just random bits of drivel
are we sure this is not supersport
3/30/2008 6:08:49 PM
Once a species reaches a point in evolution where survival is almost trivial, it stops evolving. Like sharks, cockroaches, or more recently, humans.
3/30/2008 6:12:02 PM
Better than you are
I wouldn't call that Fundy. Just ignorant to an extreme. For FSM's sake, though, do your own motherfucking research, Thugstar!
Ok, let's go through step by painful step, one bite at a time.
It's kind of funny. If we were so called "evolving" wouldn't we still evolve now?
Why is every human on the planet in the same stage of evolution?
Evolution takes a long time to work its magic.
Why wouldn't 1 group of people evolve less than another?
4 million years ain't a long time, dude.
Some people are still cannibals but they are just as intelligent as us.
I disagree. But that's another matter.
Do insects become humans?
What actually became humans?
We share a common ancestor with Chimpanzees.
Insects have been around since the beginning of earth though only the humans evolved?
Honestly what kind of creature was the beginning of evolution human?
I already told you that! Sheesh...
Humans as far as humans can remember have always been what we are today.
Yeah, well, we can't remember all that much, now can we? Until recently, about 3,000 years past was the limit.
Isn't it a bit too coincidental that we are at the peak of evolution?
If evolution is true it should always continue and we should turn into giants as large as mountains in a few million years because evolution believers believe humans were as large as insects before so why wouldn't we evolve into planets or something?
Evolution has limits. Limited recourses limit the size of an animal. Especially while our population continues to grow past 6 billion.
There, a new theory for you. Every planet is an evolved human.
That's just so wrong, I don't know where to begin.
3/30/2008 6:15:24 PM
Stop, just stop.
3/30/2008 6:16:09 PM
There is no such thing as the peak of evolution.
3/30/2008 6:20:30 PM
"Once a species reaches a point in evolution where survival is almost trivial, it stops evolving. Like sharks, cockroaches, or more recently, humans."
Evolution is natural, through atoms hitting genes, causing mutations. Us humans, along with cockroaches and sharks, aren't and never will be done evolving.
3/30/2008 6:20:57 PM
Morbo, if you would?
EVOLUTION DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY!
Thank you Morbo.
3/30/2008 6:23:59 PM
Actually I think he may be right that we are at the peak of evolution for our species. Then again, the dinosaurs peaked at one point too, didn't they.
Our society has whole agencies dedicated to protecting the stupid from themselves. Maybe it's time to take the warning labels off of plastic bags, the Jack Ass movies, and other forms of entertainment. Maybe it's time to put stronger rules on who's allowed to lead (like you can't lead the country if every business you've tried to run went bankrupt). Maybe it's time to let the stupid ones that ignore flood warnings, out of bounds warnings, and don't feed the bears warning, live with the consequences of their actions. But I'm afraid that if these rules came into play then it's only a small step to eugenics and fundifying of the US.
Oh well, maybe the cockroaches will have a better run at it.
3/30/2008 6:27:10 PM
I'd like to point out this YouTube video by AronRa:
Among other things, it contains some examples of evolution in humanity.
3/30/2008 6:29:45 PM
Evolution really, really, really does not work that way in the least.
3/30/2008 6:33:51 PM
hideous bitch goddess
At least this person is not being a big jerk about things he or she doesn't understand. I think this is just evidence of a woefully inadequate education, wherever he or she may be learning. It may also be that his person is very young. Hopefully, they'll get the encouragement to seek out some of these answers. The answers to the questions are not that hard to find or understand.
3/30/2008 7:01:56 PM
"It's kind of funny. If we were so called "evolving" wouldn't we still evolve now?"
Yes. Yes we would. How about that.
"Why is every human on the planet in the same stage of evolution?"
Because we're all the same species living under the same environmental pressures (within reason). You'll note that there's quite a wide range of adaptation between people in extreme environments. Inuits tend to be more compact to conserve body head whereas Africans on the plains tend to be tall and lean to help radiate their body heat. So, in a very broad sense, we aren't all "in the same stage of evolution" though I wouldn't put it quite like that if I were you.
"Why wouldn't 1 group of people evolve less than another?"
Define "less evolved."
"Some people are still cannibals but they are just as intelligent as us."
cannibalism has nothing to do with evolution nor intelligence.
"Do insects become humans?"
"What actually became humans?"
An early primate type creature.
"Insects have been around since the beginning of earth though only the humans evolved?"
Where the hell are you coming up with such ideas?
"Honestly what kind of creature was the beginning of evolution human?"
A small ape like creature that resembled an upright monkey.
"Humans as far as humans can remember have always been what we are today."
Recorded human history extends back only a few thousand years. A few thousand years is nowhere near enough time to see any major evolutionary changes. However, aside from the adaptations I pointed out above there are other more subtle forms of evolution such as a resistance to malaria.
"Isn't it a bit too coincidental that we are at the peak of evolution?"
Evolution has no "peak." Evolution is not a ladder and does not move toward some idealized organism.
"If evolution is true it should always continue and we should turn into giants as large as mountains in a few million years because evolution believers believe humans were as large as insects before so why wouldn't we evolve into planets or something?"
Good god. That's quite a misunderstanding you've got there.
"There, a new theory for you. Every planet is an evolved human."
Now you're just being facetious. Right? Right?
3/30/2008 7:02:32 PM
I have a new theory, home schooling makes idiots.....oh thats would be a law.
3/30/2008 7:09:10 PM
"Do insects become humans? What actually became humans? Insects have been around since the beginning of earth though only the humans evolved? Honestly what kind of creature was the beginning of evolution human?"
Sheesh, I think I'm going to be ill from this torrent of aggressive ignorance. For goodness' sake, READ SOME SCIENCE BOOKS! Heck, even the little introductory books on paleontology and anthropology for elementary-school kids answer all these questions and many more. Start with those and work your way up to the junior high school level.
3/30/2008 7:09:41 PM
No. Dinosaur evolution never actually peaked, it's just that they happened to be wiped out by an asteriod. They didn't actually start giong downhill or being outcompeted.
Not only that, they didn't completely die out either; the birds survived and thus dinosaurs are still alive and doing quite well. And evolving, too.
3/30/2008 7:23:50 PM
Yes, and we are. Because there is no way to measure evolution, we're all at the same stage because we've all been evolving for the same amount of time.
No, since evolution takes a while and the current theory says we all only spread out from Africa a few million years ago or something.
Cannibals are probably not as intelligent as us. Besides, you might be thinking of civilization. Their social structure hasn't evolved the same way as ours.
Ape-like creatures which diverged into chimps and humans.
No, insects haven't, they evolved too.
An ape-like ancestor.
No, actually, we've changed slightly due to the agricultural revolution and other things that shifted the load onto our brains. I think we're supposed to be getting taller?
There is no peak, the way technology is evolving, we're definitely still going to be evolving for a while.
It should, and you're not giving any good proof that it isn't. It is just very fucking slow.
No, we evolve to the optimal size, and the size range we have is pretty good.
Evolutionists have never thought that humans were insects.
No, because planets are not alive. They do not reproduce.
You fucking moron.
3/30/2008 7:40:10 PM
Everything is at the "peak of evolution" at any point in time. Humans and slime mold are equally "evolved". Populations change when the change is favored for survival. If it isn't needed, they don't change.
3/30/2008 7:43:27 PM
"Every planet is an evolved human."
Just the other day, our good friend, Saturn, dropped by for a visit. He's a lovely planet, but those damned rings... Knocked over one of my favourite vases and broke it into a billion pieces! I'm still miffed, but we had a nice time, with scones and tea, anyway.
Now Uranus is another story. I know he was teased about his name in school, but he has a chip on his shoulder. Just a bad attitude. He's not allowed in our house.
3/30/2008 8:05:38 PM
Verdict, you don't understand the theory of evolution.
3/30/2008 8:11:27 PM
Every "critical question" that he asks, reveals that he simply has no idea what evolution is.
3/30/2008 8:21:50 PM
Because we don't need to.
3/30/2008 8:22:05 PM
Oh, FFS... We ARE evolving. You're just pissed because you're getting left behind by the Evolutionary Bus.
3/30/2008 8:24:48 PM
Grand Archblasphemer of York
We ARE still evolving! Not all humans are necessarily at the same "stage" of evolution, because evolution occurs in steps, tiny trait variations, that become more pronounced in later populations according to how those traits help fill an environmental niche. (For instance, if AIDS becomes a full-blown epidemic, those who have the alleles that prevent AIDS from working effectively would have an advantage over other humans, and that trait would become predominant throughout the species).
You are thinking that evolving means that something becomes inherently better, when it all it means is that they are more suited for their environment. As such, you could argue any number of ways what constitutes "more" or "less" evolved on a universal scale, but it would be of little avail.
Every species has evolved. You are thinking that humans are the endpoint of evolution, and they are NOT.
3/30/2008 8:37:13 PM
I call poe given the source is gamefaqs and I refuse to believe a person this ignorant could use a computer.
3/30/2008 8:41:54 PM
"Why wouldn't 1(sic) group of people evolve less than another?"
They're still superstitious.
3/30/2008 8:56:12 PM