilize the individual; you stabilize the template, the thing that carries information, and you allow the template to copy itself. And DNA, of course,
is the beautiful molecule that contains that information. You’ll be familiar
with the double helix of DNA. Each rung contains information. So, DNA contains information
about how to make living organisms. And DNA also copies itself. So, it copies itself and scatters the templates
through the ocean. So the information spreads. Notice that information
has become part of our story. The real beauty of DNA though
is in its imperfections. As it copies itself,
once in every billion rungs, there tends to be an error. And what that means
is that DNA is, in effect, learning. It’s accumulating new ways
of making living organisms because some of those errors work. So DNA’s learning and it’s building greater
diversity and greater complexity. And we can see this happening
over the last four billion years. For most of that time of life on Earth, living organisms have been
relatively simple — single cells. But they had great diversity,
and, inside, great complexity. Then from about 600
to 800 million years ago, multi-celled organisms appear. You get fungi, you get fish, you get plants, you get amphibia, you get reptiles, and then, of course,
you get the dinosaurs. And occasionally, there are disasters. Sixty-five million years ago, an asteroid landed on Earth near the Yucatan Peninsula, creating conditions equivalent
to those of a nuclear war, and the dinosaurs were wiped out. Terrible news for the dinosaurs, but great news
for our mammalian ancestors, who flourished in the niches left empty by the dinosaurs. And we human beings are part
of that creative evolutionary pulse that began 65 million years ago with the landing of an asteroid. Humans appeared about 200,000 years ago. And I believe we count
as a threshold in this great story. Let me explain why. We’ve seen that DNA learns in a sense, it accumulates information. But it is so slow. DNA accumulates information
through random errors, some of which just happen to work. But DNA had actually generated
a faster way of learning: it had produced organisms with brains, and those organisms
can learn in real time. They accumulate information, they learn. The sad thing is, when they die, the information dies with them. Now what makes humans different
is human language. We are blessed with a language,
a system of communication, so powerful and so precise that we can share what we’ve learned
with such precision that it can accumulate
in the collective memory. And that means it can outlast the individuals
who learned that information, and it can accumulate
from generation to generation. And that’s why, as a species,
we’re so creative and so powerful, and that’s why we have a history. We seem to be the only species
in four billion years to have this gift. I call this ability collective learning. It’s what makes us different. We can see it at work
in the earliest stages of human history. We evolved as a species
in the savanna lands of Africa, but then you see humans migrating
into new environments, into desert lands, into jungles, into the Ice Age tundra of Siberia — tough, tough environment — into the Americas, into Australasia. Each migration involved learning — learning new ways of exploiting
the environment, new ways of dealing
with their surroundings. Then 10,000 years ago, exploiting a sudden
change in global climate with the end of the last ice age, humans learned to farm. Farming was an energy bonanza. And exploiting that energy,
human populations multiplied. Human societies got larger,
denser, more interconnected. And then from about 500 years ago, humans began to link up globally through shipping, through trains, through telegraph, through the Internet, until now we seem to form
a single global brain of almost seven billion individuals. And that brain is learning at warp speed. And in the last 200 years,
something else has happened. We’ve stumbled on another energy bonanza in fossil fuels. So fossil fuels and collective
learning together explain the staggering complexity
we see around us. So — Here we are, back at the convention center. We’ve been on a journey,
a return journey, of 13.7 billion years. I hope you agree this is a powerful story. And it’s a story in which humans
play an astonishing and creative role. But it also contains warnings. Collective learning is a very,
very powerful force, and it’s not clear
that we humans are in charge of it. I remember very vividly
as a child growing up in England, living through the Cuban Missile Crisis. For a few days, the entire biosphere seemed to be on the verge of destruction. And the same weapons are still here, and they are still armed. If we avoid that trap,
others are waiting for us. We’re burning fossil fuels at such a rate that we seem to be undermining
the Goldilocks conditions that made it possible
for human civilizations to flourish over the last 10,000 years. So what big history can do is show us the nature
of our complexity and fragility and the dangers that face us, but it can also show us
our power with collective learning. And now, finally — this is what I want. I want my grandson, Daniel, and his friends and his generation, throughout the world, to know the story of big history, and to know it so well that they understand
both the challenges that face us and the opportunities that face us. And that’s why a group of us are building a free, online syllabus in big history for high-school students
throughout the world. We believe that big history will be a vital
intellectual tool for them, as Daniel and his generation face the huge challenges and also the huge opportunities ahead of them at this threshold moment in the history of our beautiful planet. I thank you for your attention. (Applause)

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100 thoughts on “The history of our world in 18 minutes | David Christian

  • August 1, 2019 at 8:42 am
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    God's version of Creation and history makes a lot more sense than this anti-God gibberish.

    Science should be left alone and not hijacked by people trying to claim ownership of science to push their nonsensical agendas. Science is not there for you to try crowbar your baseless argument into something brainwashes people into believing your theories.

    There was once NOTHING and then suddenly, magically, there was SOMETHING and this something created itself and everything else. Let's forget the long-winded story telling that follows. Can you please EXPLAIN and prove this starting bit?

    Are those prescription drugs that you're on???

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  • August 1, 2019 at 2:49 pm
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    these dummies repeat what the elite has told them to learn.. they actualy believe the universe can create complexity. this is the power of money. they can make you believe anything.. even that building 7 collapsed because of fire.. you ppl are dumb

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  • August 1, 2019 at 6:32 pm
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    DNA learns? Please explain coordinated mutations? For pakicetus to morph into the modern whale required 10s of thousands of coordinated and simultaneous mutations.

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  • August 2, 2019 at 1:13 am
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    Now as conscious beings of this universe, is the universe conscious? Since we came from it? So nothing wanting to be something was enough for matter to erupt from nothing???

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  • August 2, 2019 at 3:16 am
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    No complexity was gained or lost. It's merely an exchange of one form for another.

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  • August 3, 2019 at 12:21 am
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    Man and his stupidity. The birth of Jesus, the Christ, was prophesied hundreds of years before been born. Witnesses give testimony of seeing the Lord resurrected. The fine tuned universe and the fixed path of celestial bodies including galaxies, give testimony of a conscious intelligence governing everything. God lives.

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  • August 3, 2019 at 9:40 am
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    The question would be, what make the first explosion to exit?
    What force made it to happen?

    And how big that empty space which existed before the explosion?
    And if the universe is expanding, does the original space where it existed within before the first explosion also expand and stretches to accommodate the expanding universe?!!

    And what behind the space thst contain the universe?
    Is this space unlimited? Or it contained within other bigger space?

    Can this actually be imagined or even mathematically explained?

    Continuous expansion, must have enough space to accommodate this expansion, but logically everything happen within a space, and based on our capacity, we always think and trying to contain the boundaries of this space!

    But yet we will never contain infinity?
    We never did and we will never be able to contain it or have understanding or even imagine how big the universe really is, and what behind universe!

    Simply, regardless how big universe is, based on what we think of universe, but this universe must exist within a much bigger space and the story continues
    That space must be contained within other bigger space!

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  • August 4, 2019 at 9:24 am
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    Within the first second BANG….PRESUMPTION, RADICAL ESTIMATION burst into existence…. and then logic, the scientific method, all the patterns and laws we know of reality, etc. get thrown out by 'scientists' and other people who think this all makes sense and who instead adopt a FAITH in something they can't prove (yet often teach) and that goes against ALL THAT REASON AND THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD IS BUILT ON. And in that first second, HYPOCRISY becomes the foundation of a great deal of 'scientific conclusions'. And in that first second the first joke is born out of a premise that would be rejected because of having more fallacies wrapped into one tiny ball (one might say molecule) than can be listed by ANY professional debater, polemicist, apologist – anyone who studies reason, rhetoric, science, etc. But it's ok! Just move on real quick and distract with a lot of shiny, highly technical language and nobody will notice – just like magicians do. Ofc one could just say "We Don't Know", but that requires humility and uncertainty. And know-it-alls hate that!!

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  • August 5, 2019 at 5:19 am
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    Please change your name you are not a christian

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  • August 5, 2019 at 5:31 am
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    WTF??: The 4000 IDIOTS who DOWNVOTED THIS!!
    What MORON thinks this is stupid, untrue, not amazing, unscientific or… I CANNOT fathom any legitimate reason to dislike this presentation.

    The rip in the sacred, astounding fabric of humanity: We're dragged down by religious, antiscience dumbos and Luddites, apparently 😩😱😱😱

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  • August 5, 2019 at 9:07 am
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    سبحان الله …

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  • August 5, 2019 at 4:26 pm
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    What an imagination!

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  • August 7, 2019 at 5:02 pm
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    Don't worry, China will destroy the whole world.

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  • August 7, 2019 at 10:37 pm
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    I wonder what caused the big bang, like how did nothing all of suddenly create something. And I wonder what the "nothing" was…it's hard to fathom.

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  • August 7, 2019 at 10:44 pm
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    How can you go from nothing to having time? From an explosion? Hmmm…

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  • August 8, 2019 at 5:53 am
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    Bull crap story telling

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  • August 8, 2019 at 8:23 am
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    All of this is theory I don't think we will ever know

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  • August 8, 2019 at 6:20 pm
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    Science like this requires faith, In this religion there is no right or wrong just consensus of the members, with no deity to worship or direct I find it cold and barren.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 2:55 am
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    This guy managed to talk a lot and say almost nothing

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  • August 9, 2019 at 10:30 am
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    4.26 : this Darkness is what your soul moves into, before we pass over to the non physical realm. According to people who have had a near death experience.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 11:59 am
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    Regarding the entropy law, and the pockets of higher complexity (due to the energy flow from low to high entropy meaning exergy consumption) I recommend Joseph Tainter's work on the collapse of complex societies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-Ac61MsZKE#t=29m45s
    Complexity grows as it is a method to cope with problems, more complex structures are more performant than less complex ones. But as there is no free lunch, complexity has to be paid by energy (more precise exergy). Additionally we have to fight the issue of diminishing returns: the low hanging fruits are picked first and the easier options that give more benefits in increasing complexitiy have already been realised.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 2:38 pm
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    Bam = "let there be light."

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  • August 9, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    ALLAH is the Creator

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  • August 9, 2019 at 10:05 pm
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    I wonder if God wonders where he came from.

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  • August 10, 2019 at 4:02 am
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    This is seriously the most scientifically illiterate talk I have ever listened to.

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  • August 10, 2019 at 6:39 am
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    Simmer pile of bullshit. Add dash of global warming. Recipe for this video.

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  • August 10, 2019 at 9:48 am
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    Wanna know what caused the big bang? Beans. lots and lots of beans.

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  • August 10, 2019 at 11:51 am
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    How do we know the structure of the universe in the early years? Not picking an argument I swear I’m just curious

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  • August 10, 2019 at 2:11 pm
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    I think everyone knows we are created beings. Everyone knows that there is moral chaos in this world, considering these past shooting events, wars, sexual abuse, etc. Love exists, no molecules there. Everyone also knows the Name of Jesus is something you need to talk yourself out of, rather than believe. Stop and think people; spirits and souls are do not have molecules. A perfect environment is sinless and there is coming a time when you will be held accountable for your life.

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  • August 11, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Позор безграмотному редактору субтитров Галине Хасановой и тому кто наклацал текст к описанию этого видео!
    Наляпать столько (!) грамматических и пунктуационных ошибок мог только третьеклассник!
    Или откройте доступ для редактирования титров, чтоб более грамотные люди могли исправить ваш позор или относите тексты переводов учителю русского языка старших классов перед их публикацией!

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  • August 11, 2019 at 7:42 am
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    The Big Bang is what you get when you extrapolate the current expanded universe backwards in time without an adequate understanding of the universe's forces and properties. Traditional Big Bang theory does not take into account the (recently discovered) acceleration of the expansion of the universe, and renders embarrassing hiccups like the need for mathematical inventions like dark matter and dark energy to make the equations balance.

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  • August 11, 2019 at 10:31 am
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    In the beginning GOD…

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  • August 12, 2019 at 1:26 am
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    David CHRISTIAN talks about evolution!

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  • August 12, 2019 at 2:16 am
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    What came first? The big or the bang?

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  • August 12, 2019 at 4:01 am
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    It's, in my honest opinion, not about hope or despair, nor optimism, not even pessimism, rather we just have a lot of work to do. A little bit today, some help with a friend tomorrow, pass it on. Lawson di Ransom Canyon

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  • August 12, 2019 at 4:32 am
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    Daw need to forget them laws, speaking of coarse from a concrete pro standpoint about his opening statements !!

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  • August 12, 2019 at 4:58 am
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    You’re-a wizard Harry

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  • August 12, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Ok i will assume everything else but how such a big universe was smaller than atom.
    Ok lets assume a tree grows by small seed but it takes air minerals water from outside.
    Means there was nothing in black is lie.

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  • August 12, 2019 at 11:27 am
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    Why would anyone dislike this video?

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  • August 12, 2019 at 2:25 pm
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    Wow someone beat bill wurtz by about 7 years

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  • August 12, 2019 at 9:45 pm
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    .. Universe is only 12.5 billion years not 13.7 years… we are accelerating faster than once thought….getting younger every day

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  • August 12, 2019 at 10:39 pm
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    Nice fairytale Goldilocks

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  • August 12, 2019 at 10:41 pm
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    And then, and then and then boom DNA 😆

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  • August 13, 2019 at 2:52 am
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    Are we smart enough to survive? That is the question.

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  • August 13, 2019 at 6:39 pm
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    Simply put: That was awesome!

    Thank you for a this informative and enlightening video 🌐

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  • August 14, 2019 at 12:18 am
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    Another way to say the same: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuCn8ux2gbs&t=

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  • August 14, 2019 at 2:41 am
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    #FuckReligion

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  • August 14, 2019 at 3:02 pm
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    Yep! All this by ''coincidence'', no intelligence behind that design, right ? Who was holding the magic wand already that caused a Big Bang, light and energy to emerge? (nothing! said the ''scientist'' of the EDV religion (Empty Dark Void)). How come atoms and all those bigger spheres never stop spinning ? Deep interrogations, but easy to answer! Super Intelligent Consciousness Energy, more obvious than E=MC2. It takes much much more faith not to believe in a Creative Energy and to realize it could be called God.

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  • August 14, 2019 at 8:06 pm
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    In your creation myth, it all happened by magic. Hahaha! Just admit it, you have no earthly idea. It gives you a false sense of security to think you know more than you do, and a false pride gives you to make confident assertions about matters beyond your comprehension. What put it all into motion? https://youtu.be/U9iGWFzMVm4

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  • August 15, 2019 at 6:36 pm
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    The best Ted ever. So well described. Loved it.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 11:01 pm
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    …. and God so loved THE WORLD…

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  • August 16, 2019 at 12:39 am
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    Now the Ted talk that uses religion to explain the beginning of the earth to now.

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  • August 16, 2019 at 7:12 am
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    Sounds like a lot of misplaced theory…

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  • August 16, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    Yup the void is just one big particle collider of bullshit.

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  • August 16, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    Ok sir…
    Were you there??
    We’re did ALL that POWER come from??

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  • August 16, 2019 at 4:41 pm
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    Great talk from the gentleman and what a great idea to show younger generations the big picture!
    I think if children were tought about this they would have good clarity of mind and a good sense of appreciation for life growing up!
    ✌🏻❤🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🎩👌🏻🍻

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  • August 16, 2019 at 7:32 pm
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    We ALL DIDMT BEGIN IN AFRICA! Black ppl did. And stayed there. They didn’t sail. They didn’t build. I believe w many others, that whites and higher developed Asians were form each their own planets. We destroyed them like we are doing here, now. We were at the heights of our individual technology! So we ventured here to Earth 🌍! We made sure to never mix w aboriginals hence we invented prejudice! To in effect scare individuals into not mixing their seed. For better or worse it worked effectively up until about 1500 A.D. now we are all linked through the internet and are spoiling Mother Earth. Through our combined use of Fossil Fuels. Deforestation. Pollution. Along w many other factors. Again looking for another “Earth “ in space so that Elon Musk can lead us there,lol, or someone like him in the not too distant future

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  • August 17, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    Load of tosh.

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  • August 18, 2019 at 2:21 am
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    Needs more views

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  • August 18, 2019 at 10:23 am
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    In the beginning God created the heaven and earth.

    Genesis 1:1

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  • August 18, 2019 at 2:50 pm
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    How about history in one or two sentences. The victor writes the history and history has been rewritten so many times, nothing about known history is true.

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  • August 18, 2019 at 3:47 pm
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    Wast of money and space this guy

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  • August 19, 2019 at 4:04 am
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    Forget the beginning. Big bang is really at the end, when the journey made all sense.

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  • August 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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    How long will you talk bullshit made evolution genius Lol..the earth is 6000 years approx not millions genius..il teach you come to India

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  • August 19, 2019 at 10:06 pm
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    The simple fact is we don't know ziltch about our history. We 've been sold lies!

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  • August 20, 2019 at 11:15 am
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    Ha, Bang! Now you got your universe! That takes faith to believe.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 6:57 pm
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    I bet/hope he and his grandson Daniel are joining the global climate marches and f4f

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  • August 21, 2019 at 5:11 am
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    I'd like to like this, but, dang, a menstrual waste product is a measurement to the dismissal of entropy. Take the right spin and you can win any argument when you amaze the audience with cool beans history. I'm not saying what he's saying is wrong, but he is flawed.

    Solid point and value reasoning. Still, flawed. Yes, we progress and do far better than others species by way of communicating history. No, it is not a right to dictate the outcome. It is a measurement of our ineffectiveness when we don't listen. It's not about changing our technology, it's about changing our ethics.

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  • August 21, 2019 at 8:02 am
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    Even though he skipped critical parts to fully logically explain the beginnings of DNA & life itself (we cannot just asume information wrote itself, did it happen by accident? Or was there a comand ((which is information itself)) for informantion to be written). It's very interesting how from a religious point of view, we are hopeless to our very own achieved power because if we look into ourselfs we have the ability to succeed 100% of the time with tasks, but the way in which we freely think also ensures that we also fail at vital tasks, and thus, need salvation from god (higher ethical values, understanding and power).
    Or from another way to view this, we are to ourselfs become increasingly ethical, gain higher inteligence/understanding and then correctly use this new found power, to stop our own destruction and of our habitat. But this is again put in the balance due to our free thinking system.
    Its like we are beings of unlimited pottential, but the system that enables our pottential, is flawed, and ensures we fail too. If we were capped from the ability to fail (no greed, no killing eachother, no self doubts etc) then in theory we would have much higher pottential and success, if not even infinite, but we would not be fully phycologically free, or in another way, we would not be humans as we are now.
    Jezz this video really got me thinking, anyone else feel free to add more to this… Or perhaps, argue what is written 🙂

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  • August 21, 2019 at 2:49 pm
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    It doesn't make any sense to believe that in the beginning of time there was nothing.
    nothing can come from nothing.
    I believe in the beginning of time the power that is gave a piece of it's self for the sake of life.
    Light comes from light and something comes from something
    So in the beginning there was a division scientists don't know about so they say there was nothing and after nothing a boom of something.
    The something that came like a boom came from something, so there was something and there wasn't absolute nothingness first. The big boom of light came from somewhere and what ever caused it is much greater than the boom it's self and that's where we came from

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  • August 21, 2019 at 6:01 pm
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    Hi you're on a rock floating in space

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  • August 21, 2019 at 10:26 pm
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    The title should be ""The history of our UNIVERSE in 18 minutes | David Christian"". Like if u agree

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  • August 22, 2019 at 8:55 am
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    Incredible!

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  • August 22, 2019 at 9:20 am
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    "Do you realise
    that you have the most beautiful face?
    Do you realise
    we're floating in space?
    Do you realise
    that everyone you know someday will die?
    But instead of saying all of your goodbyes,
    let them know you
    realise that life goes fast
    it's hard to make the good things last
    you realise the sun doesn't go down,
    it's just an illusion caused by the world spinning 'round"

    -The Flaming Lips, circa 2002 (yr?) A. D.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 6:01 pm
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    AP world anyone?

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  • August 23, 2019 at 1:26 am
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    Extraordinary way of building up to a very good point. I hope we can find ourselves continually perpetuating in such a volatile time.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 4:59 pm
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    We'll just ignore the unscientific impossibility of nothing suddenly becoming something.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 5:28 pm
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    So… there was nothing then…. Bang…Yada Yada… then welcome home humans. Thinking I'd like to see what's behind door # 2.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 10:41 pm
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    Great history lesson

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  • August 24, 2019 at 1:08 am
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    *This is the scientific community's presentation of the Universe and Earth's version of the "Wizard of Oz" and "Alice in Wonderland," a fictional bedtime story for IMPRESSIONABLE children and NAIVE adults. Their cosmic story of how the Oceans and Seas got here is enough to make you wonder why these CHARLATANS haven't already been ARRESTED and IMPRISONED for educational malpractice and fraud.*

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  • August 24, 2019 at 5:22 am
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    the most informative ted talk i've seen

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  • August 24, 2019 at 12:14 pm
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    The very fact you are here reading this comment. The odds of this happening from "the big boom!" Is simply mathematically, fundamentally and logically impossible. This story is to support the bullshit we are told to believe in. Do your own research…. dont be told!

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  • August 24, 2019 at 3:32 pm
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    First there was nothing.. Then there is everything. Hmm. Thank you Lord!!

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  • August 24, 2019 at 8:19 pm
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    Yea right🙄..who or what creeat first energie?

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  • August 25, 2019 at 12:39 am
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    That black out bit was actually great

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  • August 25, 2019 at 12:49 am
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    If we are all "chemicals" and were created by accident, why is it wrong to kill one another, rub one another or lie etc?

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  • August 25, 2019 at 2:03 am
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    Sorry but I don't believe in fairy tales for adults anymore.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 11:23 am
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    He was starting off with "In the beginning there was nothing"…really?…Nothing? ….Nothing does not exist, if there is nothing there is nothing so please tell me how anything can come from nothing! … unless my understanding of "NOTHING" is wrong… like asking my wife whats wrong? …nothing! So if nothing is the void of any existence or presence of things how can anything come into existence?

    Secondly
    Story sounds very familiar …In the beginning there was nothing,… Stars,…Water,….Land,….Life,….Humans… Did I miss something here?

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  • August 26, 2019 at 3:01 pm
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    Title: History of world in 18mins

    Me: Watches at 2x speed

    THUG LIFE :^)

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  • August 27, 2019 at 10:19 am
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    Then suddenly BAMB !!!. Unfortunately he failed to elaborate.

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  • August 27, 2019 at 4:02 pm
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    Lie 🤥 lie

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  • August 27, 2019 at 4:02 pm
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    Lie 🤥 lie

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  • August 28, 2019 at 12:31 am
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    This speech is trash

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  • August 28, 2019 at 5:25 am
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    Ed said wow Crump said wow Gary said Dam it I ain't gonna hit it !!!

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  • August 28, 2019 at 6:50 pm
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    What tells them that thats the way it happend? For example how all planets have round form?

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  • August 29, 2019 at 2:21 am
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    the biosphere made me do it

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  • August 29, 2019 at 4:30 am
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    You know nothing about the universe we haven't even been able to go outside of our own galaxy so to me this proves nothing.

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  • August 29, 2019 at 4:31 pm
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    So…. what do I tell my pastor now?

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  • August 30, 2019 at 4:12 am
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    “Supposing there was no intelligence behind the universe, no creative mind. In that case, nobody designed my brain for the purpose of thinking. It is merely that when the atoms inside my skull happen, for physical or chemical reasons, to arrange themselves in a certain way, this gives me, as a by-product, the sensation I call thought. But, if so, how can I trust my own thinking to be true? It's like upsetting a milk jug and hoping that the way it splashes itself will give you a map of London. But if I can't trust my own thinking, of course I can't trust the arguments leading to Atheism, and therefore have no reason to be an Atheist, or anything else. Unless I believe in God, I cannot believe in thought: so I can never use thought to disbelieve in God.”

    ― c s lewis

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  • August 30, 2019 at 7:07 am
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    Humans appeared 65 million years ago dressed for a date. Amazing . Since then its been all down hill.

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