The Advancing Society (outline)

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    A second-draft outline for a more in-depth analysis and explanation of some of the various matters we have discussed here. Any thoughts on organization or anything of import than I might have failed to include?


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    1) Humans are Apes, dude. In fact, we're great apes. Seeing as there are other species belonging to the same family, it follows that our common ancestor was also an ape.

    Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Mammalia
    Order: Primates
    Suborder: Haplorrhini
    Infraorder: Simiiformes
    Parvorder: Catarrhini
    Superfamily: Hominoidea
    Family: Hominidae

    2) Common usage; this is not a scientific article. There's no point getting into Latin scientific designations in an outline.

    Not only did we evolve from an ape (or rather, from a population of apes)- we're still apes. Once again, I offer you the friendly advise to not run your mouth when you don't have a clue regarding the subject matter.


    here:
    Human - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Hominidae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    I'm sure you must have put a lot of thought into this, but really seems like a waste of time.
     
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    No idiot, as you just proved in your post, humans are hominids, not apes.

    Not only did we not evolve from apes, but no one in the scientific community even says that, which you would know if you stopped reading books about eugenics.

    The truth is that apes are as fully evolved as humans, just along a different path. Current theory is that we shared a common ancestor about 6 to 8 million years ago. There is some evidence that this timeline may not be accurate, but that would just push the divergence back a few million years.

    This common ancestor is often described as ape-like, but that does not make it an ape.

    Evolution: Frequently Asked Questions
     
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    :lol:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hominidae

    Ape - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    You're trying oh-so-hard to win at your silly semantic games. it's sad, really.
     
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    Which actually proves I am right. Humans are hominids, not apes, because hominid is the preferred scientific term.

    I also notice that you must have been forced to admit in your little mind that I was right that humans did not evolve from apes.
     
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    'Humans are hominids, not apes, because hominid is the preferred scientific term.'

    :lol:


    'Humans are mammalia, not mammals... humans are animalia, not animals... humans are chordates, not vertebrates...'


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    Actually, the preferred scientific term is homindae. The word ape is the problem here, because it is ambiguous. Ape is often applied to various primates that are not apes or did that little detail escape you attempt to prove that I am being nit picky?
     
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    If you're going to play sad semantic games to avoid the facts, you could at least learn how to formulate a sentence.
     

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