Richard Leakey predicts evolution debate will soon be history

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    By: Frank Eltman, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP).-
    Richard Leakey predicts skepticism over evolution will soon be history. Not that the avowed atheist has any doubts himself. Sometime in the next 15 to 30 years, the Kenyan-born paleoanthropologist expects scientific discoveries will have accelerated to the point that "even the skeptics can accept it." "If you get to the stage where you can persuade people on the evidence, that it's solid, that we are all African, that color is superficial, that stages of development of culture are all interactive," Leakey says, "then I think we have a chance of a world that will respond better to global challenges." Leakey, a professor at Stony Brook University on Long Island, recently spent several weeks in New York promoting the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya. The institute, where Leakey spends most of his time, welcomes researchers and scientists from around the world dedicated to unearthing the origins of mankind in an area rich with fossils. His friend, Paul Simon, performed at a May 2 fundraiser for the institute in Manhattan that collected more than $2 million. A National Geographic documentary on his work at Turkana aired this month on public television. Now 67, Leakey is the son of the late Louis and Mary Leakey and conducts research with his wife, Meave, and daughter, Louise. The family claims to have unearthed "much of the existing fossil evidence for human evolution."

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    It should have been history seventy years ago
     
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    Not the theory that one mammal species evolves into 2 or more distinctly different species. There is zero evidence to support it.
     
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    Leakey takes a leak on his own credibility.

    Claiming that racial differences is a matter of superficial color might be Politically Correct, but it's intellectually indefensible. I wonder if Leakey ever heard of Evolution? We're not all equal. Some populations are more evolved than others.

    In all world history, under every kind of circumstance, the influx of Afros has never resulted in objective improvements to any nation or city. Their shit is more than just skin-deep.
     
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    Bull Shit

    There is abundant fossil and DNA evidence
     
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    There is zero fossil evidence. Claiming other wise is foolish at best. As for DNA evidence if we use that then man evolved from something that also spawned pigs as well. And of course other stupid shit like that.

    Did you kn ow that according to DNA at least 4 very small dog breads are not even dogs?
     
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    There is abundant evidence of multiple species sharing common ancestors. Both fossil and DNA.
     
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    It takes more "faith" to believe in the theory of evolution; than it does to believe in a religion. :cool:
     
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    Evolution is a fact.....God is a theory
     
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    Sorry to burst your bubble but evolution is Not a fact. :cool:
     

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