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Old 05-19-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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Missing link found

47 million old fossil found, 95% complete

Missing Link: Scientists In New York Unveil Fossil Of Lemur Monkey Hailed As Man's Earliest Ancestor | World News | Sky News

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With her human-like nails instead of claws, and opposable big toes,
she is placed at the very root of human evolution when early primates
first developed features that would eventually develop into our own.


I do not believe in recent human creation stories, Adam and Eve, and so forth


I do believe in evolution, with common ancestors.


No doubt, this find and the conclusions will be debated.

I tend to accept the scientific claims.
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Neat!

I believe in both
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:50 PM   #3
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you are 1/2 right

Adam and Eve

I sure wish they would find that 10 thousand year old mummy with no naval.
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i do believe the good lord put that there to throw the secularists off the trail.
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i do believe the good lord put that there to throw the secularists off his tail.
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you are 1/2 right
Nah, I just don't believe that creation stories intended to make statements about scientific theory and fact and I've never accepted them as such. They are "truth" insofaras they illustrate the relationship between the god and the creation. If I do not believe in the god than it doesn't matter because I still understand how humans evolved. If I do believe in the god, then I understand how that religion defines the relationship between the god, the people, and the creation regardless of how humans evolved.

Anyway, the pic in the article is really cool, I wish you could see it bigger.
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Anyway, the pic in the article is really cool, I wish you could see it bigger.
here it is

http://www.revealingthelink.com/more...plate_full.jpg


this link has good information

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Ok, that's cool. It brings out the anthropology nerd in me.
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Nah, I just don't believe that creation stories intended to make statements about scientific theory and fact and I've never accepted them as such. They are "truth" insofaras they illustrate the relationship between the god and the creation. If I do not believe in the god than it doesn't matter because I still understand how humans evolved. If I do believe in the god, then I understand how that religion defines the relationship between the god, the people, and the creation regardless of how humans evolved.


while i don't agree, i am totally fine with all of this and entirely respect the thinking behind it and how it was expressed.
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Thanks deep.
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i do believe the good lord put that there to throw the secularists off the trail.
Yeah, there's some prankster God running around burying fossils.
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It's a plant by the liberal media, Hannity's science experts told me.
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I believe in evolution.

But I believed God had something to do with it

Anyway, this is really cool, and I'd like to see how the creationists are going to respond to this - if they ever do!
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Very cool story, and a really nicely put together website too.
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I guess she is officially cool now





(little ida has been googlized, all she wanted was a drink of water)
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Yeah, we went kind of nuts for Googlized Ida at the library where I work today.
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It's kind of sad that this find is somehow not obvious. I'm sure there will be debate on how much of a link Ida is since evolution must include SEVERAL links. Biblical creationists are Fundamentalists I thought. Most Christians would probably side with "God created the universe and the Bible is a fable in parts." Of course that could leave people to believe in "Christ consciousness" Oprah ideas or some contradictory point of view of science and fable. To me the Bible is a philosophy book that helps with human psychology.

I simply leave question marks where they are. So far it looks like evolution is gaining evidence and becoming more complex than Darwin's ideas now that we can see how chromosomes can change cells when they move from one cell to another. (Helps to explain large changes in life in short periods of time). Abiogenesis has different theories. The oldest life on earth we know of is bacteria 3.8 billion years ago. How it happened exactly is not completely certain. Lightning?
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think this is interesting stuff. eventually we will close most of the "gaps" that exist today in regards to how life started, and how it evolved.

Sharing this with a few of my friends who are christians have said the following:

1. What does this prove exactly?
2. Us coming from a giant "rat" is so believable *sarcasm*
3. evolution is God's plan

My only point is this; it's OK to say I don't know how we got here. There doesn't have to be an answer. I do know that science is making progress is finding these answers, and nothing points to a supreme being....*must put yet to satisfy believers*.

To say God created evolution is not a fact, it's a guess; as we don't know. Filling in gaps with a God to me is just human nature's inability to deal with the unknown.

But you are free to believe in what you want. Will never get in the way of that.
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I heard this guy say today that "the left has made nature and science it's religion, and the right has made god it's religion". And I thought, this has to be one of THE stupidest things I've heard in a long while...

To me it's obvious that God lives in nature and science, but I can understand how some have a problem reconciling God and science, I don't get it, but I can see how... Plus I really don't think God wanted to be turned into a religion, I thought the comment was just completely out of touch on all accounts.
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i do believe the good lord put that there to throw the secularists off the trail.
Somewhere, God is rubbing his hands together with glee, with an evil grin on his face.
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