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My wife came home upset because a good friend of her said she doesn't understand how we could raise our daughter without god in our heart. The amount of ignorance we found in this world is just frustrating. Can't they understand we can make good things without religion? Can't they at least respect an atheist and his way of life? Sometimes I feel it sucks to be stuck in such a primitive era of this civilization.
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Good friends don't come out with crap like that.
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I was discussing at another site on the theory of evolution and I wrote the text below. I found it interesting to post here to receive feedback to improve it, and also assist other people in similar discussions. 
Here it is:

Evolution is a fact, and there is a theory to explain it. If someone doesn't agree with the theory of evolution he should show some other better theory for this fact, or at least show some evidence that contradict the theory. Denying evolution itself is ignorance, it's just like denying gravity. There is a theory for gravity, you may don't like it, or don't understand it, but can you deny gravity? 

So how evolution is a fact? Let's first read a definition of "fact":
"A fact is a hypothesis that is so firmly supported by evidence that we assume it is true, and act as if it were true."
That seems right. At least it's way better than definitons like "a fact is a fact". 

Ok, and how about looking into some evidences of evolution?
1. The genetic of the current living beings: humans have 96% of genes in common with chimpanzees, about 90% of genes in common with cats, 80% with cows, 75% with mice. All life on earth shares some basic aspects through the DNA. This is an strong evidence of a common ancestor, but this one alone could not be enough to sustain the theory. So, let's keep going.
2. Fossils: there are not human bones dating from longer than 6 million years ago. Dinosaur bones dates from more than 60 million years. In the middle we have a huge variety of species "appearing" and "disappearing" with small changes along the centuries. Can you guess why the fossils analysis suggest evolution? Well, what would be the other explanation, a super-ghost manually interacting with life on earth to create new species century by century?
3. Current evolution. A butterfly had evolved in front of our eyes: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypolimnas_bolina#Recent_evolutionary_changes. And there are other examples, including evolution tested in a controlled environment: http://myxo.css.msu.edu/ecoli/index.html

People may try to deny the science used to reach those evidences, like: "DNA do not exist", or you "guys can't read correctly the age of this bone". Interesting how those people don't try to study about that. Imagine if you could show to everyone DNA is a lie. You would be awarded with a Nobel Prize. Or if you could prove the methods for dating fossils are wrong, you would gain a lot of respect and probably money. It's also funny how people who deny this science make use of microwave ovens, GPS, go to doctors and take drugs, and so on. How much science there are behind our daily lives? How convenient it is to only accept the science that does not contradict your holy book?

Another important thing to understand in this debate about "god Vs evolution" is to take a look at the motivation of each side. Religious people were told to believe (by people they respect a lot - like parents) in some sort of things. When someone claims that these things are wrong, it may look like they wasted a good portion of their lives in a dumb fantasy, and the people they respect a lot are in fact wrong. This creates a resistence that can block logical arguments and evidence analisys. Science on the other hand just seeks for the truth. Science do not have special protection for some particular theory, it is always open to new input and self-correction. But you have to come with some observable evidence, and some logical argument, not just "it's written in a holy book".
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Fica difícil criticar extremismo religioso enquanto ainda se protege a religião. É como dizer: "Amigo, não seja besta, se você explodir como homem-bomba não irá para o céu com 72 virgens, isso é ridículo... na verdade você deve venerar outro deus, cujo filho veio pra terra, nasceu de uma virgem, foi morto e ressuscitou, o que faz todo sentido, porque está escrito em UM livro".
Poderíamos ser mais maduros e parar com essa palhaçada de uma vez, quem tem um pouco de cultura já tem condições de se desapegar de sua religião, pra aos poucos conseguirmos ter estados laicos de fato, com liberdade científica e com pressão para que países mais atrasados sejam trazidos pra uma nova era de conhecimento da realidade. "Amigo, não seja besta, não acredite em fantasmas".
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NASA’s Orion spacecraft launched successfully atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket Dec. 5 at 7:05 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Orion’s Exploration Flight Test-1, is the first flight test for NASA’s new deep space capsule and is a critical step on NASA's journey to Mars. The 4.5 hour flight is scheduled to conclude with the splashdown of Orion in the Pacific Ocean.

Watch live coverage now: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv
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Recriação perfeita
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Fim das eleições, e esperamos agora que as pessoas voltem aos poucos a respeitar seus amigos e colegas, em geral pessoas muito mais decentes e dignas do que as duas figuras desprezíveis que disputaram essas eleições.
Tem gente que diz que esse clima de final da campeonato é sinal de que o brasileiro está mais politizado, mas na verdade eu penso que brasileiro é simplesmente fanático, do tipo que toma um partido por questões circunstanciais e se faz de cego para tudo de ruim daquilo que ele está defendendo. Isso não é ser politizado.
Pode existir algum candidato menos pior do que outro? Pode. A alternância de poder poderia trazer alguns benefícios ao país? Provavelmente. Assim respeito aqueles que votaram em alguma das opções, ainda que em geral falte respeito para com aqueles que optam por se abster. Agora, a diferença entre as duas opções justifica criar desentendimento com as pessoas que o cercam? Absolutamente não.
As pessoas brigam por candidatos como se eles fossem deus e o diabo, mas passados alguns anos estes estão um ao lado do outro. A política é um grande circo, e o palhaço somos nós, que ficamos dando com a torta nas caras uns dos outros.
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Um exemplo de coleguismo entre religiões em prol da falta de bom senso. Muitos acham errado o que consideram "falta de respeito" com a religião, mas a questão não é essa, a questão é: "essa falta de respeito dá permissão para uma vingança com as próprias mãos com uso de violência?". Parece que o "bondoso" papa entende que sim.
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Então dizer que "juiz não é deus" é um desacato. Prova de que eles se acham realmente deuses. Esses caras são uma das maiores vergonhas desse país... e olha que a concorrência é bem forte.

http://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/fausto-macedo/agente-que-parou-juiz-em-blitz-da-lei-seca-e-condenada-a-indeniza-lo-em-r-5-mil/
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Agente que parou juiz em blitz da Lei Seca é condenada a indenizá-lo em R$ 5 mil
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O que é issoooooooo????????
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