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Go to: Any other former Muslims out there?

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In any case, I'm glad you're one of the Muslims and you have a brave enough to challenge the apostasy? I wish you long life and successful. If it were more like you, you would not find al-Qaeda

= In any case I am happy that you are one of the Muslims encouraged Kevin to break this Qnon Alhaddu ... Otman you a long and successful life! If more people like you, did not have problems such as the commander in the Middle Alawst.

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 15:23:35 UTC | #937015

Go to: Welcome to Science

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Good stuff...

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 17:09:56 UTC | #936740

Go to: How Social Interaction and Teamwork Led to Human Intelligence

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                 I'd say that the precision tools that evolved on the ends of *Habilis* forelimbs contributed just as much to our bigger brains as did the development of language.

Chimps have oposable thumbs, not with the dexterity we have but fully able to use many a tool.

Advanced language came with the FOX- p2 gene.

How To Shut Up Pesky Creationists -

ID proved wrong - We have 46 chromosomes, all other apes have 48

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK3O6KYPmEw

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 17:02:40 UTC | #936738

Go to: How Social Interaction and Teamwork Led to Human Intelligence

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There is only 20,000 years between the invention of the bow and arrow and the moon landing.

The genetic difference between humans and apes is less than 2%, sure our brains are 2 times the size, however we share all the same components.

There jaw muscle attached to the top of there skulls, restricting the brain cage. Our brains exploded in size due to a single genetic mutation (2.4 million years ago) in a muscle, not the brain. That mutation happened in the attachment of the jaw muscle to our skulls, which gave birth to advanced language (foxp2 gene); and the increased size of our brains. How do you compete with other primates/hominids if you will lose in jaw to jaw combat, sticks, stones and communication. Not to mention giving birth to very needy offspring, that remain juvenile for very long periods. (From "The Human Ape" NatGeo I think on youtube)

"Scientists have discovered proof that the evolution of intelligence and larger brain sizes can be driven by cooperation and teamwork"

Intelligence perhaps, but not larger brain size directly; the jaw muscle and a squishy brain cage til 3-5 yrs old. Repetitive behavior is proved to grow connections, but size I don't think so.

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:44:34 UTC | #936732

Go to: Faith: A Barrier to Rational Thought (Podcast)

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I've always thought religion is a display of arrogance.

Ignorance masquarading as arrogance perhaps

Sat, 21 Apr 2012 01:24:12 UTC | #936161

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