Re: virus: Free thought and control

Sodom (
Thu, 16 Oct 1997 11:47:07 -0400

chardin wrote:

> Well, guys I hate to break it to you but it is still the THEORY of
> evolution. You're putting too much faith in a few of your priests.
> While we are at it, did any one see the Nova special a few years ago
> about Johanson's finding of "Lucy?" My husband and I were watching
> that show and learned some interesting things:
> 1) Lucy was not found all of a piece. She was found scattered
> throughout the tundra--something like over a mile or more. She was
> found in a ravine where other bones had washed down.
> 2) When Johanson tried to put the bones together they did not fit.
> Why did they not fit? Brainstorm: must have been crushed under
> tons of rocks for years and years--took both leg bones to his shop
> and "sawed" them to make them fit. Did this right on public TV.
> Must be a form of self-deception--didn't try to hide it at all. Gave
> "saw bones" a new meaning.
> You've got n ape-woman alright. Ape bones and human bones all put
> together in some sort of weird conglomeration--and you call this
> science! It takes a lot of faith to believe this junk. There was a
> time when I thought "Lucy" was found in proximity, all
> together--maybe not as neatly as the petrified folks at Pompeii, but
> I thought at least there was this creature whose bones, while maybe
> not exactly together, were at least in a logical proximity to one
> another--huh! But it is amazing when one wants to find something so
> badly either for love of his work or for career motiviations all
> things are possible, but could we apply some reason here?

You are wrong Chardin, Evolution is a fact, some particulars are a
theory. We have witnessed evolution over and over again. In our sentient
time here it has happened and is happening. We see it in everything from
the smallest biological units, to human beings. You've got to get over
the evolution thing, it is real.

As for Lucy, she is now only one of many, and she is far pre-human - 4
million years or so. her existence alone, even pasted and chopped
together is a lot closer to reality than thousands of years of hearsay
and divine inspiration. The body of evidence is immense, even without
Lucy. Polar bears alone have only existed since the last ice age when
they evolved from Grizleys. Moths in the northern US have changed color
to match pollution trends. Disease has evolved to defeat anti-biotics in
weeks. In fact, small organisms constantly pick up DNA along the way of
they lives, and add it to their own. Sometimes this is deadly, sometimes
it causes a great leap in survival capabilities.

I'm sorry if you don't like evolution, but it has been shown to be
accurate in millions of independent investigations. you might as well
argue that the Sun does not exist and is just in our imagination.

No offense, but you need to put prejiduce aside to see it. Even the Pope
believe in evolution. Also, many religious people can find space for
evolution when taking the bible as a tool for understanding humanity,
not reality.

I truly do not wish to anger you