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"There is power, power, wonder-working power in the precious blood of the Lamb."
“Let us make man in our image, and after our likeness.”
Human Ancestors Interbred with Related Species
”Our ancestors bred with other species in the Homo genus, according to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1. The authors say that up to 2% of the genomes of some modern African populations may originally come from a closely related species...
Hammer and his colleagues argue that roughly 2% of the genetic material found in these modern African populations was inserted into the human genome some 35,000 years ago.”
[url=http://www.nature.com/news/1998/030901/full/news030901-6.html] Lion Man Takes Pride of Place of Oldest Statue
30,000-year-old carving might be work of Neanderthals or modern humans.
"I don't think that is as far-fetched as some people might think," says Jeffrey Brantingham, an archaeologist at the University of California, Los Angeles. "These objects are pushing the markers and traits" of modern man "further back into time", he says.
Archaeologists have pointed out that beads, bone points and pendants have already been discovered in association with Neanderthal fossils. Attributing artefacts to one of the two hominid groups remains difficult, says Brantingham. Gamble says that the discovery will spur fresh exploration of France, Spain and South Africa, where even older cave drawings - but not figurative art of this age - have been identified.
Scientist: "God, we don't need you anymore. Science has finally figured out a way to create life out of nothing. In other words, we can now do what you did in the beginning."
God: "Oh, is that so? Tell Me..." replies God.
Scientist: "Well," says the scientist, "we can take dirt and form it into the likeness of you and breathe life into it, thus creating man."
God: "Well, that's very interesting...show Me."
So the scientist bends down to the earth and starts to mold the soil into the shape of a man.
God: "No, no, no..." interrupts God, "get your own dirt.”
Dark matter accounts for 23% of the mass-energy density of the observable. In comparison, ordinary matter accounts for only 4.6% of the mass-energy density of the observable universe, with the remainder being attributable to dark energy From these figures, dark matter constitutes 83%, (23/(23+4.6)), of the matter in the universe, whereas ordinary matter makes up only 17%.
Missing Link Found
"Until now it was believed that our earliest identifiable ancestors were Homo habilis or Homo rudolfensis, fossils found in East Africa. But the newly discovered creature, described in five papers in the journal Science today, is several hundred thousand years older."
"EVIDENCE is mounting that fossils nearly 2 million years old revealed last year are those of the oldest member of the human family.
The creature, named Australopithecus sediba, may even have been the world's first toolmaker,
judging from a detailed study of its hand, the most complete ever found of an ancient hominin, or human-like creature.
Because the remains show a "mosiac" of primitive Australopithecine and more modern hominin traits, he argues, it should be reclassified as Homo sediba,
dumping the current contender for first Homo, Homo habillis. In April last year,
Professor Berger and James Cook University geologist Paul Dirks stunned the scientific world when their group reported the discovery of skeletal remains
of a juvenile male and an adult female at Malapa cave, 50km northwest of Johannesburg."
Originally posted by sbctinfantry
The original point I intended to convey is that all science today is loosely based around what we consider truths and constants, and though the numbers are dazzling and the formulas seem infallible, even today our preconceived notions of what doesn't change in this universe are being challenged. Even the speed of light is in question, calling into question distance itself, which calls into question almost everything else.
The theories popular today were at one time, heresy. The theories of yesterday are now considered hokey. The theories of tomorrow are prophetically declared revolutionary and the final solution.