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    Re: Do you reject evolution?

    I do believe in evolution, but as humans are no longer in natural equilibrium with their environment, I think our species has a slightly different story. What that story is, is hard to know. We are apes but we have not found our common ancestor with the other apes on this planet, yet. I don't believe humans are a pure product of nature on this planet.

    It seems strange that we would allegedly go from being cave dwelling hunter gatherers to building a space station within 150,000 years, when each baby step before that took millions of years to culminate.

    So yes... I believe in evolution, but I will always question the anthropological timeline as put forward by modern scholars.

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    Re: Do you reject evolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Of course we didn't "evolve from apes", we actually are apes. Sharing a common ancestor with chimps and bonobos that lived 6 million years ago, a common ancestor with chimps, bonobos, and gorillas that lived around 7.5 million years ago, and a common ancestor with chimps, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans that lived around 10 million years ago. (going with those numbers out of memory, if one is off by a million years or so, someone please correct the record ).

    Also, and this is not related to your post, but if someone says I accept evolution but I believe it was guided by God, then technically that is not evolution.



    Is that what it says in the Bible or is that a heathen idea?

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    Re: Do you reject evolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    Unless you own a time machine I'd have to say that this is all speculation. Plausible and interesting, but speculation nontheless.
    Its certainly not all speculation. We know that we evolved on the African Savanna, we know that Chimps evolved in the African equatorial forests. Granted, as to why we developed greater intellect is a hypothesis, but the reason why we have the physical characteristics that we have versus what what chimps have is well established in biology. We are evolved to be runners and have the ability to traverse large areas efficiently (better than any other land animal), and chimps evolved the physical characteristics they needed to survive in the forest canopy. When you get into what percentage of our diets were meat vs plants, thats speculation.
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    Re: Do you reject evolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Is that what it says in the Bible or is that a heathen idea?
    A literal interpretation of scripture is completely antithetical to evolution, which I suspect is why the majority of evangelicals don't accept evolution.
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    Re: Do you reject evolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    A literal interpretation of scripture is completely antithetical to evolution, which I suspect is why the majority of evangelicals don't accept evolution.



    And some people just refuse to accept the idea that a monkey might be their uncle,eh?

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    Re: Do you reject evolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Its certainly not all speculation. We know that we evolved on the African Savanna, we know that Chimps evolved in the African equatorial forests. Granted, as to why we developed greater intellect is a hypothesis, but the reason why we have the physical characteristics that we have versus what what chimps have is well established in biology. We are evolved to be runners and have the ability to traverse large areas efficiently (better than any other land animal), and chimps evolved the physical characteristics they needed to survive in the forest canopy. When you get into what percentage of our diets were meat vs plants, thats speculation.
    "We don't know" would be a more scientific way to put it. And more true.

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    Re: Do you reject evolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    And some people just refuse to accept the idea that a monkey might be their uncle,eh?
    I am not sure what you are getting at. Are you being sarcastic or are you serious?
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    Re: Do you reject evolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    "We don't know" would be a more scientific way to put it. And more true.
    What part of that do you think we don't know? We certainly know where we originally evolved and the type of environment that was.
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    Re: Do you reject evolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    What part of that do you think we don't know? We certainly know where we originally evolved and the type of environment that was.
    We don't know exactly how that environment affected our evolution. We don't even know for sure that the key phases of that evolution were on the Savannah or some orther environment.

    We need to get to work on that time machine.

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    Re: Do you reject evolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I am not sure what you are getting at. Are you being sarcastic or are you serious?




    Both.

    Sarcastic and serious.

    But not too serious.

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