Argument from Ignorance
Dec30

Argument from Ignorance

 With each and every individual, is born an instinctual curiosity, urging him to ask existential questions and dig in all the possible directions trying to answer them, most of the times in vain.   Taught at philosophy classes in colleges and schools, encountered in all kinds of forums and discussion groups, the Cosmological Argument gains a high reputation among the arguments involving God(s) and Religions, simply because it is – for...

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CLAFA: An Objective Analysis of a Growing Lebanese Subculture

  Freethought Lebanon (www.freethoughtlebanon.net) is an initiative launched on December 26th 2011 by CLAFA; (The Coalition of Lebanese Atheists Freethinkers and Agnostics); a project which was born on Dec. 26th, 2007, aiming to unite all Lebanese intellectuals and freethinkers under one and only one motto “freedom of thought”. Their logo, a cedar as nucleus of an atom symbolizes the geographical disposition they seek to operate...

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MUTAAION
Dec28

MUTAAION

Five years of heavy meticulous biology courses, and it all boils down to one single idea: DNA -> RNA -> Protein This is known as the central dogma of Biology. Really, that’s all there is to it. Every single life-form on Earth follows this universal norm (except for retroviruses- these are the viruses that have an RNA rather than a DNA genome and so they go the other way around, hence the “retro” prefix. That group includes the...

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Just Another Species of Big Mammal
Dec26

Just Another Species of Big Mammal

“It’s obvious that humans are unlike all animals. It is also obvious that we are a species of big mammal down to the minutest detail[…]That contradiction is the most fascinating feature of the human species.” – Jared Diamond   The genetic distance separating us from chimps is roughly 1.7%. Let me put this in another way for you to appreciate the significance of that figure. The genetic difference separating humans from...

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