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July, 2011  // Posts published in July, 2011

18 Jul Posted by in Eps/Transcripts | Comments

Episode 14: Micro and Macroevolution

Episode 14: Micro and Macroevolution

Discovering Religion: Episode 14 – Micro and Macroevolution When God gave man dominion over all the animals in Genesis Chapter 1 verse 26, he failed to mention the smallest forms of life actually have dominion over us. During early human history disease and pestilence were commonly been attributed to a supernatural source. In fact, the […]

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18 Jul Posted by in Eps/Transcripts | 1 comment

Episode 13: Predictive Power of Evolution

Episode 13: Predictive Power of Evolution

Discovering Religion: Episode 13 – Predictive Power of Evolution Time and time again, the theory of evolution is able to make very specific and accurate predictions about the staggering diversity of life. No other scientific discipline can provide such a cohesive view of the world by answering such a wide variety of questions, ranging anywhere […]

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18 Jul Posted by in Eps/Transcripts | Comments

Episode 12: Arrival of Man

Episode 12: Arrival of Man

Discovering Religion: Episode 12 – Arrival of Man One hundred and thousand years ago the great ice age began to thaw and water returned to Africa. The recession of the glaciers in Europe allowed access to the European continent that had not existed in many thousands of years. Finally animals were able to once again  […]

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18 Jul Posted by in Eps/Transcripts | 6 comments

Episode 11: Human Origin

Episode 11: Human Origin

Discovering Religion: Episode 11 – Human Origin The journey of human evolution began in Africa some 8 million years ago, which at the time was covered with forests from edge to edge. The primates that inhabited these lands lived in the trees, as Africa was continent-wide jungle. However, a great climate change began to take […]

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18 Jul Posted by in Eps/Transcripts | Comments

Episode 10: Neanderthal

Episode 10: Neanderthal

Discovering Religion: Episode 10 – Neanderthal Ever since our childhood we have been introduced to the concept the caveman. Our imaginations were swept away by cartoons like the Flintstones that romanticized what life might have been like back in the days of the Stone Age. Even recent advertisements for Geico Insurance have jokingly brought the […]

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18 Jul Posted by in Eps/Transcripts | 1 comment

Episode 09: Vestigial Organs (Part 2)

Episode 09: Vestigial Organs (Part 2)

Discovering Religion: Episode 9 – Vestigial Organs (2 of 2) The appendix is one of the most commonly perceived vestigial organs found within the human body. In plant-eating animals the appendix often makes up the majority of the intestine, where large amounts of cellulose are broken down by bacteria. Humans are unable to digest cellulose […]

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18 Jul Posted by in Eps/Transcripts | Comments

Episode 09: Vestigial Organs (Part 1)

Episode 09: Vestigial Organs (Part 1)

Discovering Religion: Episode 9 – Vestigial Organs (1 of 2) Not only do we find multitudes of transitional species all throughout the fossil record, we also find within currently living animals a great variety of evidence displaying ongoing transitional processes. For example: homologous structures, vestigial organs, and even tucked away within the genetic code. A […]

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18 Jul Posted by in Eps/Transcripts | 1 comment

Episode 08: Archaeopteryx

Episode 08: Archaeopteryx

Discovering Religion: Episode 8 – Archaeopteryx Another important evolutionary milestone was the transition of therapod dinosaurs into feathered birds. In 1861 the first complete specimen of Archaeopteryx was announced, only two years after Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species. And over the following years, nine more fossils of Archaeopteryx have surfaced. Darwin was […]

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Episode 07: Transitional Species

Episode 07: Transitional Species

Discovering Religion: Episode 7 – Transitional Species Darwin predicted that if his theory of natural selection is correct, we should find fossils of animals in so called “transitional forms” that link primitive species to more modern, evolved ones. However, the concept of a transitional species appears to be a common source of confusions for many […]

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18 Jul Posted by in Eps/Transcripts | Comments

Episode 06: The Theory of Evolution

Episode 06: The Theory of Evolution

Discovering Religion: Episode 6 – The Theory of Evolution Now that we have a firm gasp on how science regards facts and theories, lets explore the Theory of Evolution. You may remember teen heartthrob Kirk Cameron as Mike Seaver on the 80s sitcom “Growing Pains”. However, these days Kirk is a Evangelical Christian that speaks […]

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