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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 1462 Baz86 18-May-18 14:45
Re: Evolution 429 Aine 18-May-18 16:09
Re: Evolution 363 greengirl5 31-May-18 03:15
Re: Evolution 406 Nolondil 18-May-18 21:22
Re: Evolution 388 Baz86 18-May-18 21:44
Re: Evolution 537 carolb 18-May-18 23:39
Re: Evolution 383 Race Jackson 19-May-18 22:06
Re: Evolution 390 Eddie Larry 19-May-18 23:47
Re: Evolution 363 Susan Doris 21-May-18 07:32
Re: Evolution 348 Eddie Larry 21-May-18 16:39
Re: Evolution 393 Nolondil 22-May-18 13:56
Re: Evolution 354 Eddie Larry 22-May-18 14:20
Re: Evolution 384 Susan Doris 22-May-18 15:19
Re: Evolution 375 Eyalz 04-Jun-18 15:40
Re: Evolution 343 Susan Doris 04-Jun-18 16:28
Intelligence in Nature 343 greengirl5 05-Jun-18 01:33
Another quote 518 greengirl5 05-Jun-18 01:42


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