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Author Topic:   How Evolution changed humans’ appearance
bluegenes
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Message 6 of 45 (710327)
11-04-2013 4:08 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by WJK
11-03-2013 12:59 AM


WJK writes:

My limited research does not allow me to conjecture up images of MotherOne and FatherOne of that generation, but I would guess that in appearance they would be closer to other Great Apes than to Miss World.

A rather strange guess, to put it mildly.


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bluegenes
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Message 23 of 45 (710381)
11-05-2013 3:05 AM
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11-04-2013 7:53 PM


bluegenes writes:

WJK writes:

My limited research does not allow me to conjecture up images of MotherOne and FatherOne of that generation, but I would guess that in appearance they would be closer to other Great Apes than to Miss World.

A rather strange guess, to put it mildly.

WJK writes:

I'm sure you would agree that our logic allows us to examine information about a topic and accept or reject aspects as acceptable or not.

Anatomists and other human scientists have published a wealth of data about human evolution, including some theoretical images of early humans. Of course, you and I know that these images are unproven, but over a lifetime we learn to accept what is reasonable and reject what is not. You might reject, I do not!

You were referring to our ancestors at 200,000 years ago. "Anatomists and other human scientists" will not have put together speculative images of humans of that period that fit your description:

WJK writes:

in appearance they would be closer to other Great Apes than to Miss World.

At that point, they would be far more similar to Miss World than to the other Great Apes. Genetically, there would be about fifty times the difference from Miss World to the chimps than there would be from Miss World to a woman of that time. Anatomically, they are just becoming modern.

We would probably find some of them sexually attractive. It wouldn't be bestiality.


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