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Originally posted by Buehler
reply to post by SpearMint
I'm sorry, but what is your version of independent scientific examination? You obviously haven't been examining very closely. If we evolved from monkeys then why are we so much different than them? I mean if we're always evolving and stuff why aren't they somewhat close to us in the evolutionary chain? They don't understand consciousness, they can't ponder the universe, our DNA that gives us the ability of language isn't found in any other living organism on earth.
if you're all about "scientific examination" why haven't you wondered why we would loose all of our hair and opposable thumbs on our feet? Why in the world would we go from being in the freezing wilderness with a natural fur coat to having to wear buffalo skins and hides anyways? And wouldn't having hands on your feet be pretty helpful in every day life? I mean damn, if evolution lets us adapt to our environment then we sure have de-evolved. ha, evolved from monkeys, you should be able to survive out in the wild pretty easily then right? Yeah go to an African savannah and camp out for a couple days, since we're so evolved you shouldn't be scared of anything. Just be careful cause male lions have adapted the ability to literally taste the air, you're a sitting duck, slow, completely less balanced on two legs you would be on four. And dang you can't climb up the tree fast enough wish you still had hands on your feet right? I don't know what scientific examination you've been doing but it's not very logical.
okay well giving that they've already scientifically proved that our DNA had to have been genetically engineered,
Natural evolution could not possibly create a completely
The more advanced our technology gets on DNA the more and more evolution is proved wrong.
You're saying my logic is flawed? how is thinking that humans are descendants of monkeys even somewhat logical?
yeah maybe our DNA was crossed with a common ancestor but evolution can simply not produce certain parts of our DNA its physically impossible
and if your're arguing with that then you are blatantly denying the truth because your mind is stuck so inside the box that it hasn't evolved to think out side of the box and beyond.
Hey, I'm not saying evolution isn't fact.
For I know that evolution brought us pretty much to where we are now physically, but something along the line helped us obtain where we are mentally, think about it.
While this has yet to be definitively proven, the results resemble a linguistic feat known as "referential communication with learned signals," which has always been thought to be a hallmark of humanity.
Some other species can also have quite complicated languages, including dolphins, humpback whales, and various types of songbirds. Because these animals are obviously far more distantly related to humans than apes are, it is almost certain that the languages these species exhibit are cases of convergent evolution; this goes to show that animals besides humans have found the ability to communicate with their fellows helpful to their survival.
The Lieberman and Crelin (1971) Neanderthal study is often cited to support claims that speech evolved abruptly at a recent date. Boe et al. (Boe, Maeda, and Heims 1999; Boe et al. 2002) claim that we concluded that Neanderthals were a “speechless species.” However, this was not our conclusion. What we wrote was that Neanderthals represent “an intermediate stage in the evolution of language. This indicates that the evolution of language was gradual, that it was not an abrupt phenomenon. The reason that human linguistic ability appears to be so distinct and unique is that the intermediate stages in its evolution are represented by extinct species” (Lieberman and Crelin 1971, 221). Some form of speech must have been in place in the archaic hominids ancestral to both humans and Neanderthals. There would have been no selective advantage for retention of the mutations that yielded the species-specific human supralaryngeal vocal tract at the cost of increased morbidity from choking unless speech was already present. The question is when.
Originally posted by malchir
Posts like this are biased. Yes the video is dumb. Yes the script of the video is dumb. Yes their claims are idiotic. But it doesn't discount intelligent design.
Did you know the skeletons Charles Darwin himself personally used to construct the famous Ape to Man chart have been scientifically proven to be flawed?
The skeletons of the hunch-backed humans in that chart have been proven to have severe spinal diseases, proving all of the human skeletons in that chart could have easily been all fully upright skeletons.
There is more than 1 missing link folks, there are up to 4 missing links.
Speaking of nuts, there are so many missing links that it drives the Darwin crowd nuts.