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Author Topic:   Human Evolution (re: If evolved from apes, why still apes?)
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Message 11 of 128 (443334)
12-24-2007 3:19 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by kakip
12-23-2007 6:21 PM


It is rare, it seems, for an entire species to evolve into another species. Usually it is a small population of the species, isolated from the rest somehow, that evolves. So you can have new species arise while the old species remain.


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Clearly, he had his own strange way of judging things. I suspect that he acquired it from the Gospels. -- Victor Hugo

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Message 19 of 128 (443496)
12-25-2007 11:23 AM
Reply to: Message 17 by Elmer
12-25-2007 10:51 AM


Another way of looking at the question raised in the OP is this--If Natural Selection is true, then why aren't humans the only species of primate extant?

Did you read the thread? that question has already been answered, pretty much. If you didn't like the answers, maybe you should respond to those points instead of just repeating stuff.


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Message 48 of 128 (453214)
02-01-2008 5:23 PM
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02-01-2008 4:51 PM


Re: Congratulations to Kakip!!
My point is thus: Every major civilization at the beginning of time (dated around 6,000 A.D. has believed not only in a God (or gods), but in a creation.... Therefore, the only explanation would be that all of these stories came from a real event.

Well, if it were truly a real event only 6000 years ago (I think your dating is, er, a bit off), then I would expect that the majority of creation myths would agree substantially in most of their details. But since all creation myths are very, very different, I think we can conclude that they are not based on any real event in the recent past.


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Message 51 of 128 (453225)
02-01-2008 5:38 PM
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02-01-2008 5:26 PM


Is this not evidence?

To repeat what molbiogirl just said, no, statements written by an anonymous poster on an internet message board are not evidence.

You really need to give us sources for these claims so that they can be checked out.


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Message 55 of 128 (453232)
02-01-2008 5:55 PM
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02-01-2008 5:52 PM


I mean, Apollo doesn't really drive the sun across the sky in his firey chariot every day, does he?

Sure. Every society, even ones seperated by long distances, have a myth about the sun. So, by Ichthus' argument, this particular myth is probably true.

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