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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 1471 Baz86 18-May-18 14:45
Re: Evolution 436 Aine 18-May-18 16:09
Re: Evolution 369 greengirl5 31-May-18 03:15
Re: Evolution 413 Nolondil 18-May-18 21:22
Re: Evolution 394 Baz86 18-May-18 21:44
Re: Evolution 546 carolb 18-May-18 23:39
Re: Evolution 389 Race Jackson 19-May-18 22:06
Re: Evolution 395 Eddie Larry 19-May-18 23:47
Re: Evolution 369 Susan Doris 21-May-18 07:32
Re: Evolution 353 Eddie Larry 21-May-18 16:39
Re: Evolution 399 Nolondil 22-May-18 13:56
Re: Evolution 359 Eddie Larry 22-May-18 14:20
Re: Evolution 390 Susan Doris 22-May-18 15:19
Re: Evolution 381 Eyalz 04-Jun-18 15:40
Re: Evolution 348 Susan Doris 04-Jun-18 16:28
Intelligence in Nature 350 greengirl5 05-Jun-18 01:33
Another quote 524 greengirl5 05-Jun-18 01:42


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