Evolution: a different view (Introduction)

by Balance_Maintained @, U.S.A., Saturday, May 16, 2015, 12:55 (1709 days ago) @ David Turell


Tony: Q: How do you know it was unused?
A: We don't, but we assume it wasn't used because to assume otherwise is contrary to the theory of evolution, and our perception of early humanoids as knuckle dragging howling monkey men.


David: Once again, it was assumed it was used. McCrone describes how he thinks H. habilis and H. erectus had some speech.

Yes, but it was assumed it was used as grunts and groans, not the eloquent speech we have today. That assumption is squarely based on the assumption that they were knuckle-dragging cave-dwellers, which in turn is squarely based on the theory of evolution's blueprint of common decent from apes.

It is a form of mental gymnastics used to show that we are superior to our ancestors despite the evidence. And I say despite the evidence because, when that evolutionary view is removed, the picture that is painted by the evidence is quite different than the story we tell ourselves today.

In short, they were stronger, faster, hardier, more resilient, and quite likely every bit as intelligent and clever as we are today, if not more so. What we need specialized tools to do, they were able to do without. For example, has anyone ever considered the possibility that they simply did not NEED to write? The possibility of eidetic memory being common instead of rare? The lack of medicines being because disease/illness was virtually non-existent?

Yes, technologically we are more advanced, but technology is a crutch that we use to compensate for our own weaknesses, weaknesses that they did not necessarily share.

http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/features/f0100-stone-bracelet-is-oldest-ever...

"Near one of the cracks was a drilled hole with a diameter of about 0.8 cm. Studying them, scientists found out that the speed of rotation of the drill was rather high, fluctuations minimal, and that was there was applied drilling with an implement - technology that is common for more recent times."

"'The ancient master was skilled in techniques previously considered not characteristic for the Palaeolithic era, such as drilling with an implement, boring tool type rasp, grinding and polishing with a leather and skins of varying degrees of tanning.'"

"The institute's deputy director Mikhail Shunkov suggested that the find indicates the Denisovans - though now extinct - were more advanced than Homo sapiens and Neanderthals."

Let's now somewhere, I can't recall, there was a story about a people that were builders of cities and used metal and such that were completely wiped out. Now, we see in the archaeology that there was a technological reset between and earlier group and a later group. How convenient.....

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What is the purpose of living? How about, 'to reduce needless suffering. It seems to me to be a worthy purpose.


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