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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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Subject Views Written By Posted
Evolution 1279 Baz86 18-May-18 14:45
Re: Evolution 347 Aine 18-May-18 16:09
Re: Evolution 283 greengirl5 31-May-18 03:15
Re: Evolution 316 Nolondil 18-May-18 21:22
Re: Evolution 299 Baz86 18-May-18 21:44
Re: Evolution 378 carolb 18-May-18 23:39
Re: Evolution 297 Race Jackson 19-May-18 22:06
Re: Evolution 306 Eddie Larry 19-May-18 23:47
Re: Evolution 274 Susan Doris 21-May-18 07:32
Re: Evolution 267 Eddie Larry 21-May-18 16:39
Re: Evolution 297 Nolondil 22-May-18 13:56
Re: Evolution 273 Eddie Larry 22-May-18 14:20
Re: Evolution 301 Susan Doris 22-May-18 15:19
Re: Evolution 295 Eyalz 04-Jun-18 15:40
Re: Evolution 260 Susan Doris 04-Jun-18 16:28
Intelligence in Nature 262 greengirl5 05-Jun-18 01:33
Another quote 422 greengirl5 05-Jun-18 01:42


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