Athiests should be comforted that the discovery of a skeleton of a race of humans different than ours was found. Now we know that creationism is wrong, evolution is right. Its hard to believe we are still arguing this, but maybe now it will stop.
This skeleton evidence suggests this other race lived alongside us. Maybe we interacted a bit.
so take heart athiests - we may be in the minority but we are right. This is the way it allways has to be - any new thing, every step in evolution, has to have a minority that comes along before they become a majority. A few differnt ones at first, often declared to be freaks and are killed, eventually are accepted and may even take over if their qualities are superior. We do want the human race to continuie to improve, right? so when a new idea or trait comes along, lets embrace it instead of trying to bury it and ignore it, or kill it.
We [atheists] may be attacked now, by christians who are feeling very insecure now that one of the cornerstones of their doctrines has been crushed. I hope we will avoid conflict,
I hope we respond to any attacks with grace and goodwill, understanding and even sympathy 'for their loss'. Remember that a defeat brings on some hostile responses at times, and it will die down with time. Lets give them a bit of room, they have a tendancy to become violent.
I cant help it,the sarcasm, forgive me!!
- its all those centuries of crimes against humanity by christians that drives my scorn. All that fear, guilt, humility and so on, it twisted me up pretty badly in early life. I was really afraid of god and the devil, and I was convinced by christians that I was evil. Every night I thought I would "die before I wake" as in that awfull prayer we used to say. So its just something I have to work out.
This evolutionary evidence is vendetta material that says "you are wrong" to the multitudes of authority figures who persecuted me, whom I used to fear.
Volcanic eruptions may have played a critical part in the development of early life. Scientists have found that a toxic gas often ejected by volcanoes can help link amino acids into short chains called peptides, the simple precursors of proteins.
In the study, Reza Ghadiri of the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, and colleagues exposed a watery solution of amino acids to poisonous carbonyl sulfide fumes. Even at room temperature, the gas helped amino acids join into groups of twos or threes. The reaction also occurred in seawater, while the addition of metals to the solution made the linking go even faster.
Reported in the journal Science, the experiment is among the few to demonstrate the formation of peptides in conditions common on early Earth. The finding suggests terrestrial volcanoes as well as undersea hydrothermal vents might well be cradles of life.
thats news story is the beginning of life on earth. From there, we can see a clear path all the way to single celled organisims.And from those came we. there was lots of time, unimaginable time. It is scary to know how long life has been on earth... The first steps took 3 billion years , all those 100s of years just trying to combine an amino acid, 100s of those centuries, and thats just part of one million years, and there is a 1000 of them in a billion. See? Its just plain scary.
Lots of time. Time for chaos. Time for everything to happen.
We still have a billion years left.Thats unimaginable.So it is wise to burn all our oil up in just 150 years? [had to slip that in there!]
So volcanoes and lightning and amino acids. Then us. We still need to get those amino acids in our diets!! [hemp seed is the ultimate source for omega 1 2 &3 amoino acids][but they wont say so will they!]. [had to get that in there too].
And don't we still love watching volcanoes and lightning storms!!
More brilliant debate from the creationist who demand proof of evolution but live by some silly story told in the book of Simon Says and Simon Says the Universe is only 6000 yrs old, more great comedy lol!
Never said darwin has ALL the answers but at least he gave an honest account without the dogma of of some presumptuous fairy tale! Not one thing in the bible is accountable for anything it says! It has no proofs and does not try to give them, yet a whole group of stooges try to push thier book of bull on the rest of the world at the point of a gun! At least Darwinist do not try to force thier opinions on others !
lol! You creationist are always making up stories! I don't remember anyone pointing a gun at the people who voted in the Science of evolution ! It seems to me a was a proper debate with intellectual skills at work ! No Inquisition no Crusades no forced entry ! Evolution as we new it was simply a common sense approach to some good questions! The bible however is little more then a book of lies meant to decieve and control! There is not one thing based on reality in all of it, simply forced consensis and brainwashing!