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Susan Doris Wrote:
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> I'd just like to mention one small point: We, the
> human species, evolved from a common
> ape-like ancestor, not from a particular branch
> of apes.
>
> Susan

This is a very interesting quibble that I have seen from the pro-science side of evolution debates for a very long time. What was our "common ancestor" if it was not an ape? If we could see some of these ancestors as they were in life, would we not classify them as apes? Yet this seems to be important to the science side of the debate. Do they think it will somehow make it easier for the fundamentalists to accept the reality that humans developed from non-humans? The fundamentalists will resist anything that threatens the authority of their own social hierarchies (which demonstrates their ape-like mentality, oddly enough :).


(reconstruction of what Sahelanthropus, a common human-chimpanzee ancestor, probably looked like)

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Evolution 1436 Baz86 18-May-18 14:45
Re: Evolution 420 Aine 18-May-18 16:09
Re: Evolution 354 greengirl5 31-May-18 03:15
Re: Evolution 394 Nolondil 18-May-18 21:22
Re: Evolution 378 Baz86 18-May-18 21:44
Re: Evolution 514 carolb 18-May-18 23:39
Re: Evolution 373 Race Jackson 19-May-18 22:06
Re: Evolution 379 Eddie Larry 19-May-18 23:47
Re: Evolution 354 Susan Doris 21-May-18 07:32
Re: Evolution 339 Eddie Larry 21-May-18 16:39
Re: Evolution 383 Nolondil 22-May-18 13:56
Re: Evolution 345 Eddie Larry 22-May-18 14:20
Re: Evolution 375 Susan Doris 22-May-18 15:19
Re: Evolution 366 Eyalz 04-Jun-18 15:40
Re: Evolution 333 Susan Doris 04-Jun-18 16:28
Intelligence in Nature 334 greengirl5 05-Jun-18 01:33
Another quote 508 greengirl5 05-Jun-18 01:42


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