Inigima, We should never have started to catagorically treat any group as "pariahs". We should judge each individual on their actions. However, it is a fact of human existence that humans like to catagorize and as a result we tend to do that.
Stubby, If you get into Solipsim or debates about perception and Epistomology what consituties a "real world fact" can absolutely be debated. Everything you and I believe and debate about rests upon some unprovable assumptions because I cannot percieve what you percieve and you cannot percieve what I percieve. It'a actually a wee bit amazing anyone agrees on anything if you drill down to basic assumptions.
Daemerion, Actually, your question about abiogenesis is an interesting one, in my opinion. We haven't replicated abiogenesis in the lab and we don't know if life on Earth is the product of multipule episodes of abiogenesis or not. If it is could something nasty and dangerous arise tomorrow that could outcompete all life currently inhabiting our planet? If so could it be a non-DNA based life form. Heck, viruses are RNA based life forms could they have arisen from a seperate episode of abiogenesis? One thing I'm very curious about is if there will be deep philosophical and scientific implications if it is discovered that exo-biology is also DNA based rather than using some other method of encoding to pass biological and genetic information. I can't wait to find some exo-biological life so we can check. I say all this as a churchgoing Orthodox Christian. :)
We've seen speciation... haven't we? Daemrion, We will never have a full fossil record. Demanding it is pointless. Build up enough small changes and speciation occurs. Why else do humans and other mammals have genetics in common with non-mammals?
The Fallen, Read about the Salafi's and Wahabi's, in particular the Wahabi alliance with the house of Saud. Here's an article about the Saudi/Wahabi alliance: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5717157 From the article:
The house of Saud has adopted and fostered Wahabism for close to a century. Without Saudi money and backing I suspect Wahabism would still be a backwater and barely heard of philosophy in Islam.
Karradin, A child is dependent upon their parents for virtually everything. An adult is not as such physical coercion is much more difficult for parents as toman adult child. This does not mean an adult cannot have pressure put on them by family and friends however the level of physical coersion that is possible is lower for an adult than a child, in my opinion.
I didn't know this was even in the works: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concussion_(2015_film) It highlights NFL efforts to suppress the information that has come to light about the concussion problem in the NFL.