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Old 05-20-2009, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If you've been to google today you might have noticed quite an odd logo today.



A secret that has been undergoing rigorous tests for 2 years, has finally come to light. A fossil, named "Ida", is being referred to by many scientists as the missing link, although this isn't necessarily to majority consensus. Unfortunately this is being used by the internet public as more fuel against creationists (not saying this is a bad thing, just that it is pointless), it is more important to note that this is quite a find in terms of science.

I suggest you read at least one of these links, because they feature the picture of the fossil and it's information that will be featured in biology books for a very long time.

"MISSING LINK" FOUND: New Fossil Links Humans, Lemurs?
Missing link found? Scientists unveil fossil of 47 million-year-old primate, Darwinius masillae
BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Scientists hail stunning fossil

Keep in mind, there is quite a bit of hype following this fossil, and if you want a less sensationalist view of the situation, here's a good link: Darwinius: It delivers a pizza, and it lengthens, and it strengthens, and it finds that slipper that’s been at large under the chaise lounge for several weeks… | The Loom | Discover Magazine

Have a good one.

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Don't argue with creationists. EVER. You will not win, you will just go insane and end up believing what they tell you.
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Don't argue with creationists. EVER. You will not win, you will just go insane and end up believing what they tell you.
oh no no no no......

i really must strenuously disagree with you here. so many times i have had bible bashers stop me in the street or knock on my front door. perhaps they are taken aback when i invite their conversation, as opposed to introduce their face to the door?

i am open minded enough to know that somethings we do not know. i indulge in probability in order to find that evolutionary answers to be more compelling than the theological... but that is not to say i presume that no sandle wearer would never make sense.

and of course the more empassioned their rebuttal of your calm and rational POV is, the more indicative it is of your undermining their beliefs. afterall, as many of us can appreciate, religious followers are usually created thru familial pressure enforcing habituation.

do not preach; just explain why you do not agree. we know that there is an inherent selfishness in us all and even the most devout will one day want pay back. circumstance might just conspire to test their faith before death and at that point, our 'evil' non-believing words might 'set them free'?

or maybe it will have the opposite effect. but either way they benefit, as will you! so try. spread the good word.

incidentally.... every time a religious nutter has cornered me for an 'enlightening chat' it is they who make the excuses to be on their way! how rude!
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oh no no no no......

i really must strenuously disagree with you here. so many times i have had bible bashers stop me in the street or knock on my front door. perhaps they are taken aback when i invite their conversation, as opposed to introduce their face to the door?

i am open minded enough to know that somethings we do not know. i indulge in probability in order to find that evolutionary answers to be more compelling than the theological... but that is not to say i presume that no sandle wearer would never make sense.

and of course the more empassioned their rebuttal of your calm and rational POV is, the more indicative it is of your undermining their beliefs. afterall, as many of us can appreciate, religious followers are usually created thru familial pressure enforcing habituation.

do not preach; just explain why you do not agree. we know that there is an inherent selfishness in us all and even the most devout will one day want pay back. circumstance might just conspire to test their faith before death and at that point, our 'evil' non-believing words might 'set them free'?

or maybe it will have the opposite effect. but either way they benefit, as will you! so try. spread the good word.

incidentally.... every time a religious nutter has cornered me for an 'enlightening chat' it is they who make the excuses to be on their way! how rude!
Funny, how none of that surprises me

It's also funny how some people out there actually look like non human primates. I think the devil made me post that.

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All jokes aside, for all curious to know out there:

A good site for paleoanthropology

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Old 05-21-2009, 04:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=Snowolf;162268 they would say it was either a hoax or put there by the devil to mislead the faithfull...I have actually heard that one from a hyper religious work colleague who does not believe dinosaurs existed. The fossils are put there by Satan to lead man astry.....[/QUOTE]



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