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I never say anything without having the evidence to back it up. If you want I have a list of criteia here that suggest a Divine Authorship of the Bible:
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* The fact that there is only one race, i.e. the Human Race or Adam's Race (Human Genome Project). If I am not mistaken, evolution says that the people groups on Earth evolved from different ape like creatures sometime in the distant past; hence, there would be different races.

The Tiny Saint, Internet Infidels 6 Comments [4/1/2004 12:00:00 AM]
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Papabear

You *are* mistaken.

3/1/2006 1:13:50 AM

Crosis

Well, he's right about there being only one race - genetically speaking, there's not enough difference between whites, blacks, and Asians to consider them separate races. However, his last sentence is about as far from the truth as can be. In fact, I'm not sure evolution could even allow something like that (two species merging) to happen. I may be wrong on the last point, but that particular mode of evolution seems far less likely than divergence of species.

3/1/2006 2:23:44 AM

Julian


Well let's see - different homonoids did evolve from different apes, although needless to say the entire homo genus did have a common ape ancestor. What's the betting people, is this guy homo habilus or homo ergaster?

3/1/2006 4:21:19 AM

Papabear

Re: #19812
Indeed racial differences are very slight and the term race is pretty much useless as racial definitions can't be established.
My point was just that his idea of evolution saying the \"races\" evolved from different ape-like creatures is mistaken. I think all \"racial\" traits evolved much more recently.

3/1/2006 6:18:40 AM

David D.G.

What's even more ludicrous than the final assertion is that the post begins with the comment, \"I never say anything without having the evidence to back it up\" -- and then he makes this wild claim, with no evidence presented (or, of course, available for real, at least not from any reputable source). He even implies that he is quite shaky on the subject -- so much for being able to \"back up\" everything he says!


~David D.G.

3/1/2006 3:34:58 PM

Caphi

You're mistaken, yes. Have a nice day, door to your left.

3/1/2006 4:09:37 PM
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