Quote# 54658

The idea of people and trees being related is stupid because there is no scientific, empirical evidence that supports it. Are there fossils that bear aspects of human beings and non-living things, like rocks and trees? It's bad enough to say that humans evolved from other living creatures, but to say that living creatures and inanimate objects evolved from the same unicellular organism....? True evidence, please?

ericloza, Atheist Central (Ray Comfort's blog) 40 Comments [12/21/2008 9:32:04 PM]
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Mrs. Antichrist

Actually yes, there are fossils that contain plants... which ARE living things, in case you missed that memo.

We have roughly 60% of the same DNA as most plant life. We share a common ancestor with plants, monkeys, apes, dogs, bacteria, fungus and every other living thing on the planet. If that bothers you, too damn bad.

Rocks are certainly not living things, so of course they don't fossilize... they do contain fossils, though.

12/21/2008 9:36:06 PM


http://fstdt.com/fundies/comments.aspx?q=54607 Dupe.

12/21/2008 9:36:20 PM



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12/21/2008 9:37:33 PM


That's a pretty quick repost.

12/21/2008 9:45:46 PM

Deep Search

We are all made of stars.

12/21/2008 9:46:26 PM


A tree is not an inanimate object asshole. Plants and animals share much of the basic machinery of life. Humans and bananas share 25% of their genome.

12/21/2008 9:50:36 PM


Trees are alive.

12/21/2008 9:59:00 PM


Nobody said inanimate objects evolved from unicellular organisms, although that is true in the limited case of cadavers.

12/21/2008 10:01:55 PM


Repost. From this very PAGE. XD

12/21/2008 10:23:38 PM


O_o the stupid is strong with this one...

12/21/2008 10:50:49 PM


As frightening as you Fundies may find your sharing almost 99% of your DNA with chimpanzees, you share nearly 60% of your DNA with the nearest plant.

The best current theory is that the first living organisms evolved from self-replicating proteins. The worst idea still in play is that a god, for whom there is no evidence, created everything in 6 days.

12/21/2008 10:56:11 PM


Can you try to get your brain around that no one is saying inanimate objects are related to living things? Fossils aren't rocks. Read a frigging science book instead of fundie bullshit for a change.

12/21/2008 11:04:08 PM

Pule Thamex

Holly says, "Thank you berry much, and she'll be rooting for yew". Knot.

12/21/2008 11:18:29 PM


Um....trees and other plants are living things. And nobody says that people are related to rocks or anything else that's not alive.

Epic fail.

12/21/2008 11:23:44 PM


True evidence, please?

You mean evidence you wont ignore, write off as biased or post a link to some website which states openly that they refuse to accept any contradictory evidence 'disproving' said contradictory evidence? Sorry, it doesnt exist.

12/21/2008 11:45:08 PM


"Dr" Kent Hovind has come to you, right? The whole "Trees are not living" thing gave you away.

12/22/2008 4:17:25 AM


Someone needs a $20 microscope from Toys'R'Us. FFS, has he never seen a vegetable grow?

12/22/2008 4:55:57 AM


Is it just me, or have there been a lot more reposts lately than usual?

12/22/2008 5:08:48 AM


"The idea of people and trees being related is stupid because there is no scientific, empirical evidence that supports it."

It's Samuel L. Jackson Time:

"DNA motherfucker have you heard of it?!?!?"

12/22/2008 11:08:29 AM


I hope you have realised that trees are actually alive. Just because it doesn't move around doesn't mean its lifeless. Trees are more like us than rocks are. There is a lot of empirical evidence. If you had done any essays for biology classes you would have come across plenty evidence in the form of journal articles with graphs, pictures & all sorts of proof. Years & books of proof.

12/22/2008 11:31:23 AM

Mister Spak

I think you are related to the banana becuse you have similar intelligence.

12/22/2008 12:53:36 PM


This sort of level of ignorance about what evolution actually is shouldn't surprise anyone.

12/22/2008 3:32:20 PM

El Guapo

We have the same genetic code as plants, use the same 20 amino acids in our proteins, have nearly identical mitotic and meiotic processes, have cells that are surrounded by membranes made of a phospholipid bilayer, have mitochondria, have ribsomes with subunits encoded by genes with enormous sequence similarity, and additionally, have structural identity in the architecture of those ribosomes.

@Pule Thamex: Very pithy.

12/22/2008 3:52:46 PM


Non... Living... things .....

My head hurts

12/22/2008 5:56:53 PM

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