Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by dmp, Oct 7, 2004.
From another forum...
First of all, we evolved from primates, who don't have claws and shells anyway. Secondly, intelligence became the overwhelming trait which favored our survival; the others didn't matter. Your new argument is unconvincing.
HEY--I have teeth! :teeth:
Forrest...trees...Primates have protective coverings...they have physical defensive mechanisms...Humans only have intellect (debatable *cough*liberals*cough*)...by your statement, the intelligence came first. Why? How? If we 'had' those other things, we'd not need to 'magically' develop intelligence, etc. Evolution is based on organisms changing based on need for improvement.
It's not supposed to be a 'magic bullet' - it's just yet ANOTHER argument which would point the intellectually-honest against believing in Macro-evolution.
all evolutionary steps come in leaps. Humans still have hair, a leftover from our less evolved ancestors. Humans developed weapons out of wood, then stone, then metal. These are all signs of growing intelligence, or evolution. Evolutionary theory is partly built on our 'opposable thumbs' as well, we're able to do more with our hands because of it. There are a multitude of things that explain the theory of why we, as humans, have advanced further than other species.
Maybe God shot an ape with a "magic bullet".
No. No magic involved. The selection for intelligence started before we were on the scene. Primates aren't so strong and vicious, they too survived by their wits.
Actually humans do have an added fat layer that adheres to our muscle tissue and our epidermal tissue, unlike other primates who's skin can be pulled away from their body. The added layer of fat is kind of like a whale's blubber and is a form of insulation, i.e. protection from the elements.
if that's all the protection we 'evolved with' - that's pretty sad; and uncharacteristic of true Macro Evolution.
It's just one example. What is "true Macro Evolution"? Is that like plain old evolution?
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