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Comment 157 by Seashore :

"Well flesh out your views. What are your views? How do you go from not knowing where matter came from to get to those views?"

Thank you for asking. I was a member of a fundamentalist religion. I woke up and left not only the religion but the Bible as well. I started all over again. I read all that I could and kept an open mind.

One day I was looking out my kitchen window and looked at the trees and birds and all the living things out there and wondered; could all these things have come about on their own? Could the bird who was building her nest and cared for her young, as I also did for mine, be only the product of evolution? Is love, what I felt for my children, the product of evolution? Also, why did other animals have hair all over their bodies but besides having hair all over my body I had hair that kept growing on my head? How nice it was that I am able to comb my hair into various styles. But...

What evolutionary advantage did my ancestors have because the hair on their head kept growing? Why do I enjoy music, dance, the stars, and all manner of learning but my little counterparts in the field do not? The unanswered questions kept coming...finally:

Why am I so different? I came to only one conclusion: my existence resulted from a different path than theirs.

Actually you are similar to every other animal. Four limbs, a head with a face and ears, connected to a trunk. The cellular structure and organs in your body are pretty much all the same as other animals. The main difference is our brains. Many other creatures have better versions of organs than we do, eyes, ears, noses etc, we lucked out with brains.

I almost forgot to mention that we are all coded by the same language, DNA.

Wed, 29 Jun 2011 01:39:51 UTC | #844198