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New Species of Early Man Found in South Africa

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« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2010, 13:12:48 PM »

http://www.news24.com/SciTech/News/Fossils-show-earlier-evolution-20100701

Fossils show earlier evolution
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Scientists unveiled fossils from west Africa Thursday that push back the dawn of multicellular life on Earth by at least 1.5 billion years.

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"The cursor on the origin of complex multi-cellular life is no longer 600 million years ago, as has long been maintained, but more like 2.1 billion years," said Abderrazak El Albani, a researcher at the University of Poitiers and lead author of the study.


plenty of room for everyone to evolve nicely.  take that creationists!
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« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2010, 13:38:37 PM »

quite proud of my little rant:

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scenario:
you are born, and live in a blank room untill you are 10.  you believe that the entire universe is your room, and whatever is in it.  and you will argue with anyone who tells you otherwise.
the door to your room gets opened, and you experience a corridor.
upon seeing this, your little world is rocked, but with the evidence staring you in the face, you adjust your ideas, so that now, the room and corridor is the entire universe.
the corridor leads to room, etc etc etc.
anybody that claims to know everything, and claim to be the absolute authority on science, is an ass.
the mark of a good scientist, is to allways explore and learn.  if you decide that your current hypothesis is the correct and absolute one, then you need to stop calling yourself a scientist.
science will, and will allways continue, to change, adjust and question it's current beliefs.  simply because the nature is science, is such, that, by exploring, the bar is constantly moving.  and science will adjust it's theorems and ideas, to move along with evidence presented to them.
in this day and age, no scientist can come up with some thumbsuck hypothesis or evidence, without a storm of peers picking apart every molecule of it.
to deny science and evolution, is to deny thousand of competent, intelligent and learned people, who knows a helluvalot more than anybody that has commented here.
to base your beliefs upon writing by humans, that lived thousands of years ago, based upon bronze age knowledge of the world and universe, is the most bizarre and stupid idea ever. (if you are a bit slow, i'm referring to the bible).
do you honestly think, that some guy, that lives in a hut made from camel skin, that was born in the outback of some desert thousands of years ago.  that has only ever knows, the desert, his goats, the stars, and based his knowledge upon stories handed down (and changed a thousand times over, based upon assumptions) to him by his elders.  when, eventually, literacy reached someone who was wanting to write down the 'creation story', what amount of bollocks do you think he came up with?
and to say that god spoke to him..... wow.  it is well known that these people partook of drugs aplenty, drank alchohol made out of who knows what, with toxitiy levels up high.  there was no shrinks to diagnose and help people 'hearing voices'.  there was no scientists to explain perfectly normal, although strange, phenomena....
i mean, to still cling fervently to the bible for your resource for anything from morality to science, is beyond my understanding.
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« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2010, 13:58:41 PM »

You have more patience than me, I can't read through all the stupidity in those comments without closing the page.
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« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2010, 14:48:01 PM »

i generally hit and miss.  i read the short ones, and catch the drift.
heartening, though, to see the amount of logically thinking individuals out there.
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