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Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#171267 Sep 11, 2013
Scrutiny wrote:
<quoted text>
You keep insisting there are these huge gaps.
They simply do not exist.
If I took 20 skulls from modern humans back to homo erectus and laid them out according to time line...
And asked you to show me a gap...
You would have no trouble showing a pretty obvious one.
Now, I place the proper skull in your gap.
You would then say "Well the new skull is still too different from the one to it's right."
I then insert the skull that fills your new gap.
You would then say "Well the new skull is still too different from the one to it's left."
I insert the skull that fills your gap.
This can go on quite a long time.... how long?
There are over 6000 human fossils that science has obtained to help study human evolution.
I could continue to fill in "missing links" for days.
Not only that, but if I asked AL... she may feel there are gaps but in completely different places that you perceive them to be. What I am saying is... to the untrained eye there may be reasonable suspicion, but this is a matter of perception.
(I am not claiming I have a trained eye for such things. If they were stars, planets, nebula and cosmic phenomena... I would be much more at home.)
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Besides, DNA is the true evolutionary smoking gun. We could plug gaps for months. There just isn't a reason to anymore.
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I am sure you have squared up with the Earth being held up by pillars. And the Earth centered universe...
Why can't evolution be the way God created man?
Ninety-five percent of the fossils are marine invertebrates, particularly shellfish. Of the remaining 5%, 95% are algae and plant fossils. Ninety-five percent of the remaining 0.25% are other invertebrates including insects. The remaining 0.0125% of fossils include all vertebrates, mostly fish. Ninety-five percent of the few land vertebrates consist of less than one bone. The fossil record is best understood as the results of a marine cataclysm (Morris, J .D., 1994). David Raup Hmm, not a lot of supporting evidence there!
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#171269 Sep 11, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
That's queer talk LMAO (LRS tm reg'd).
As is everything that comes from your mouth.
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#171270 Sep 11, 2013
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
The fact that man evolved is not "just a theory".
Sorry.
The loser doesn't understand the difference between fact and theory explaining the fact.
<quoted text>
Fact is, you can't find your "link". LMAO!
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#171271 Sep 11, 2013
I do hear the Google pages flipping by now! LMAO!

“Facts trump speculation”

Since: Dec 08

RationalState

#171272 Sep 11, 2013
Scrutiny wrote:
<quoted text>
Cool.(And apparently RACY!)
Not a singer myself. But I do play.
:)
Loose said he/she (sorry never saw any indication of your gender loose) has perfect pitch.
Or at least very close to it.
I was wondering if it was different for those gifted with superb hearing.
I don't know. The former understanding of "absolute pitch" is junk. Absolute pitch is not so absolute. Though some may approach "perfect". The simple fact is that the number (in a certain region) of neurons and the nature of their connections determines perception of pitch. There actually is "close to" absolute pitch and different degrees. The old-fashioned notion of perfect v. non-perfect as an "absolute" divide is, no longer considered valid. I'm not surprised.

“Arm the homeless!”

Since: Jul 12

The internet

#171273 Sep 11, 2013
Justice LRS wrote:
<quoted text>
Ninety-five percent of the fossils are marine invertebrates, particularly shellfish. Of the remaining 5%, 95% are algae and plant fossils. Ninety-five percent of the remaining 0.25% are other invertebrates including insects. The remaining 0.0125% of fossils include all vertebrates, mostly fish. Ninety-five percent of the few land vertebrates consist of less than one bone. The fossil record is best understood as the results of a marine cataclysm (Morris, J .D., 1994). David Raup Hmm, not a lot of supporting evidence there!
That doesn't have anything to do with what we are discussing.

Unless I am mistaken, human evolution was what we were talking about.

http://humanorigins.si.edu/research

If you were to come down with a serious illness would you want the medicine we used to treat the virus when it was originally discovered?

..... or what it has evolved into?

By the way... those vaccines are truly intelligently designed. If that helps.

“Facts trump speculation”

Since: Dec 08

RationalState

#171274 Sep 11, 2013
Justice LRS wrote:
<quoted text>
Fact is, you can't find your "link". LMAO!
Huh? Sorry loser, the weight of evidence left you behind 50 years ago. Today, it's forgone. Check the evidence, fossil and DNA.

Sorry, game is over.
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
The fact that man evolved is not "just a theory".
Sorry.
The loser doesn't understand the difference between fact and theory explaining the fact.

“Facts trump speculation”

Since: Dec 08

RationalState

#171275 Sep 11, 2013
Scrutiny wrote:
<quoted text>
That doesn't have anything to do with what we are discussing.
Unless I am mistaken, human evolution was what we were talking about.
http://humanorigins.si.edu/research
If you were to come down with a serious illness would you want the medicine we used to treat the virus when it was originally discovered?
..... or what it has evolved into?
By the way... those vaccines are truly intelligently designed. If that helps.
Good point.

Oops, I think you may have fallen into an inscrutable and obtuse "trap". LRS can explain it, I'm sure.

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#171276 Sep 11, 2013
Scrutiny,
I'm going to share something very special with you guys.
I want you to watch this video. No so much for the slide show, which you will enjoy, but mainly for the music.
You have to listen very closely and carefully and I want you to tell me what instruments you hear.
It's a Chopin Nocturne,... Opus 9 No. 1 in B flat minor to be specific.
It was written for piano, but I think it's a marimba that I am hearing, but I am not quite sure.
It's an 8 minute video, but the piece is played twice, fyi.

www.youtube.com/watch...

“Arm the homeless!”

Since: Jul 12

The internet

#171277 Sep 11, 2013
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know. The former understanding of "absolute pitch" is junk. Absolute pitch is not so absolute. Though some may approach "perfect". The simple fact is that the number (in a certain region) of neurons and the nature of their connections determines perception of pitch. There actually is "close to" absolute pitch and different degrees. The old-fashioned notion of perfect v. non-perfect as an "absolute" divide is, no longer considered valid. I'm not surprised.
Interesting.

My oldest son is a gifted guitar player.(So I am told.)
They credited his ability at such a young age to "perfect pitch".

I never really understood what that was. But man can he tune my guitars. lol.

I thought it was the ability to precisely reconstruct what he had heard.

I guess I was way off.

Thanks.

“Facts trump speculation”

Since: Dec 08

RationalState

#171278 Sep 11, 2013
loose cannon wrote:
Scrutiny,
I'm going to share something very special with you guys.
I want you to watch this video. No so much for the slide show, which you will enjoy, but mainly for the music.
You have to listen very closely and carefully and I want you to tell me what instruments you hear.
It's a Chopin Nocturne,... Opus 9 No. 1 in B flat minor to be specific.
It was written for piano, but I think it's a marimba that I am hearing, but I am not quite sure.
It's an 8 minute video, but the piece is played twice, fyi.
www.youtube.com/watch...
Indeed it is a Chopin Nocturne. But I'd rather hear Maurizio Pollini play it on the piano.

“Facts trump speculation”

Since: Dec 08

RationalState

#171279 Sep 11, 2013
Scrutiny wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting.
My oldest son is a gifted guitar player.(So I am told.)
They credited his ability at such a young age to "perfect pitch".
I never really understood what that was. But man can he tune my guitars. lol.
I thought it was the ability to precisely reconstruct what he had heard.
I guess I was way off.
Thanks.
But his pitch ability is remarkable.

But, for ha ha: J.S. Bach (modestly tongue in cheek) was quoted as responding to the question of how did he play the organ so well: "It's a matter of hitting the right key at the right time."

“Arm the homeless!”

Since: Jul 12

The internet

#171280 Sep 11, 2013
loose cannon wrote:
Scrutiny,
I'm going to share something very special with you guys.
I want you to watch this video. No so much for the slide show, which you will enjoy, but mainly for the music.
You have to listen very closely and carefully and I want you to tell me what instruments you hear.
It's a Chopin Nocturne,... Opus 9 No. 1 in B flat minor to be specific.
It was written for piano, but I think it's a marimba that I am hearing, but I am not quite sure.
It's an 8 minute video, but the piece is played twice, fyi.
www.youtube.com/watch...
I would have to agree with marimba. But I may not have come to that conclusion if you didn't suggest it. I probably would have said xylophone.

Definitely not a piano.

I think it is some type of a harp accompanying.

Either way... way weird for the subject matter in the video.

:)
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#171281 Sep 11, 2013
Scrutiny wrote:
<quoted text>
That doesn't have anything to do with what we are discussing.
Unless I am mistaken, human evolution was what we were talking about.
http://humanorigins.si.edu/research
If you were to come down with a serious illness would you want the medicine we used to treat the virus when it was originally discovered?
..... or what it has evolved into?
By the way... those vaccines are truly intelligently designed. If that helps.
And to you vertebrates have no place in the discussion? Okie dokie!

“Arm the homeless!”

Since: Jul 12

The internet

#171282 Sep 11, 2013
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
Good point.
Oops, I think you may have fallen into an inscrutable and obtuse "trap". LRS can explain it, I'm sure.
I will chew my leg off before I am caught in another!

I am taking the "It's a trick, get an axe!" stance from now on.

“Facts trump speculation”

Since: Dec 08

RationalState

#171283 Sep 11, 2013
Justice LRS wrote:
<quoted text>
And to you vertebrates have no place in the discussion? Okie dokie!
Yup! DNA is a hoax!
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#171284 Sep 11, 2013
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
Huh? Sorry loser, the weight of evidence left you behind 50 years ago. Today, it's forgone. Check the evidence, fossil and DNA.
Sorry, game is over.
<quoted text>
Good luck finding your link among that 0.0125% of fossilized vertebrates. I'd say that is GAME OVER. Oh, a monkey skull is just that, a monkey skull and nothing more. Please insert coin to try again. LMAO! And your dumbazz thought I was kidding when I asked if you were a land species or a water species. It is clear now, you belong to the primate group. Hey, can you grind an organ? HEE HEE HEE

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#171285 Sep 11, 2013
Wojar,
I did say almost perfect pitch.
A more precise term might be relative pitch, where there is a beginning reference point, such as is the case with me.
loose

“Facts trump speculation”

Since: Dec 08

RationalState

#171286 Sep 11, 2013
Scrutiny wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting.
My oldest son is a gifted guitar player.(So I am told.)
They credited his ability at such a young age to "perfect pitch".
I never really understood what that was. But man can he tune my guitars. lol.
I thought it was the ability to precisely reconstruct what he had heard.
I guess I was way off.
Thanks.
Really bizarre is that I once read that "absolute pitch" was a rare dominant trait. I think I read it in the NY Times, about 30 - 40 years ago. Totally false.

Amazing how times change, except if you're talking about "Church doctrine" which can never change, as it's "infallible".

“Arm the homeless!”

Since: Jul 12

The internet

#171287 Sep 11, 2013
Justice LRS wrote:
<quoted text>
And to you vertebrates have no place in the discussion? Okie dokie!
Sure they do.

But when most discuss human evolution the discussion generally begins after the mammalian domination of Earth. About 60 million years ago.

Well after dinosaurs.(who were also vertebrates)

You are throwing fish around. Yes, that is where vertebrates enter the arena... but it predates the existence of land creatures by millions and millions of years.

There are outstanding documentaries that cover the long term evolution of life on Earth. And the changes to Earth that pushed it along.

Such as....



That is a very general look at life. It deals more with the evolution of Earth itself. But it does clarify the distinct explosions and extinctions of life and the reasons behind them.

Worth the watch no matter what you think personally.

I am not a biologist. I have the Universe to worry about. It keeps me busy enough.

If you wanted to look at evolution alone, I am sure you could find informational documentaries exclusively about life on Earth with little effort.

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