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(The Atlantic Wire)   If the thought of descending from apes make creationists retch, wait until they hear that scientists now think humans descended from rats   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 20
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2013-02-07 08:41:49 PM
6 votes:
Its really more about descent from common ancestry. That's the highest form of patriotic.
2013-02-08 12:05:05 AM
3 votes:

aerojockey: I always liked the creationist logic.

Me: "What's so bad about being descended from apes? How do you know that wasn't God's plan?"

Creationist: "Because being descended from apes deprecates the value of human life; they are making us out to be animals. That's why I believe in the story of Genesis literally."

Me: "But in Genesis, God said, 'Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return'. Does it really deprecate human life more to be descended from apes than it does to be descended from dust?"

Creationist: "...."

But seriously, setting aside the religion chat, this is a pretty cool story.  Mammal relationships has really been a sticky point for a long time and this isn't going to make it any better.  More accurate, but also more sticky, since it refutes a lot of common knowledge.



If we were created from dust, then why is there still dust?
2013-02-08 05:06:34 AM
2 votes:
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2013-02-07 11:10:11 PM
2 votes:

namatad: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pikaia

Pikaia is not impressed


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Pika... nyaa?
2013-02-07 08:49:00 PM
2 votes:
Wait until they find out we're descended from amoebas.
2013-02-08 06:51:30 AM
1 votes:
That's not what I heard....
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2013-02-08 06:12:35 AM
1 votes:

Victoly: namatad: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pikaia

Pikaia is not impressed

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Pika... nyaa?


i47.tinypic.com
2013-02-08 02:06:54 AM
1 votes:
If you could convince creationists that the rats were Mormon, they would be all over that shiat.
2013-02-08 02:06:03 AM
1 votes:
keep pretending theories are facts, morans.
2013-02-08 12:49:16 AM
1 votes:

UsikFark: The bible needs some serious retcon-reboot work. Why not remake it all with some edgy counter-terrorism plot lines?


Well, they tried to remake it as a Western.
2013-02-08 12:33:17 AM
1 votes:

tinyarena: Boy all the rats are gonna be real pissed when they hear this.
"They get to drive?  And all we get is moldy cheese?!  Thanks a BUNCH evolution!"


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All Ralph had to do was ask
2013-02-08 12:31:12 AM
1 votes:
Boy all the rats are gonna be real pissed when they hear this.
"They get to drive?  And all we get is moldy cheese?!  Thanks a BUNCH evolution!"
2013-02-07 11:55:54 PM
1 votes:

davidphogan: I'm sitting at a bar next to a creationist as I post this. A real living creationist in Portland. Obviously I'm getting a kick out of that headline, and half tempted to use it to start an argument.


I deal with a petroleum engineer on pretty regular basis who is a young Earth creationist. The mental gymnastics performed by this dude is astounding.
2013-02-07 11:47:07 PM
1 votes:
Uh, we are apes. Just less hairy than the other ones.

/with some exceptions
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2013-02-07 10:55:39 PM
1 votes:
So Splinter wasn't a mutation, but a genetic regression?
2013-02-07 10:47:04 PM
1 votes:
DAMMIT.

I was hoping for eels.

REALLY hoping for eels.

/don't want to talk about it
2013-02-07 10:37:18 PM
1 votes:
Did they find the fossilized remains of mitochondrial Minnie Mouse?

I foresee another reboot of Battlestar Galactica in the wings....
2013-02-07 10:35:18 PM
1 votes:
If the thought of descending from apes make creationists retch, wait until they hear that scientists now think humans descended from rats.

Wait until they hear about number agreement.
2013-02-07 09:35:37 PM
1 votes:

ajgeek: What do you call 1000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?


A slow start.
2013-02-07 08:58:25 PM
1 votes:

thermo: davidphogan: I'm sitting at a bar next to a creationist as I post this. A real living creationist in Portland. Obviously I'm getting a kick out of that headline, and half tempted to use it to start an argument.

How do you know he's a creationist, is he wearing a sign?


He told me last time we talked. Really nice guy, but he was really offended I don't agree with him and want really interested in reading the multiple books he swore would convince me.
 
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