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A species is defined by the ability to interbreed. The definition isn't perfect, but you're still wrong.
1/15/2009 10:30:08 PM
1/15/2009 10:35:04 PM
Please learn basic classification.
Black bears and polar bears are still bears. They just look different. Just like humans. Just because the bear is black in stead of white doesn't mean it's not a bear any more.
1/15/2009 10:35:08 PM
Wouldn't that make us different breeds?
1/15/2009 10:38:42 PM
Change the record!
1/15/2009 10:40:50 PM
Supersport. Still there, still wrong.
1/15/2009 10:42:08 PM
Homo Sapiens and Homo Neandertalensis are the taxonomic names.
Same genus, different species.
1/15/2009 10:42:45 PM
@ Wrath --
Except black bears and polar bears are different species. All humans in the species Homo sapiens sapiens are more closely genetically related to each other than domesticated chickens are to other domesticated chickens. (Black bears vs. polar bears are one of the favorite "variation within a 'kind'" bullshit topics of the creationists...)
1/15/2009 10:42:52 PM
Professor M: Ah! Thank you for educating me on that. :3
1/15/2009 10:43:47 PM
...scientists have long called black people monkeys. shame.
Citation. Right now.
1/15/2009 10:46:47 PM
Epic fail, as usual.
1/15/2009 10:49:12 PM
Rat of Steel
As I've said before, unless it's being used to describe a Mitsubishi Lancer, the term "evo" is utterly meaningless; then again, I don't expect from Supersport very much that's meaningful.
*rates it a 5, then moves along to the next post*
1/15/2009 10:51:57 PM
Someone doesn't understand evolution. Surprise, surprise.
1/15/2009 10:57:40 PM
@Rat of Steel: Maybe he just likes Chevys too much.
1/15/2009 11:00:47 PM
scientists have long called black people monkeys.
No, racist hillbillies say that. I've never heard of a scientist saying any such thing. I do, however, know that a few hundred years ago Christians used to claim that they weren't Human/didn't have a soul, in part as justification for the slave trade.
1/15/2009 11:05:32 PM
Supes here is a moron. Neanderthals had 48 chromosones, humans have 46.
1/15/2009 11:11:11 PM
Sigh. Genetically, the neanderthal doesn't share enough DNA with modern humans to be classified as the same species. Asians, blacks, whites, etc. may have different physical characteristics, but genetically, humans are incredibly homogenized, meaning that the differences in DNA between people of seemingly opposite races is 99.999~% the same. People of different races are capable of breeding with one another, which makes all of us the same species. A human and a neanderthal would not be able to produce a viable offspring -- ergo, different species.
And it is perfectly clear that ToE is a racist theory at its core.....scientists have long called black people monkeys. shame.
Oh hello straw man.
1/15/2009 11:13:35 PM
"WAH WAH EVOLUTION IS RACIST!"
*next topic made by this person*
"FAGGOTS ARE DISGUSTING VERMIN AND SHOULD BE ARRESTED!"
1/15/2009 11:29:53 PM
I feel deficient in my knowledge of science. But a quote from supersport makes me feel much better.
1/15/2009 11:47:20 PM
Look at a Neanderthal skull compared to a Homo sapien skull. You should be able to understand pictures, right?
1/15/2009 11:53:58 PM
1/15/2009 11:55:04 PM
@wackadoodle: The belief that evolutionary theory is racist (and consequent openness to and sometimes acceptance of creationism) was quite popular in liberal circles in the post-war years based on the erroneous belief that it caused the Holocaust. This clip
from Jacob Bronowski's classic documentary "The Ascent of Man" debunks that better than I ever could. More recently, creationism has become so intimately associated with the far right that anyone who'd be swayed by the "evolutionary theory is racist" argument wouldn't go near it on principle. It's an irrelevant relic that just serves to show how out of touch with reality creationists actually are.
No scientist has ever called people (black or otherwise) monkeys, merely stated that 25 million years ago there lived an animal whose modern-day descendants include both humans and monkeys. The fact that Homo sapiens sapiens
is one of the most genetically homogeneous of all animal species is a powerful argument against racism.
1/16/2009 12:01:37 AM
"scientists have long called black people monkeys."
Um, no, that'd be *racists*.
So much fail in so few sentences...
1/16/2009 12:03:23 AM
You seem to be extraordinarily ignorant.
1/16/2009 12:06:20 AM
Recently they found enough Neanderthal dna to know they couldn't interbreed with us. But they wore clothes, made tools and buried their dead with keepsakes.
It's sad. We may have even killed them off
1/16/2009 12:09:30 AM
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