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Evolution Debate

Is macroevolution impossible to study?

I agree that us OLD farts cringe at the mention of Mr. Jones. I’ve, personally, never warn a fedora or owned a bullwhip and have long grown weary of hearing, “oh, like Indiana Jones,” when I tell what I do for a living. It stems from the first film in which he does very little archaeology. Everyone else does his work for him whilst chasing a fictional artefact. You, of all people, should understand my objection to that. And I have yet to find an ancient booby-trap anywhere in the Amazon. Speilberg received so much flack that he put something of reality in the subsequent films. Like where he points out that 90% of archaeology is done in the library. That said, it would make for a less interesting film if 90% of the filming were done in the library. As an archaeologist you should know how unglamorous fieldwork really is. I also agree that the *youngsters* have embraced the myth with greater gusto. And my crew prefers listening to bootleg Grateful Dead tapes. :)  (Jan 16, 2009 | post #1151)

Evolution Debate

How did the Earth/Universe exist?

Please step away from the crack pipe before you damage the few remaining braincells.  (Jan 16, 2009 | post #4)

Evolution Debate

god is not real!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sigh. She has yet to answer my questions as well. I feel so neglected. <rolls eyes>  (Jan 16, 2009 | post #5324)

Evolution Debate

god is not real!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you. I remember now. Had forgotten his name was Poe.  (Jan 16, 2009 | post #5323)

Evolution Debate

Should evolution be taught in high school?

Wow, a great post which is actually on topic for a change. And an informative post at that. Brilliant link.  (Jan 16, 2009 | post #23607)

Evolution Debate

Should evolution be taught in high school?

Not monkeys, apes. Monkeys don’t like being compared to humans. And the Apes don’t take much pride in being reminded, either. :-)  (Jan 16, 2009 | post #23606)

Evolution Debate

Should evolution be taught in high school?

It has often amazed me, the number of words some people use to simply say, “nothing”. :-)  (Jan 16, 2009 | post #23605)

Evolution Debate

Is macroevolution impossible to study?

I just luv it when she says things like, “retrotransposon”. Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.  (Jan 16, 2009 | post #1147)

Evolution Debate

Is macroevolution impossible to study?

Ah, so it's not just me then.  (Jan 16, 2009 | post #1146)

Evolution Debate

Is macroevolution impossible to study?

Oops, there goes me cuppa spewed across the screen. ;) Seems tea and computers do not mix. And now I have the song stuck in my head, brilliant. Just kidding. Thursday night is my theater night. My other job. The rest of the company moved to a new venue while I was away and then just left it all still boxed. You know, wardrobe, props, etc. So I get to go through everything and find a place for it all. Lucky me. Punishment for missing out on the fun of moving, I suppose. Fortunately, I have until April before the rehearsal for our next show begins. That said, my Thursdays will be booked for quite some time. Oh, to be back in the world.  (Jan 16, 2009 | post #1145)

Evolution Debate

Is macroevolution impossible to study?

Well, since danny says one cannot reconstruct the past, it must be true. I guess that means I’m out of a job. So long over-priced education! So long pointless career! No more wandering aimlessly through mosquito infested-jungles for me. I’m free at last! Thank you, danny, I owe you one. [/sarcasm]  (Jan 16, 2009 | post #1144)

Evolution Debate

Is macroevolution impossible to study?

Cringe. Indiana Jones to an archaeologist’s ears is like fingernails on a chalkboard. ;) And no, my latest adventure did nothing to rid our world of evil megalomaniacs while sipping martinis, I’m afraid. There was a young rich kid on the crew that brought his laptop and a cell phone to hook-up to an internet connection. I suggested that he would be better off leaving it in an airport locker for the duration because if it didn’t get stolen, the rain would ruin it. Of course, his internet addiction prevailed and brought it along in a fancy carrying case. The region was jungle, yes, but also mountainous. He found it difficult to get a signal and there was no where to plug in the battery to recharge, as well. Needless to say, as I predicted, his laptop succumbed to the elements. He discovered that his fancy carrying case could hold almost a gallon of water and the suffered severe internet withdrawl. So I found a shovel with his name on it and put his misdirected angst to good use.  (Jan 16, 2009 | post #1143)

Evolution Debate

The rival to the Bible

So, does that mean that destructive mutations are beneficial in nature?  (Jan 16, 2009 | post #151)

Evolution Debate

There were other humans besides Adam and Eve.

Hey, you have that big religious holiday coming up next month, don't you?  (Jan 14, 2009 | post #90)

Evolution Debate

god is not real!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please forgive my ignorance of internet speak, but what is a POE? In context, I'll assume you're not referring to E.A. Poe. To an ex-sailor, POE stands for Port Of Entry. It can also mean Point Of Entry, or Point of Existence, as well as Perl Objective Environment. So I'm curious as to the meaning.  (Jan 14, 2009 | post #5296)

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blow it out your bagpipes

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Salford, Manchester UK

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The Crossroads

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The Ape House (local theatre), Grinder's, The Blarney Stone

I Belong To:

No one.

When I'm Not on Topix:

I'm out in the field exploring and observing nature in action. And or trout fishing.

Read My Forum Posts Because:

They are there.

I'm Listening To:

The Stone Roses, Doves

Read This Book:

Guru Granth Sahib

Favorite Things:

Family, friends, America; Manchester, UK; the Punjab in India. Scotland, the bagpipes and drums. Indian and Thai food.

On My Mind:

An endless quest for knowledge. What's next?

I Believe In:

Sikhism, which does not contradict the ToE. or other scientific inquiry.