Caine said:Religion was started thousands of years ago by the ignorant civilizations of the mesopotamia.
ThePhoenix said:Yes, I do believe in God, I do believe in creation. and I do not believe in the theory of evolution where it is implied that man has evolved from apes.
fam said:I'm not so religious but I beleive in some oter form of higher being. Not exactly God but something that is stronger than us.
Lets take an example from the Darwin papers:Thinker said:Please give a reference to show where the theory of evolution anywhere implies
that man has evolved from apes.
Here's a clue: there is none. Your statement is a deliberate misrepresentation of
evolution put about by creationists. Evolution actually suggests that man and
apes have evolved from a common ancestor that was neither man nor ape.
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Rhodesia man was another missing link with a troubled history, but this had nothing to do with forged evidence. Discovered at a zinc mine at Broken Hill, Zambia, he was thought to be an evolved, man-like descendant of the gorilla, and thousands of years old, even older than neanderthal man.
There were doubts though. Herbert Wendt describes the main reason for them: And two very odd holes in the side of the skull caused the experts even greater perplexity. In the view of Professor Mair of Berlin they looked like the entry and exit holes of a modern bullet. (From Ape to Adam, Herbert Wendt, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc. Indianapolis New York, 1972, pp.155.)
The different theories of why humans lack the heavy coat that other primates have covering their bodies is interestingly dealt with by Elaine Morgan in her book, The Scars Of Evolution. She went into a Harvard bookstore to find out what was currently being taught on the subject. She found two textbooks there on Anthropology, one of which did not mention the subject of human hair at all, while the other one had three words to say on the topic of human hairlessness, which was, that compared with the other apes, humans 'have less hair.(16)
Morgan mentioned a few of the various explanations that experts in the field have proposed as to why we do not have hairy coats, among which were sex, hunting, neoteny, noonday foraging, allometry, and water ( 'In the water, fur provides poor insulation and becomes atrophied. V.E. Sokolov: Mammal Skin). (17)
She reported that, for lack of a better explanation, some experts claimed that we have just as much hair as any ape, only our hairs were shorter. Morgan wrote that this kind of evasive nonsense was an insult to the meanest intelligence, yet it was regularly uttered by professors and parroted by undergraduates.(18)
Even though she is apparently no creationist (yet), her book is scholarly, informative, highly entertaining, and deals honestly and humorously with some of the hijinx going on in the educational world where our brightest scholars are getting their training.
Evolutionists aren't sure just why we humans lost our hairy coats (I submit that we never had them) but one of their theories is that as humans began to walk upright, we did not retain as much body heat as when we were on all fours in a crouched position and near to the ground, thus we did not need to sweat as much and so lost our hair in the process, although this would only explain how we lost our hair on our chest, not our back, which has always been fully exposed to the elements. Apes do not walk with their backs to the ground and are quite thoroughly covered front and back with a fine coat of hair. Using this kind of reasoning, the giraffe should have a hairless neck as well.
Luckily for us, the mystery of why humans lost their hair has finally been solved by two scientists in Great Britain. Humans evolved from hairy primates to avoid insects:
ThePhoenix said:Lets take an example from the Darwin papers:
I would suggest you find that thinking cap you apparently misplaced....Thinker
I see you are quoting someone who quotes an undocumented source as sayingThePhoenix said:Lets take an example from the Darwin papers...
nkgupta80 said:Assuming God was all powerful and infinite, i'd think that believing in a God that experiences human emotions would be quite limiting.