New hominid Species Discovered in South Africa

by cofty 24 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Half banana
    Half banana
    Patience Rebel! give it time. When the research is done a date will be arrived at.(I already have suggested it might be in the region of 1.75 million years). In this case the determination will be based on the phylogeny or the biological "family" characteristics.This will slot the physical features evident in the skeletons into the known evolutionary developments in the hominid family. Whatever the results it will continue to put more nails into the creationist coffin.
  • LisaRose
    our reply sounds like that of North Korean ruler. Even if we go by your reply it would mean that people like Einstein who said, “Religion without science is crippled, while science without religion is lame” have not read any books on science.

    That is absurd. Stating facts does not make you a dictator. Exaggerate much? And what does Einstein have to do with any of this? He believed religion had a place, but he didn't use religion in his work, just SCIENCE. And you are ignoring the first part of his equation, that religion without science is crippled and using religion to justify not accepting established scientific fact, something Einstein would never have done.

  • Saved_JW

    Addressing the question about human evolution:

    We really have to define first of all what it means that we are "evolving" many people make pragmatic assumptions that evolution benefits a species in some way.

    The problem with this is that inherent in that assumption is that evolution has a goal. There is no scientific basis to establish this. A lot of evolutionary theory is philosophy based on observation.

    IN fact, from what we do know of the DNA structure, we loose information. There is no model scientific or otherwise which will show DNA mutation that gains information. So are we evolving as humans? depends on what you mean by evolving. If anything we know we are loosing information in each generation. Mutations in the dna that loose information is never a good thing. Apperances and traits can change over time but we cannot say based on evidence that those changes result in different species.

    When we breed dogs, the same is true. We take away from the DNA and loose information. We can modify height, appearance, traits. But we can never modify the species nor can we add to the DNA.

  • LoveUniHateExams


    This thread isn't the place for your abiogenesis whataboutery.

    If you wish to discuss abiogenesis, please start an abiogenesis thread.

    Thank you.

  • LoveUniHateExams

    Interesting article, Cofty.

    Two points that caught my attention:

    1. H. naledi has large molars. I wonder what diet it had. Did tough material feature prominently?

    2. Big toes aligned with other toes suggests humanlike bipedalism but other features suggest this species was adept at living in trees. Fascinating mix.

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