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 Forum: Questions & Answers   Topic: Help understanding TUB's view of evolution

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:19 am +0000 

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Perhaps the simplest and easiest explanation is that when the life carriers initiate life, as they did here one billion years ago, the DNA of the single celled organisms contained the potential of all life from simple plantlife to dinosaurs and humans; these potential life forms are keyed to enviro...

 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: Urantia Book and other channeled works

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:45 am +0000 

Replies: 70
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I think it's instructive to look at what Dr. Sadler himself had to say about the phenomena: In the interests of scientific accuracy on the one hand, and of strict fairness on the other, it becomes necessary to explain that there are one or two exceptions to the general statement that all cases of ps...

 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: Urantia Book and other channeled works

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:58 am +0000 

Replies: 70
Views: 41465


Personally, it is my contention and the conclusion of all empirical evidence known to me that channeling does not and has never factually occurred anywhere at any time by any mortal. There certainly are many who claim such power to themselves and many of those have been published and found an eager...

 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: Urantia Book and other channeled works

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:06 am +0000 

Replies: 70
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lwatkins wrote:
Channeling was not the process by which the Urantia revelation was received.


Were you responding to my post? If so...I don't quite get your point. If not, sorry, my mistake.

 Forum: Spiritual Experiences   Topic: Laying my cards on the table

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:27 am +0000 

Replies: 7
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If you are interested in reading some careful philosophical thinking based (in part) on the teachings of the Urantia Book, I recommend http://www.amazon.com/Why-This-Universe-Cosmology-Consciousness-ebook/dp/B00KPI2N5W, by Matthew Rapaport.

 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: Urantia Book and other channeled works

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:18 am +0000 

Replies: 70
Views: 41465


OP I see what you are asking, Here are the facts: (tl;dr at the end) 1) Prior to the formation of any of the text of The Urantia Book, the sleeping subject was discovered sleeptalking deep and compelling religio-philosophical insights. 2) The sleeping subject had no memory of anything he talked abo...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: Michael of Bible and Michael of Nebadon: Are they the Same?

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:26 am +0000 

Replies: 12
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Doug Batchelor, a leading Seventh-Day Adventist writer and speaker, thinks that Jesus and the archangel Michael are one and the same. He does not, however, think that the archangel Michael is/was an angel! Rather, he argues that the term "archangel" simply means leader or commander of ange...

 Forum: General Urantia Book Discussion   Topic: New discovery cofirms UB statements

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:20 am +0000 

Replies: 14
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What are the chances that in 1935, authors would have 'guessed" correctly when the beginnings of life began to appear on our planet, only to be confirmed by scientists 80 years later. This discovery is about "the earliest known evidence of procreation in a complex organism . Many scientis...

 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: Age of life on Urantia

 Post subject: Re: Age of life on Urantia
Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:07 pm +0000 

Replies: 96
Views: 63263


I made that statement in response to your claim here: there is simply no doubt that life on this planet is older than 550 million years. which appears to me was either a knee-jerk reaction or a specious attempt to twist an argument regardless of the facts. perhaps you had another reason...no matter...

 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: Age of life on Urantia

 Post subject: Re: Age of life on Urantia
Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:21 am +0000 

Replies: 96
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I understand this is the Skeptic's Corner so in no way am I saying that you necessarily have to see it like this, but what I am saying is that if one accepts the FER as genuine, then logical consistency demands that one accepts such historical facts presented as valid. Well said, and I agree. Accep...

 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: Age of life on Urantia

 Post subject: Re: Age of life on Urantia
Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:50 am +0000 

Replies: 96
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Indeed, I agree that warping the definition of life is not the answer. If you consider yourself a genuine believer in the authenticity and authority of the FER, then you know the historical facts presented within will stand the test of time. Thus reconciliation between TUB and current geologic and ...

 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: Age of life on Urantia

 Post subject: Re: Age of life on Urantia
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:44 am +0000 

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i considered posting this a few weeks ago...but just fyi recent and better science has pushed that forward a half a billion years....chip, chip, chippin' away :wink: Well, that discovery doesn't really change anything. Eukaryotes are still much older than 550 million years. Moreover, as you pointed...

 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: Age of life on Urantia

 Post subject: Re: Age of life on Urantia
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:44 pm +0000 

Replies: 96
Views: 63263


I am of the opinion that life, as it may be characterized by the Urantia Book, is much more complex than what our scientists regard as life. About 550 Million years ago, the Cambrian Explosion of diversity in life occurred. Before this point most "cells" were prokaryotic, and as I underst...

 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: Age of life on Urantia

 Post subject: Re: Age of life on Urantia
Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 12:07 pm +0000 

Replies: 96
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See "58:1.1 600,000,000 years ago the commission of Life Carriers sent out from Jerusem arrived on Urantia and began the study of physical conditions preparatory to launching life on world number 606 of the Satania system." The LCs made a prior visit to study conditions on Urantia. The act...

 Forum: The Skeptics Corner   Topic: A question for skeptics

 Post subject: Re: A question for skeptics
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:15 am +0000 

Replies: 31
Views: 24305


Don't forget that according to Dr. Sadler, a handwriting expert was brought in to confirm that the handwriting wasn't that of the sleeping subject. That story might just be a white lie in order to protect the identity of the sleeping subject. I honestly wouldn't fault Dr. Sadler for telling it, esp...
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