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Discussion in 'Religious Issues' started by Roering, Aug 9, 2012.
You got it.
Maybe not. 
I've seen a few direct descendants of this rudolfensis human. I always heard the red noses were caused by alcohol, but I was never convinced of that. No, sir.
What in this article states or even implies that modern H. Sapiens didn't evolve from earlier primates?
So there was not one Adam and Eve but several Adams and Eves who eventually interbred to form homo sapiens. That means there was no Garden of Eden.
From the article....
"The research adds to a growing body of evidence that runs counter to the popular perception that there was a linear evolution from early primates to modern humans."
That only suggests that it was non-linear, not that we didn't evolve from primates.
Popular perception and scientific reality are frequently two different things.
Fairly simple explanation of evolutionary genome sequencing.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXdQRvSdLAs"]Genome sequencing leaves Creationists unable to respond - YouTube[/ame]
Did you just post positive scientific proof of how we evolved from primates as presented by a Roman Catholic theist as inarguable and conclusive!?!?
I award you 100 interwebs!
The human race almost died out about 75,000 years ago, when a near-extinction level event, probably the eruption of an Indonsian super volcano, killed off much of the then-Africa bound human race down to just 5,000 or so females of breeding age.
Every human being alive today is descended from at least one, probably many more than one, of those females.
Go back farther and those 5,000 females themselves probably had one female ancestor that all of their family trees could be traced back through. "Eve".
That is also, by the way, approximately when mankind invented clothing, and I suspect the two are related. It got really, really cold during a prolonged "Volcanic Winter" in Africa.
I think that "Eden" was a time about 15 - 25,000 years ago, when the glaciation of the last ice age was at peak and sea levels were about 450 feet lower than today.
That would have made what was now the Persian Gulf a lush marshland, teeming with game. The Euphrates River would have been a River all the way to what is now the Strait of Hormuz of "threatened-oil-shipment-chokepoint" fame.
To the hunter-gatherers of the time, which described the entire human race at that time, this would have been "Eden" to hunter-gatherers.
I think that being "cast out of Eden" is the story of the glaciers melting, the seas rising, and the oceans inundating the valley of the Euphrates, and drowning "Eden".
The victors write history......
Whoever wrote the article doesn't understand the theory very well. I was taught in physical anthropology class almost a decade ago (and it was old news then) about the richness and diversity of the evolutionary tree. The author is describing the popular picture progression from monkey to man and assuming it accurately depicts our evolutionary history. It doesn't.
Hypothesized to be the Garden of Eden.
I posted a video in another thread which shows we are a hybrid species, having absorbed Neanderthal and other protohumans.
So what happened to the flaming swords?
The metabolic costs of growing flaming swords turned out to be too high, the advantage was not enough to offset the added energy needs and extra food required to sustain them, so that was an evolutionary dead end... Evolution selected that for extinction.
So it wasn't cuts in the defense budget triggered by an out of control deficit?