The Earth about 4.54 billion years old to Humans about 200,000 years ago.

While the earth is about 4.54 billion years old and the first life dates to at least 3.5 billion years ago, the first primates did not appear until around 50-55 million years ago. But by 50 million years ago, dinosaurs were extinct from the Earth. Continental fragments collided, pushing up mountain ranges still existing today. The collision of Africa into Europe gave rise to the Alps in Europe, and the collision of India into Asia formed the Himalaya. Birds and mammals began to expand in number and diversity. Genetic studies show that primates diverged from other mammals about 85 million years ago, in the Late Cretaceous period, and the earliest fossils appear in the Paleocene, around 55 million years ago. Within the Hominoidea (apes) superfamily, the Hominidae family diverged from the Hylobatidae (gibbon) family some 15–20 million years ago; African great apes (subfamily Homininae) diverged from orangutans (Ponginae) about 14 million years ago; the Hominini tribe (humans, Australopithecines and other extinct biped genera, and chimpanzee) parted from the Gorillini tribe (gorillas) between 9 million years ago and 8 million years ago; and, in turn, the subtribes Hominina (humans and biped ancestors) and Panina (chimps) separated about 7.5 million years ago to 5.6 million years ago and humans are around 200,000 years ago.   https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/continental-drift/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_evolution...

Is religion a mental illness?

Is religion a mental illness?   To me, there can be some people with Religious mental health issues especially Religion addiction.   Here is my blog “Losing My Religion and MY Faith Addiction” http://damienmarieathope.com/2015/09/losing-my-religion-and-my-faith-addiction/   The other major religious mental health issue that is common to me is Induced/Shared Delusional Disorder.   Here is my blog “Extreme Religious Faith & Induced/Shared Delusional Disorder” http://damienmarieathope.com/2017/01/extreme-religious-faith-inducedshared-delusional-disorder/   And another is Religious OCD Subtype.   Here is my blog “Religious OCD Subtype?” http://damienmarieathope.com/2017/07/religious-ocd-subtype/   Here is my blog “Religion, Violent extremists & Mental Health Therapy” http://damienmarieathope.com/2017/06/religion-violent-extremists-mental-health-therapy/   Here is my blog “Addressing Destructive Cults?”...

Leviticus justice?

Leviticus justice?   I think not…..   Often the verse, “man has sexual relations with a man They are to be put to death.” ( Leviticus 20:13) a law we shod follow? Well if you are going to you must follow the others right?   Leviticus 20: 9 “‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.”   Leviticus 20: 10 “‘who commits adultery is to be put to death.”   Leviticus 20: 12 “‘If a man has sexual relations with his daughter-in-law, both of them are to be put to death.   Leviticus 20: 14 “‘If a man marries both a woman and her mother, Both he and they must be burned in the fire.   Leviticus 20: 18 “‘If a man has sexual relations with a woman during her monthly period, he has exposed the source of her flow. Both of them are to be cut off from their people.”   Leviticus 20: 20 “‘If a man has sexual relations with his aunt, they will die childless.” -Crazy to think god stops incestual childbirths. But how, when 5% of births are the result of incest USA?… such a joke. Lol   Leviticus 20: 21 “‘If a man marries his brother’s wife, They will be childless. -Another lie about limiting childbirth.   But “‘If a man marries his sister, They are to be publicly removed from their people. Leviticus 20:...

Infectious Ideas: An Epidemiological Approach to Religion

Infectious Ideas: An Epidemiological Approach to Religion   by Bennett Gordon   Social scientists find it helpful to think of ideas and religions spreading like infectious diseases. Phrases like “going viral” and “tipping points” are often used to describe the spread of memes. Though many religious adherents are loath to admit it, Sam Kean writes for Search Magazine that “genes, germs, and memes of religious ideas all seem to spread through societies in the same way.”   One social scientist takes the idea a step further, saying that real diseases (the kind spread by microbes) help explain the spread of religions. Corey Fincher points out that diseases are more common in places near the equator, and there’s a vast disparity of religions in those regions, too. Up north, in places like Norway, both diseases and religious diversity are less common. Fincher believes that this is not a fluke. People tend to isolate themselves from others to stay away from diseases, and isolation breeds new ideas, so a greater number of diseases would lead to a wider variety of religions.   Even with plenty of research, most people wouldn’t cite disease as the reason for their religious beliefs. But as Harvey Whitehouse, an Oxford University anthropologist points out, “It’s not that what people say is wrong, it’s that it’s often a poor guide to people’s implicit beliefs.  ...

Axiology is both a philosophy and a science of value.

Axiology is both a philosophy and a science of value. Value is how you make an assessment of what is good, invaluable, worth, helpful or moral and what is bad, unvalued unworthy, harmful, or immoral.   Axiology can be thought of being an alternate title: theory of value.   Axiology, (from Greek axios, “worthy”; logos, “science”), also called the philosophical study of goodness, or value, in the widest sense of these terms.   Its significance lies (1) in the considerable expansion that it has given to the meaning of the term value and (2) in the unification that it has provided for the study of a variety of questions—economic, moral, aesthetic, and even logical—that had often been considered in relative isolation.   The term “value” originally meant the worth of something, chiefly in the economic sense of exchange value, as in the work of the 18th-century political economist Adam Smith. A broad extension of the meaning of value to wider areas of philosophical interest occurred during the 19th century under the influence of a variety of thinkers and schools.   Because “fact” symbolizes objectivity and “value” suggests subjectivity, the relationship of value to a fact is of fundamental importance in developing any theory of the objectivity of value and of value judgments. Whereas such descriptive sciences as sociology, psychology, anthropology, etc. all attempt to give a factual description of what is actually valued, as well as causal explanations of similarities and differences between the valuations, it remains the philosopher’s task to ask about their objective...

List of Creation Myths?

Here is a list of creation myths, as neither the bible’s or quran’s god as preposed creation myths are not special at all:   Creation from chaos creation myths: *Cheonjiwang Bonpuri (a Korean creation myth) *Enûma Eliš (Babylonian creation myth) *Greek cosmogonical myth *Jamshid *Kumulipo *Leviathan (Book of Job 38-41 creation myth) *Mandé creation myth *Pangu *Raven in Creation *Serer creation myth *Sumerian creation myth *Tungusic creation myth *Unkulunkulu *Väinämöinen *Viracocha   Earth diver creation myths: *Ainu creation myth *Cherokee creation myth *Väinämöinen *Yoruba creation myth *Emergence[edit] *Hopi creation myth *Maya creation of the world myth *Diné Bahaneʼ (Navajo) *Zuni creation myth   Ex nihilo (out of nothing) creation myths: *Debate between sheep and grain *Barton cylinder *Ancient Egyptian creation myths *Genesis creation myth (Christianity, Islam and Judaism) *Kabezya-Mpungu *Māori myths *Mbombo *Ngai *Popol Vuh   World Parent creation myths: *Coatlicue *Enûma Eliš *Greek cosmogonical myth *Heliopolis creation myth *Hiranyagarbha creation myth *Kumulipo *Rangi and Papa *Völuspá Ref...