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MangyTiger
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Message 82 of 135 (336762)
07-30-2006 9:09 PM
Reply to: Message 81 by iano
07-30-2006 8:51 PM


Re: No new thread?
Has anybody ever told you you can be kind of creepy at times?


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MangyTiger
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Message 117 of 135 (340919)
08-17-2006 8:31 PM
Reply to: Message 116 by jaywill
08-17-2006 3:42 PM


But I also think that a ape / monkey or what have you as a "primate" giving birth one day to a human being is also ridiculous. If someone shows me it occur one day that will seriously alter my sense of it being foolish.

Well it is completely ridiculous. That's why no proponent of evolution would ever put forward such an asinine idea.

The only times I've ever seen it put forward is by people who clearly don't have the slighest idea about what evolution actually is.

Besides in evolutionary theory the flying pig is not that bad. Well, you almost have that in the giraffe who stretch and stretched and stretched its neck until it evolved into the long necked creature that we see today.

I see I can rest my case...


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MangyTiger
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Message 124 of 135 (342434)
08-22-2006 3:29 PM
Reply to: Message 123 by jaywill
08-22-2006 10:39 AM


I am impressed with how soon and how often people tell me "You just don't understand evolution." It seems with some people to question evolution is to not understand it. Well, of course I don't claim to know everything about the theory. But I think I understand enough that I don't think you should automatically assume I am lying or am ignorant if I have some reservations about how far we are going to take this theory.

These quotes from your Message 116 very strongly suggest you "just don't understand evolution":

Well, I think flying pigs are pretty ridiculous. But I also think that a ape / monkey or what have you as a "primate" giving birth one day to a human being is also ridiculous. If someone shows me it occur one day that will seriously alter my sense of it being foolish.

Besides in evolutionary theory the flying pig is not that bad. Well, you almost have that in the giraffe who stretch and stretched and stretched its neck until it evolved into the long necked creature that we see today. Maybe the head will gradually dislocate from the neck and the two little knobs on the top will evolve into wings.

Then perhaps the neck (without the giraffe head) will evolve in the future into some kind of snake like furry creature. I'm not sure how evolution will handle the big rump and four legs in back. Maybe that will evolve into the nest with four stands that the furry serpantine giraffe neck hatched from.

If you demonstrated a decent grasp of the basics of evolutionary theory then your reservations might be taken more seriously.


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