controversy

intelligent design versus darwinian evolution

[ note: more here ]

earth eons eras and periods
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Earth eons, era's and periods
earth time scale 1
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Earth time scale (whole)
  • Cambrian 'explosion': 541 million years ago: an event in the Cambrian period when most major animal phyla appeared in the fossil record. It lasted for about 20–25 million years. “Before the Cambrian explosion, most organisms were simple, composed of individual cells occasionally organized into colonies.” See also: this diagram
  • Permian–Triassic extinction event: “colloquially known as the Great Dying, the End-Permian Extinction or the Great Permian Extinction, occurred about 252 million years ago, forming the boundary between the Permian and Triassic geologic periods, as well as between the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras. It is the Earth's most severe known extinction event, with up to 96% of all marine species and 70% of terrestrial vertebrate species becoming extinct.
  • Paleogene (with its beginning the Paleocene): 66 Mya - 23 Mya: “The Paleogene is most notable for being the time during which mammals diversified from relatively small, simple forms into a large group of diverse animals …
  • video: “The Fossil Record”, Mike Riddle 1 (52min.)
    • Coelacanth (fish)
      • Older bird specie found?: Protavis, 1: “The original describer of Protoavis texensis, Sankar Chatterjee of Texas Tech University, interpreted the type specimen to have come from a single animal, specifically a 35 cm tall bird that lived in what is now Texas, USA, around 210 million years ago. Though it existed far earlier than Archaeopteryx, its skeletal structure is allegedly more bird-like.

fake moonlanding?

  • Apollo pre-flight conference” (4min.) (eg. 2:25)
  • A total of twelve men have landed on the Moon. This was accomplished with two US pilot-astronauts flying a Lunar Module on each of six NASA missions across a 41-month period starting on 20 July 1969 UTC, with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on Apollo 11, and ending on 14 December 1972 UTC with Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt on Apollo 17. Cernan was the last to step off the lunar surface. All Apollo lunar missions had a third crew member who remained on board the Command Module. The last three missions had a rover for increased mobility. ” - *
  • The Soviet crewed lunar programs were a series of unsuccessful programs pursued by the Soviet Union to land a man on the Moon, in competition with the United States Apollo program (…) The Soviet government publicly denied participating in such a competition, but secretly pursued two programs in the 1960s (…) Details of both Soviet programs were kept secret until 1990” - *
  • Apollo mission media:
  • Other space projects:
  • Question:
    • Can you find any high-quality, real photos of planet Earth as a whole? (not low-earth orbit)

consciousness out of the body

  • intro (7:20 - 11:30)
    • BDE = Bijna-Dood ervaring
    • NDE = Near-Death Experience
  • beste argumenten:
    1. Soms zijn er operatie-kamer en eigen lichaam observaties door de patient en artsen tijdens de hersendood fase.
    2. Vrijwel alle BDE'ers ervaren een intense, positieve, blijvende persoonlijkheids-verandering ( niet meer bang voor de dood, ander levens inzicht (belang van liefde), verhoogde gevoeligheid)
    3. BDE'ers rapporteren meestal dezelfde spirituele ervaringen tijdens de hersendood fase.

Overige info:

climate-change man-made?

other ideas for topics

  • Ancient India in human history ( genetics, spirituality, technology, …)
  • holographic universe (Michael Talbot)
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