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Go to: God Delusion- Markella Hatziano

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I admire the sentiment, but the music is f***in' awful. It reminds me too much of various religious attempts to get down with the kids, maaan...

Don't get me wrong, I love *good* dance music (I'm a DJ) but give me "Imagine" over this, any day!

Mon, 04 Jan 2010 12:00:00 UTC | #428276

Go to: Casey Luskin: Let's restore civility to the debate on evolution and intelligent design

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I agree SomersetJohn! It's a lot more productive than trading insults ;)

Sun, 15 Nov 2009 13:09:00 UTC | #413565

Go to: Elaine Morgan says we evolved from aquatic apes

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From comment #401932 by decius (my bold)

Additionally, the associated strata were most likely produced within the context of a heavily forested, flood plain environment.

What happens in flood plains? ;)

Not conclusive, I know, just worth a thought...

Sun, 02 Aug 2009 23:42:00 UTC | #384466

Go to: Elaine Morgan says we evolved from aquatic apes

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It seems to me that some of the objections to Elaine Morgan's ideas are missing the point. She is not, as I understand it, claiming that we share a lineage with other aquatic animals, merely that we share certain phenotypic features with them which other primates do not. Her proposed explanation is that for some period in our evolutionary history it was advantageous for us to be better adapted to aquatic environments, e.g. for the acquisition of food.

Are we better adapted to aquatic environments than other primates?

We certainly seem to be. Not perfectly adapted, but better adapted.

Is that an accident, coincidence or the result of selection pressures at some point in our evolutionary history?

I don't know, but I think it's worthy of consideration. None of the evidence against AAT/H that I've read so far is particularly convincing as a rebuttal of the idea.

Sun, 02 Aug 2009 23:19:00 UTC | #384463

Go to: Jerry Coyne's 'Seeing and Believing' with responses

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Superb satire by Sam Harris, and devastatingly effective it is too. Thank you for putting a smile on my face.

Wed, 04 Feb 2009 03:06:00 UTC | #318504

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