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    Re: O'Donnell Questions Separation of Church, State in Senate Debate

    Evolution has it's problems as a theory. Absence of that missing link, life having to have begun somewhere, and if we evolved from apes or monkeys, while are apes and monkeys still around?
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    Re: O'Donnell Questions Separation of Church, State in Senate Debate

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    Evolution has it's problems as a theory.
    Here we go again.

    Absence of that missing link,
    Missing link for what?

    life having to have begun somewhere,
    Yes, it's called the planet Earth. Nice little spot in the Solar system.

    and if we evolved from apes or monkeys, while are apes and monkeys still around?
    We didn't evolve from monkeys. We ARE apes. We're part of a completely different family than monkeys. We're part of the Genus within that family known as Homo. This is basic biology. Seriously?
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    Re: O'Donnell Questions Separation of Church, State in Senate Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    Evolution has it's problems as a theory. Absence of that missing link, life having to have begun somewhere, and if we evolved from apes or monkeys, while are apes and monkeys still around?
    You can't be serious?

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    Re: O'Donnell Questions Separation of Church, State in Senate Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Ajay View Post
    You can't be serious?
    Oh but he is.
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    Re: O'Donnell Questions Separation of Church, State in Senate Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Ajay View Post
    You can't be serious?
    Absolutely. Can you answer any of those questions?
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    Re: O'Donnell Questions Separation of Church, State in Senate Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Oh but he is.
    I think a lot of people just cannot conceptualize evolution. Hence the perennial pseudo-gotcha question, "but why are monkeys still around?"

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    Re: O'Donnell Questions Separation of Church, State in Senate Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    Absolutely. Can you answer any of those questions?
    Basic evolution books teach this stuff. You are not serious, unless you were never exposed to science in a classroom.

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    Re: O'Donnell Questions Separation of Church, State in Senate Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    I think a lot of people just cannot conceptualize evolution. Hence the perennial pseudo-gotcha question, "but why are monkeys still around?"
    I think it's more disingenuous than that. The evolution in the most basic book shows pictures of familes of primates separating off. The tree? Jesus, it's not about being able to grasp a concept. It's at best, denial.

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    Re: O'Donnell Questions Separation of Church, State in Senate Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Ajay View Post
    Basic evolution books teach this stuff. You are not serious, unless you were never exposed to science in a classroom.
    Well, there is more to it than that. You can be exposed to the theory and still fail to understand it.

    People like to categorize things into neat little boxes. "Monkey" and "Man" are two different boxes. But in reality things aren't in boxes, they are better categorized along spectra. For every species of monkey there are a thousand subspecies that will one day evolve into their own new species if given the chance. But it happens on so vast a scale that it doesn't make sense to some people.

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    Re: O'Donnell Questions Separation of Church, State in Senate Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Well, there is more to it than that. You can be exposed to the theory and still fail to understand it.

    People like to categorize things into neat little boxes. "Monkey" and "Man" are two different boxes. But in reality things aren't in boxes, they are better categorized along spectra. For every species of monkey there are a thousand subspecies that will one day evolve into their own new species if given the chance. But it happens on so vast a scale that it doesn't make sense to some people.
    I see where you are going, but I think that denial, which is an active refusal of a known, and not ignorance is what motivates most people to ask those types of questions.

    Refusing to recognize a concept one grasps is denial.

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