Originally posted by jaywillWell, unless you can find definitive proof for Creation, I think schools should teach theories based on some form of evidence.
Do some human governments mandate the that all children in thier society be indoctrinated to believe we are have an relationship of descent with apes?
Do some government sanction only evolutionary descent of human beings from ape like progenitors?
I wonder if some countries need a constitutional philosophy of the seperation of Ape and State.
Originally posted by SquelchbelchDon't bother jaywill with evidence. He's already sold his stake in the real world for a fiction. A sad waste really.
Well, unless you can find definitive proof for Creation, I think schools should teach theories based on some form of evidence.
Such as evidence for the so-called "missing link"
Or early European settlers, fossils of which are 30,000 years old
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But then I doubt you're really interested, since the Earth is only 6000 years old!
Originally posted by jaywillWhat - a mysterious disease that raises & broadens the brows, reduces the size of the brain cavity & alters the jaw-line over several thousands of years?
Hold on. Creation verses descent from apes?
What if the fossils of "ape men" are really fossils of degenerated men - men with diseases in their bones?
Rather than progression we might have evidence of [b]degeneration. I know of one scientist who has explored that possibility.
Rather than fossils of pre-humans we might be seeing fossils of diseased and degenerating humans.[/b]
Originally posted by jaywillThat is precisely because as scientific advances broaden our knowledge, we have a greater understanding of the risks from events such as asteroid collisions.
When I was a kid there was not much talk about Killer Comets and Killer Gas and other world wide catastrophies wiping out species in one blow. There was some talk about little mammals eating up dinosaur eggs.
Originally posted by jaywillSome things may well change.
If you are so excited about scientific advances are you not concerned that everything you believe today may be shown to be false 800 years from now ?