Faces of our anscestors

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    I know I am not descendent of monkeys.
    Those features by Discovery.com are features of hybrids.
     
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    Hybrids of what? To be correct we aren't descendants of monkeys, but a common ancestor. They lived millions of years ago; where are the humans, if we're not descended from them?
     
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    Now that's a vapid semantical distinction.. We have a "common ancestor"?? Ok -- some lemur or more accurately we ascended THRU a type of monkey.. OR as I posted last week --- your TRUE ancestor is a squirrel from hell..

    Go to the thread to see the face of your earliest mammalian ancestor..

    Or just look under your sink faucet for the great grandaddy of us all --- the slime mold..
     
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    Vapid? Try accurate. It's those that keep popping up with the monkey story that are twisting the tale. Whether a squirrel from hell or a slime mold, we had to start from somewhere, since the fossil record in no way supports any sort of creation theory on the order of Genesis. IMO, being unable to deny the existence of God, the one true line of the creation story seems to be "Let there be light"(The Big Bang).
     
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    "The Monkey Story??" You got a Different Tree of Life diagram than I do???

    Hominidae <---- THERE'S your "Monkey Story"..

    And for them --- they're looking to a SQUIRREL as their branch off the old tree..

    By any scientific measure -- that's where we descended thru.. Before you go lumping me in with the brainless side of the Scopes trial -- let's define some terms.

    I GRUDGINGLY accept this geneology. I'm not happy as a scientist with the amatuerish focus on Darwin to explain all of this explosive evolution. And if Darwin KNEW what we know NOW about mutations and DNA and cosmic radiation --- he wouldn't be either.

    I happen to believe that evolution is a mixture of Darwins simplistic adaptation and more importantly the occurence of swift and violent natural actions like cosmic ray intervention, chemically induced mutations, and other MASSIVE and quick shifts in biological development. Those kind of events which might also be accompanied by massive extinctions would be called in insurance parlance -- "acts of God" ---- would they not??

    If it was as simple as "survival of the fittest" -- everything on earth would have huge teeth and claws..

    But enough about me. You're wrong about Genesis.. It's actually QUITE scientifically accurate. First there was the Big Bang. (light).. Then the firmaments and the stars, Then the land and oceans. And the fish and birds and some other species PRECEDED man.. The entire story has legs --- except of course for the time line... But I'm not a fundy, and I like to stick to science. And MOST of the scientists I know, are humble enough to take a concept about being related to a slime mold with a WHOLE LOT of "faith" attached to that assertion..
     
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    Here's an interesting one of closer relative just off our Homo Sapiens Sapiens lineage.
    Note the hazel eyes and the red hair and freckles. These are some of the features we acquired genetically from our encounters with them. Some of the others besides skin color, hair color, freckles, and eye color (MC1R) are:

    Rhesus factor, Phenylketonuria - PKU, Huntington's Disease, Psoriasis,
    Multiple Sclerosis, IgA, celiac, autoimmune diseases and autism

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    Modified reconstruction of Gibraltar Neanderthal child


    Skin color, hair color, freckles and eye color - MC1R

    SOURCE (with references and foot-notes)

    LINK to top of article page
     
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    You act as if evolutionists are lock stepped to Darwin's theory. The theory has also evolved to the notion of punctuated equilibrium, which you basically described. How did you find out about it? From the same evolutionists that put together the timeline of hominid development. Don't get your panties in a bunch. If I've misconstrued your position, it's because you haven't presented it well. You called the currently accepted theory as "vapid". What was I supposed to think?
     
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    Clearly, Progressives are the missing link
     
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    You can't fool me.. I KNOW a Hobbit when I see one.. :eusa_angel:
     

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