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    Re: Reporter Suspended For Defending Evolution Comes Back, Gives Immediate Middle Fin

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    really show me the transition fossils from ape to man.

    Homo sapiens are apes.


    Thanks for proving you don't understand this topic.
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    Re: Reporter Suspended For Defending Evolution Comes Back, Gives Immediate Middle Fin

    So am I safe to assume that X-Factor has abandoned this thread after we constantly pointed out his grossly large level of dishonestly?
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    Re: Reporter Suspended For Defending Evolution Comes Back, Gives Immediate Middle Fin

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    It's funny how the people most hostile and enraged by religion
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    I don't think you will even try to answer this.
    Three days later....

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    Re: Reporter Suspended For Defending Evolution Comes Back, Gives Immediate Middle Fin

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post

    Homo sapiens are apes.


    Thanks for proving you don't understand this topic.
    Indeed it means, "the wise ape". However, we are not apes and we do not fit in that taxonomy. And it's Homo Sapiens sapiens. We are a subspecies in the sapiens line.

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    Re: Reporter Suspended For Defending Evolution Comes Back, Gives Immediate Middle Fin

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Indeed it means, "the wise ape". However, we are not apes and we do not fit in that taxonomy. And it's Homo Sapiens sapiens. We are a subspecies in the sapiens line.
    Homo Sapiens are a branch of great apes. We accurately more primates, but the notion that humans evolved from apes and that apes aren't around because of that is certified 100% ignorance.
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    Re: Reporter Suspended For Defending Evolution Comes Back, Gives Immediate Middle Fin

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Homo Sapiens are a branch of great apes. We accurately more primates, but the notion that humans evolved from apes and that apes aren't around because of that is certified 100% ignorance.
    You're almost there and I won't address the blather about the originating species disappearing automatically because a new species or subspecies emerges. I do take a little exception with likening us to a group of primates that are a rather distant source. It's like comparing a birthday cake to a grain of wheat.

    And again, it's Homo Sapiens sapiens. There were other subspecies that shared the Homo Sapiens name. In fact our direct ancestor sub-species, Homo sapiens idaltu also had modern human anatomy.
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    Re: Reporter Suspended For Defending Evolution Comes Back, Gives Immediate Middle Fin

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    You think the question of evolution/creation is settled? Lol.

    Thanks for demonstrating the wisdom of this quote (since I know how much you like quotes).

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    Re: Reporter Suspended For Defending Evolution Comes Back, Gives Immediate Middle Fin

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    You're almost there and I won't address the blather about the originating species disappearing automatically because a new species or subspecies emerges.
    The originating species disappearing is always something creationists cite. There is actually no reason that the originating species can't stay the same if parts of its population are geographically isolated in an environment that doesn't materially favor any new mutation. The whole "if man evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys" line is a classic example of creationist ignorance.

    I do take a little exception with likenong us to a group of primates that are a rather distant source. It's like comparing a birthday cake to a grain of wheat.
    Meh. Ultimately we are genetically very similar to other primates and apes. I don't believe that simply because we are the dominant species that it's somehow degrading to us to accept that we are genetically not much different from them. Hell, we share like 70% of our DNA with starfish. It is what it is and we should simply just accept that is how we got here. Rather than try to cast an aura of religious superiority that effectively stems from the argument "if someone took the time to write it down it must be true."

    And again, it's Homo Sapiens sapiens. There were other subspecies that shared the Homo Sapiens name. In fact our direct ancestor sub-species, Homo sapiens idaltu also had modern human anatomy.
    One also has to remember that classification is an artificial system that man kind created. Yes, our ancestors had human anatomy, and their ancestors slightly less until we go back to where apes and primates split and where our branch diverged from other apes. Doesn't change the fact that we are very much in the ape/primate branch of life.
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    Re: Reporter Suspended For Defending Evolution Comes Back, Gives Immediate Middle Fin

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    The originating species disappearing is always something creationists cite. There is actually no reason that the originating species can't stay the same if parts of its population are geographically isolated in an environment that doesn't materially favor any new mutation. The whole "if man evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys" line is a classic example of creationist ignorance.
    Again, not my issue and it is blather. The old species doesn't disappear the day the new species is born.

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Meh. Ultimately we are genetically very similar to other primates and apes. I don't believe that simply because we are the dominant species that it's somehow degrading to us to accept that we are genetically not much different from them. Hell, we share like 70% of our DNA with starfish. It is what it is and we should simply just accept that is how we got here. Rather than try to cast an aura of religious superiority that effectively stems from the argument "if someone took the time to write it down it must be true."
    My issue is with the anti-religious nutters that insist upon stirring the pot with these comparisons. They do not compare mankind with the starfish. The ONLY reason they choose apes for source point is to wind up the religious folk. We are genetically similar in ways to all life on Earth, but we are a thing alone, different from other species and sub-species as they are from one another.

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    One also has to remember that classification is an artificial system that man kind created. Yes, our ancestors had human anatomy, and their ancestors slightly less until we go back to where apes and primates split and where our branch diverged from other apes. Doesn't change the fact that we are very much in the ape/primate branch of life.
    As is time, as are quite a number of things man has developed. These are artificial classifications useful to us in understanding the universe around us. They are also useful in informing about differences. WE are NOT the same sub-species as out ancestors. Hell, we're not even the same species going back far enough. And actually, rather than ape, we come more from the lemur line.

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    Re: Reporter Suspended For Defending Evolution Comes Back, Gives Immediate Middle Fin

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    My issue is with the anti-religious nutters that insist upon stirring the pot with these comparisons. They do not compare mankind with the starfish. The ONLY reason they choose apes for source point is to wind up the religious folk. We are genetically similar in ways to all life on Earth, but we are a thing alone, different from other species and sub-species as they are from one another.
    Actually, Apes get chosen because they are genetically the most similar living organisms to humans these days, not to rile up the Creationists. I compare mankind with starfish to remind people that we all came from the same place. I'd argue that it's the creationists who use apes/monkeys to rile each up over evolution.

    As is time, as are quite a number of things man has developed.
    Of course, that's why we aren't the same as they are. But it does not mean we are not genetically part of the same branch.

    These are artificial classifications useful to us in understanding the universe around us. They are also useful in informing about differences. WE are NOT the same sub-species as out ancestors. Hell, we're not even the same species going back far enough. And actually, rather than ape, we come more from the lemur line.
    Humans have a great need to label things. A quote from Babylon 5 just got stuck in my head with that line: "I find that humans have an incessant need to name things."

    We are what we are and we should simply accept where are on the evolutionary tree.
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