Yes, we evolved from Apes.
No, we have not evolved in any shape or form, we are the same biological beings we have always been.
Yes, we did evolve, but i do not think we evolved from Apes.
Or, you can assume that hyper-intelligent persons such as myself don't waste their time wading through pseudo-scientific babble to see where your point is, since people posting such pseudo-scientific babble strongly resemble the people living in Nilsson's Land of Point, before Oblio came back from the Pointless Forest.
What you're really saying is you're afraid to concisely state your position because we'll laugh, aren't you? Well, if you are, you're right about that, anyway.
Last edited by Scarecrow Akhbar; 05-08-09 at 01:26 PM.
Like I said, I'm not repeating myself.
Are you afraid to post an educated guess at what my views are for some reason?
You are sure that you'll laugh at them or that I'll be embarrassed, so that means you must have some theory as to what my beliefs are.
It won't kill you to share that theory. Worst case scenario is that you got it wrong. Big whoop.
If you actually get it right, I'll freely admit that you did get it right.
So how about if you tell us, instead?
There's no need to do so anyway. You've already rejected the scientifically validated theory, so whatever it is you claim, you're wrong. So how about giving us a laugh?
I'm not asking you to put words in my mouth. To do that you would have to say "You said __________". I'm asking you for your heretofore unstated beliefs. For a refresher on how this would look: "I believe that you bleive _______________". You would fill in the blanks with your theory (see definitions 2 and 6b).
As any idiot can see that you wouldn't be putting words in my mouth by stating your beliefs. Obviously you would just be stating your beliefs of my beliefs.
Sometimes it is better to educate by using an example, so allow me share MY theory of why you don't post your theory:
I believe that you are afraid that you might have to admit to an error. I think that you are afraid because that would show that maybe, just maybe, you have not understood any of my points. In your mind, this will make you weaker. But if I tell you my beliefs, and it turns out that your speculations were wrong, you can still have the out where you pretend that you thought that all along.
I feel that all the empirical data suggest that I am correct. You are dodging around more than an alter-boy trapped in a rectory, and the only logical conclusion I can draw from that is, like the alter-boy, you are fearful.
Now, what you can do to prove me wrong on my speculation above is easy. It should take no real effort at all. Just post what you think my beliefs are. It'll prove that you aren't afraid to be wrong.
Further avoidance of this request will only provide supporting evidence that I am indeed correct in my assessment of your fear.
I, on the other hand, have already shared my beliefs. Obviously that disproves your open speculation that I would be embarrased by my views. Obviously, if that were the case, they wouldn't be posted for all to see.
Clearly I am NOT fearful. The reasoning behind my refusal is quite simple. I know your bull**** game, and I'm not going to play it. We're playing my game or not at all.
P.S. You see what I did there? I posted my opinion of something and not once did I put words in your mouth! Ain't English grand?
P.P.S. I'm fairly certain that you won't take up the challenge. I'm also certain that you'll deny my speculation without taking the very simple step necessary to unequivocally prove me wrong. I'm putting myself out there for a reason. I'm not afraid to be wrong. In fact, I can tell you quite truly that I hope that I am wrong and that you will post your speculations about my views. That you can put yourself out there and risk being wrong about something. Sadly, I doubt that will be the case. But hey, I got no problems being wrong.
Last edited by Tucker Case; 05-08-09 at 04:01 PM.
I've repeatedly asked you to state your position.
You've repeatedly refused.
I've scanned the rest of your post, you've failed, again, to post your views on what you believe causes speciation.
You've posted a lot of irrelevant gobbledy-gook, but you've not made a plain statement of belief.
The competition started in the JUNGLE. The humans could not compete, therefore MOVED to the SAVANNAH. There was no claim that the monkeys followed them.
If your reading comprehension hasn't failed you again, follow the logic. If the humans are now in a different environment BECAUSE of competition, BECAUSE they lost, then they are forced to adapt.
In other words, environmental pressures forced the species to compete, and therefore the catalyst for change is not environment, but competition.
Suit yourself. The moment you realize you are wrong, the dumber you will look.It's always needed.