Historically... How old IS Humanity?
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“God Is Love”

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#62 Mar 27, 2008
Christian Science Teacher wrote:
Found this thread looking to track down the rumor that some morons in Oklahoma passed a law that a teacher has to give a student a passing grade if he or she answers 6000 years to the "how old is the earth" question. I recall that some bozo named Bishop Usher "proved" that man is 4000 years old by counting generations in teh bible and that the earth was "created" in October. Pretty funny stuff - even if you only have a room temperature IQ.
Some issues for the non-creationists - first, I think monkey-boy is yanking your chain. No one is that stupid unless it's on purpose. Also, "c" is the speed of light not its velocity. Velocity is a vector quantity meaning speed and direction. Finally,remember, God has a sense of humor, I know, I just had lunch with Him and he told this great joke about a creationist, a rabbi and jockey in a bar. Ta die for!
I think that was a failed attempt at satire.

God bless you

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

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#63 Mar 27, 2008
ImNoMonkey wrote:
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I think that was a failed attempt at satire.
God bless you
And Dod bless YOU.

Or Gog-- as you please.
Ana

UK

#64 Jan 31, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Silly.
As anyone with brains knows, the Universe was created Last Tuesday, at 4pm GMT.
Everyone in it, complete with implanted memories, and so on.
That means, as of this writing, the Universe is 2 Days Old.
(of course, it all gets re-created AGAIN, Next Tuesday...)
WHAT????????? I don't get it wat do u mean and where did u get that information that you wrotte from??????
My history teacher asked us to find out how old is human existence and how old is the world ????
And I don't know......

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#66 Jan 31, 2013
Fossil Bob gave you a very good answer on the first page:
Fossil Bob wrote:
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What do you mean by "documentation"?
What do you mean by "civilization"?
What do you mean by "human existence"?
Documentation: Forms of writing have been found that date back 5000-8000 years (Egypt about 5,000 yrs, Mesopotamia about 6,000 yrs, and some fragments from other places that may date back 7-8,000 yrs).
Civilization: Cities? The oldest date back about 9,000 to possibly 11,000 years (Catal Huyuk, Jericho).
Human existence: Depends on where one draws the line...Homo sapiens (us) has been around more that 100,000 years.
The Earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old.

You're welcome.

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#67 Jan 31, 2013
Ana wrote:
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WHAT????????? I don't get it wat do u mean and where did u get that information that you wrotte from??????
My history teacher asked us to find out how old is human existence and how old is the world ????
And I don't know......
Hmph!

I thought the Brits had a highly-refined sense of humor!

Ana, there are REPUTABLE places to find this type of information (other than Topix, that is...).

Wikipedia is a good place to start.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

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#68 Jan 31, 2013
Thread Necromancy.

:D
Gillette

Fairfield, IA

#69 Feb 1, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
Thread Necromancy.
:D
Could be a student who Googles "How old IS Humanity? and got this old thread on the list of responses?

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#70 Feb 2, 2013
just taking it from the name.
Historically usually takes it from the first written word that attests some organisation.3,000 BC, than pre-history.
Since we can't really read it, but nevertheless rockart also has a story, you would get to 7000 yrs. 10,000 years agriculture, statues, towns.
Then you get your trinkets a.s.o and presto we end at 70,000-85,000 years.
Then you get your huge South African gold village and suddenly we are at 260,000-150,000 years.

So i'm not really getting the question, but it's been entertaining.

Necromancing? Is that dja vu archeology...

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#71 Feb 2, 2013
Oh god, shear panic.

When in panic or in doubt
run n circles
scream and shout.

But that won't help Ana.
plantlife is 3,7 billion years old.
the earth 4,5 billion years.
Humanity...i do in concestors, so to me that's a real tricky question.
110 million years ago we developed from small mouselike mammals.

And if your teacher has a problem with that, let him come and talk here.

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#72 Feb 2, 2013
Gillette wrote:
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Could be a student who Googles "How old IS Humanity? and got this old thread on the list of responses?
You get one guess as to how i ended up on topix.

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#73 Feb 2, 2013
Kong_ wrote:
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Hmph!
I thought the Brits had a highly-refined sense of humor!
Ana, there are REPUTABLE places to find this type of information (other than Topix, that is...).
Wikipedia is a good place to start.
L.O.L.o.L.
ouch thanks, first real good laugh this week.

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#74 Feb 2, 2013
I'm getting old the past tense or write has turned into 'wrotte'.

or am i getting young?
looks a lot like yeah olde angels.

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#75 Feb 2, 2013
Gillette wrote:
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Could be a student who Googles "How old IS Humanity? and got this old thread on the list of responses?
Possibly. A highschooler doing a "research" project?

:D

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#76 Feb 2, 2013
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
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Not sure where the oldest known site of agriculture is. I do know it was developed independently in several places.
A good book on the subject is Jared Diamond's "Guns, Germs and Steel", which has a lot of info on the subject, along with some interesting ideas about the spread of civilization.
Plusminus 10,000 years rice in China was allready planted and manipulated to give a higher yield.
Where olive trees grew they hated the wasps that it has a symbiotic relation with.(It 's like a flower but then growing in a peal, compact leaves, fertilized by a specialised wasp, distinct male and female trees) but for a few species, so people allready caught on to grafting.
Appels form the Denizovan valley and greater region all the way reaching to China, have always been used as travelfood and planted along the road and where people settled.
Nomadic life and hunting goes well with farming, since animals are attracted to the rich amassed pickings.
The idea is now that some sort of religion went before settling.
Uh...i mean first a holy place would be established and then people settle around it. Catal Hyk 8,000 bce (Gobleki Tepe holy site 8500 bce -before the common era) seems to have been settled in that way. Jericho had a wall of 6 meters high by 7,500 bce.
The theory prevalent before was that religion came later and also that people had very little interregional contact...little islands of seperate civilisations. Also that has been reviewed.
One valley in turkey seems to have been settled for a good 25,000 years. Usually people folowed rivers and traveled by river.
We can establish connections by seeing the same symbols. The venus -figurines, or the lions.
The art of making fire is allready a good 150,000 years old.(dating and finds)

I have two books with civilisation in the title.
the one i'm holding now states 6 million-900 BC.
This one states that agriculture started about 11,000 yearsago in voor-Azi(Rob Bartels 2006...and i'll be damned if i know what 'voor-Azi' means, the levantine i suppose( a politicall corect name), i suppose we would call it Turkey, Anatolia, the fertile half-moon, israel, Jordan, syria, iran , irak, the lake Van area up to the Kaukasus and to the Black sea..

How is fossil bob doing?

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#77 Feb 2, 2013
Catal Hyk first metal found copper 6,500 BC
Spread around the middle east.
The Chalcolithic copper-stone period.
polution with arsenic, makes it harder than the soft copper some think the Egyptians used, imposing basicly our ideas and thus kind of copper on that time.

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#78 Feb 2, 2013
Ana can look at 'human origin'(the thread for a good paper on when evolution on humans started to become the recognisable sort we are nowadays.

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