Ape fossil bridges evolutionary gap


#1

msnbc.msn.com/id/6522090/

Just curious what the creationists and evolutionists think.

If its a hoax, how did they pull it off? Or is this insurmountable evidence showing evolution?


#2

[quote=SocaliCatholic]msnbc.msn.com/id/6522090/

Just curious what the creationists and evolutionists think.

If its a hoax, how did they pull it off? Or is this insurmountable evidence showing evolution?
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I am not knowledgeable in this area. One funny thing I have wondered, is perhaps Adam and Eve were apes? I don’t really care, and maybe that is not right. God made all of us, apes and humans. If we evolved, I would still believe in the Bible. God started us all.


#3

That’s a bad link.

If you could please re-post it…I would like to look at the article.
Thanks.


#4

[quote=twf]That’s a bad link.

If you could please re-post it…I would like to look at the article.
Thanks.
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It should work I just cut and paste the address

msnbc.msn.com/id/6522090/


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[quote=twf]That’s a bad link.

If you could please re-post it…I would like to look at the article.
Thanks.
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Link worked fine for me.

Looks like just another ape to me.

Chuck


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[quote=clmowry]Link worked fine for me.

Looks like just another ape to me.

Chuck
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they all look like apes… and then suddenly we appear in their “evolution” thing. Weird…:hmmm: something’s wrong
Podo


#7

As long as evolution is understood in a way that does not contradict the Church’s teachings, why do people bicker so much about this subject? If its the “missing link” or its not the “missing link” is something that will be determined later on, and people do not jump to rash conclusions. Scientists will look over it, and look over it, and look over it, and will probably not resolve anything at all. Some say it is the missing link, others say not.

It could be a hoax, or just a mis-interpreted piece of bone.


#8

Ooooo, they found a monkey bone. I am leaving the Catholic Church and commiting the rest of my life to study this absurd anomaly called humanist macro-evolution.


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[quote=Apologia100]Ooooo, they found a monkey bone. I am leaving the Catholic Church and commiting the rest of my life to study this absurd anomaly called humanist macro-evolution.
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Hey don’t mock… this monkey bone can be one of your ancestors. :rolleyes:


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[quote=AmyS]Hey don’t mock… this monkey bone can be one of your ancestors. :rolleyes:
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I could also have once been dinner to an aboriginal.


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[quote=Apologia100]I could also have once been dinner to an aboriginal.
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Good point!


#12

Why do we as Catholics fear science? I have never understood the arrogance of mankind when they presume to be able to understand God’s methods.

The big bang, evolution, chemistry, physics, isn’t the fact that these sciences are so complex and difficult to grasp, so imperfect, a testimony to the greatness of God, not a threat against His image?

I have pondered this for 46 years, and I still do not, can not see the problem with reconciling science and our Faith. I have been criticized by BOTH SIDES for this view…

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[quote=tcaseyrochester]Why do we as Catholics fear science? I have never understood the arrogance of mankind when they presume to be able to understand God’s methods.

The big bang, evolution, chemistry, physics, isn’t the fact that these sciences are so complex and difficult to grasp, so imperfect, a testimony to the greatness of God, not a threat against His image?

I have pondered this for 46 years, and I still do not, can not see the problem with reconciling science and our Faith. I have been criticized by BOTH SIDES for this view…

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tc, I don’t care what side you are on regarding this issue, as long as it’s mine. :smiley:


#14

[quote=tcaseyrochester]Why do we as Catholics fear science? I have never understood the arrogance of mankind when they presume to be able to understand God’s methods.

The big bang, evolution, chemistry, physics, isn’t the fact that these sciences are so complex and difficult to grasp, so imperfect, a testimony to the greatness of God, not a threat against His image?

I have pondered this for 46 years, and I still do not, can not see the problem with reconciling science and our Faith. I have been criticized by BOTH SIDES for this view…

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I do not fear science, but I don’t appreciate when things are forced on us. I think as you do that even if big bang is a fact, that our God would still have put in all in motion.


#15

[quote=Fitz]I do not fear science, but I don’t appreciate when things are forced on us. I think as you do that even if big bang is a fact, that our God would still have put in all in motion.
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The Big Bang theory does not remove God at all, to me it gives actually proof that there is a higher supreme Being. I mean to make something out of nothin is mind boggling.


#16

[quote=Podo2004]they all look like apes… and then suddenly we appear in their “evolution” thing. Weird…:hmmm: something’s wrong
Podo
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It’s not weird at all
No more weird than your house cat looking like a lion

Primates, including us, just look a lot alike

All a natural part of Creation :wink:

The new evidence does push back the common ancestor further in time which should make some anti-science people a little more comfortable

The interesting thing is how early bipedalism developed

while it took a little longer than 7 days it certainly was “sudden” by any stretch of the imagination


#17

[quote=Apologia100]Ooooo, they found a monkey bone. I am leaving the Catholic Church and commiting the rest of my life to study this absurd anomaly called humanist macro-evolution.
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Our experience with “Piltdown Man” which for many years many scientists believed as true, should make us wary.

Gerry :slight_smile:


#18

[quote=Jermosh]The Big Bang theory does not remove God at all, to me it gives actually proof that there is a higher supreme Being. I mean to make something out of nothin is mind boggling.
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Correct. Out of nothing, nothing comes, that is, nothingness cannot bring forth something. Only a something can bring forth another something.

Gerry :slight_smile:


#19

[quote=Fitz]I do not fear science, but I don’t appreciate when things are forced on us. I think as you do that even if big bang is a fact, that our God would still have put in all in motion.
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I fully agree.

Gerry :slight_smile:


#20

[quote=RobedWithLight]Our experience with “Piltdown Man” which for many years many scientists believed as true, should make us wary.

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And of course, it was scientists that uncovered the fraud.

Peace

Tim


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