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Author Topic:   How creationism explains babies with tails
Coragyps
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Message 36 of 59 (598930)
01-03-2011 9:31 PM
Reply to: Message 35 by ApostateAbe
01-03-2011 6:50 PM


That really is pretty interesting, Abe. I'm not a biologist, but I have read Nature pretty faithfully for a long time now, and "programmed cell death" has only really been a Big Deal for maybe a decade. But these guys were describing it in '78.

Now of course, the fundy reply to your post is, "See! Death entered the world at the Fall!"

Though I'm not sure that fundies want Adam, Eve, or God to have tails.....


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Coragyps
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Message 38 of 59 (599265)
01-06-2011 7:21 AM
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01-06-2011 2:53 AM


Re: How Creationism Explains Human Tails (It Doesn't)
Find a creationist biologist....

Ah, Aaron, I think you have identified the problem! That subspecies of biologist seems particularly rare. And there is a reason for that rarity: it has to do with belief in myth colliding with reality.


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Message 43 of 59 (599343)
01-06-2011 4:02 PM
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01-06-2011 3:54 PM


Re: How Creationism Explains Human Tails (It Doesn't)
We don't see human embryos start to grow a beak and then reabsorb it. We don't see fish embryos grow fur and then reabsorb the fur prior to developing into an adult. What we do see is the emergence of ancestral features that fall into evolutionary lineages.

Like baleen whale embryos growing tooth buds, and then resorbing them and growing baleen instead.

Like human, gorilla, and chimp embryos growing accessory olfactory bulbs in their brains, and vomeronasal organs in their palates, and then resorbing the first and discarding all function of the second. Unlike monkeys.....


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