The Evolution of Genesis


On 2013/04/11, I gave a lecture to the Secular Student Alliance of UNT Denton. It focused on certain details in Biblical fables and how they were apparently inspired by similar elements in previous polytheism.

Forgive the camera angle. There was nowhere else to set the camera in that crowded classroom, and I used what may have been the only available outlet in the room.

Comments

  1. says

    Another excellent video Aron!

    your famous youtube series was my first introduction to ou works, and they are enthralling.
    I just watched the evolution of genesis and enjoyed it quite well.

    I wantred to inquire about where you found the slide about quality showing the sinking shipnad the quote “noone’s gonna care about your excuses “.

    I’ve recently gained employment as a professional software engineer and just this week we were rethinking how we ensure quality in our products. It would look great hanging in our work area, as theusers idea of quality and the developers are often different.

    I hope you make it to st. louis some time, I’d love to hear ou speak in person.

    • Anonymous Atheist says

      I’m not sure where he got that particular sinking ship image (not in the above Genesis video, if anyone else is wondering), but I’d guess it’s probably not of an ideal resolution for poster printing anyway… you could easily add your own caption to any high-resolution sinking ship image instead – there are some great ones out there, such as this, this, or this. There are a number of websites that can add the motivational-poster-style captions for you (just search for something like ‘make motivational poster’), some of which even have an option to purchase a professionally-printed version of your resulting captioned image.

  2. hoary puccoon says

    I love stuff (history? prehisory? mythology?) like this. It seems to me so much more convincing than saying “the bible is all just a myth.”

    But, FYI, Ussher was 16th-17th century, not 18th.

  3. Margaret says

    I loved the idea of people imagining bringing their clay statues to life being the source of many creation myths. Genesis as a primitive version of Toy Story made me laugh.

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