1playfulgal 39F
7112 posts
9/10/2005 11:16 am

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My friend and i were have a conversation the other day about evolution...

I believe in Darwin's theory of survival of the fittest and that we are evolving to suit the veer changing environment that we live in...

I believe that we did evolve...there is evidence found that support that...

My friend's response to that was...if we evolved from apes...why are there still apes...

I don't know if we evolved from apes...but we certainly didn't spring into being as we are now...

Sort of a point but the evidence is too strong...she believes in the whole adam and eve garden of eden...

I have always thought that if that was true then we are all victims of you know what...

travlndog 58M  
87 posts
9/10/2005 5:23 pm

DNA mapping is pretty much ruling out that we evolved from apes. you won't learn that from the public schools yet because it doesn't fit their agenda. There is plenty of evolving within a species, but not one documented case of a species evolving into another.

12 posts
9/10/2005 6:02 pm

Is it evolution or genetic mutation...

thr3sum 33M/F
117 posts
9/10/2005 6:49 pm

hey hows this for a crazy thought....
we were placed here by aliens, therefore we are aliens and that is why we are destroying the planet and each other....
like a virus...

who the hell knows?!

-take it sleazy-

rm_pgthkck4u 47M
115 posts
9/10/2005 7:37 pm

Well actually the reason there are still apes is that we are just a branch of the homid species. our closest genetic relative is the chimp. They are still searching for the so called "missing link" austrio-pithicus wich is said to be the joining factor between the evolution of apes and the branching off of cro-magnon man. Some theorize that bigfoot is the offspring og austrio-pithicus. but trhats just another theory. I believe we were created during the primordial ooze when aliens stopped off to take a leak on their summer holidays.

rm_android1960a 56M
428 posts
9/10/2005 8:17 pm

There is very little doubt that evolution exists. The only problem with Darwin's theory of evolution is that Darwin was an atheist. While I do not doubt evolution I also do not doubt that God is responsible for it. I feel that if Darwin had been a Christian he would have come to the same conclusion. Of course then he would not have questioned Adam and Eve and looked for evolution. Note: In polls that ask Christians the question most believe in evolution at gods hands.

rm_Balanon2 49M
193 posts
9/11/2005 3:55 am

That arguement about why are there still apes if we evolved from them is like asking "You came from your parents, how come you still have parents?". Besides, the theory doesn't state that we came from apes rather that we share a common ancestor. How come you don't look exactly like your parents? How come your cousin looks even more different? It's because sexual reproduction mixes the genes up. Over time these changes along with mutations produce ever greater changes. Evolution is a fact.

The only thing is at all questionable to a rational person is speciation. There are actually numerous accounts of speciation (the evolution of one species from another), mostly in plants and insects. I'm sure given time, and thus many more generations, we will eventually see it happen to higher organisms (who usually have longer life spans and thus are more stable genetically).

And whether you believe in God or not shouldn't matter toward evolution. God could have been guiding everything. It's only those that seem to insist the world is only 6,000 years old that have a problem with looking at the facts. I found my dentist believe that. That level of closed mindedness made me nervous enough to find a new dentist.

alittletooshy69 50M

9/11/2005 6:07 am

I am always amazed at the viewpoints on this arguement. Yet when we look back at history, we see that it is just a repeat. The earth isn't flat; we are not at the center of the universe; the sun doesn't revolve around us. Humans are threatened when their beliefs are challenged.

There are actually very few organisms on earth that do not fall into a mere handfull of patterns. All organisms need a means of internalizing oxygen, except anaerobic bacteria. All organisms need a means of internalizing nutrients. All organisms need a means of externalizing waste products. All organisms need a means of reproduction (Thank God we got the sex method.)

As an organisms suface to volume ratio increases, it needs more elaborate systems to deal with these issues. Our organ systems are so much in keeping with the other creatures that surround us that the odds of us arising separately and uniquely are infinitely small. The things I have seen first hand leave no doubt in my mind as to our belonging and being a part of that which surrounds us. We are our brothers keeper in so many ways.

No, I'm not an atheist, and thank God it's not a static world. For those undecided or with a limited understanding, look up the Fundamental Theorem of Biology.

bowbone 42M

9/11/2005 8:09 am

I believe you still evolve!
Ähm wait...evolution is the thing about getting sexier and sexier, isn't it? LOL

rm_luke69iner 48M
3275 posts
9/11/2005 9:28 am

Sorry Trav but DNA Mapping is not ruling out that we evolved from apes.

Great comment by Balanon about the ape thing

ultimately everyone should make their own choices in what to believe and don't get too uptight if others believe something different ... that's life

S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo
Non torno vivo alcun, s'i'odo il vero,
Senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo

rm_mtnravyn 60M
890 posts
9/11/2005 12:50 pm

The only problem is that with aadvances in medical science and all the govt oversight the culture has neutralized the efficacy of Darwin's theory, for the most part. This was an honorable mention for this years Darwin awards

Oops, Did It Again

31 July 2005, Darwin, Australia

A 30-year-old resident of this aptly named town of about 60,000, nestled in the Northern Territories on the Sea of Timor, just wanted to go home. But he was thwarted by two circumstances. First, he lived in an upper-level unit in a high-rise apartment building, and second, he had locked his keys in the apartment.

It was around 4 a.m. Some people do their best thinking in the wee hours of the morning, but our protagonist is not one of them. He concluded that his best course of action was to scale the outside of the building.

He managed to climb a short distance before he fell. Luckily, a parked car was beneath him to cushion the blow with its roof. He pulled himself off the shattered windshield and, unwilling to give up after one small setback, again set out to scale the wall.

This time he reached the third floor before falling. He was less fortunate than before, as he landed on his head, yet also more fortunate, as this knocked him unconscious and saved him from a third attempt.

He survived the fall, and was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital for treatment.

Lest outsiders get the wrong idea of Darwin, Australia, we include a comment from a sergeant on the Darwin Police force: "It doesn't happen every day," he said.

Luvwetcunt1000 48M
1258 posts
9/12/2005 1:24 am

I don't care, as long as sex still exists!

oscar6833 48M
1 post
9/12/2005 7:03 pm

wel not too sure whether darwin's right about all that....but your friend's definitely wrong.....mind you we aren't the only species to be evolving....and this isn't as far as we go, all species are in a constant state of evolutionary flux ...this is what darwin was putting forward and i'd like to believe it because that means that all creatures are destined to grow and change....i know i'm not making much sense but look at the ape to human jump....now if we did that what about bears...that'd be some evolutionary jump...and i'd love to see the results!!!

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