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Author Topic:   A good summary of so called human evolution.
Dr Adequate
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Message 9 of 184 (797270)
01-16-2017 2:11 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by mike the wiz
01-15-2017 3:59 PM


I thought this was a pretty good summary of the actual reality of the facts and what they really mean.

You think a lot of stuff, mikey. Have you noticed how often it turns out to be halfwitted nonsense?

Sure, we can quibble over the particulars but for me the point is a pretty obvious trend; that evolution is promoted but then vanquished by later discoveries.

No, no, you're getting all confused. Creationism was vanquished by discoveries, which is why the scientific community regards it as a heap of crap.


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Message 33 of 184 (797400)
01-19-2017 2:39 PM


Well, maybe we should get mike's opinion on this? Mikey, as the troll in question do you think we should (a) mock you (b) ignore you? Or do you think that's a personal decision that should be left up to the individual?

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Message 38 of 184 (797434)
01-20-2017 11:13 AM
Reply to: Message 36 by caffeine
01-20-2017 8:29 AM


Re: The habiline problem
Yeah, that struck me too. It almost sounds as though they think that the fossils would disappear along with the classification, when what's actually disappeared is the last vestige of a boundary between apes and humans.

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Message 43 of 184 (797904)
01-29-2017 9:28 AM
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01-28-2017 4:36 PM


Re: The habiline problem
I don't actually believe evolution is false to annoy you, I just can't make myself believe something I don't believe. Do you know anyone who can?

Any creationist could do so; but as the process would involve looking at the actual evidence instead of copy-and-pasting nonsense from creationist websites, very few of them will.


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Message 44 of 184 (797906)
01-29-2017 9:34 AM
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01-28-2017 3:57 PM


Re: The habiline problem
But what I am saying really is that for a transition between a pithecine and a habiline, I would not expect mosaic features of, "either" pithecine, "or" homo, but rather I would expect transitional intermediate features BETWEEN pithecine and homo. [...] So as an example, I might expect rather than finding, "either" a human foot, "or" an ape/pithecine foot, something that was evolving into a human foot.

So, like this then: "The assignment of OH 8 to Homo habilis is also controversial, as some believe the foot morphology is clearly Homo, while others believe it should be assigned to Australopithecus. For example, OH 8 talar morphology is "squat and foreshortened" like that of a quadruped. On the other hand, recent studies suggest that the foot exhibits morphology indicative of longitudinal arch that is more like Homo."

http://efossils.org/page/boneviewer/Homo%20habilis/OH%208


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Message 89 of 184 (808410)
05-10-2017 3:02 PM
Reply to: Message 88 by Davidjay
05-10-2017 2:54 PM


Re: Bats are our ancestors but not our relatives ? Evolutionary double speak
David, you are telling stupid lies again.

Whom do you hope to deceive?


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