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Darwin observed Nature - everything evolves

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Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Nov 3, 2008 at 05:30

Keith W. writes:

"Sorry but my bubble didn't burst. The missing link is still missing. There is no link between neanderdal man and us. Your information is outdated (2001). Recent research in Mitochondrial DNA has found no link. They are total different species from us. I know that the darwinist are still holding out hope but I think their bubble has burst not mine."

Again you are incorrect, see:

http://www.jqjacobs.net/anthro/paleo/neanderthal.html

Note:

"The comparison to chimpanzees with modern humans is 55.0 ±3.0, compared to the average between humans and Neanderthals of 25.6 ±2.2. These results indicate a divergence of the human and Neanderthal lineages long before the most recent common mtDNA ancestor of humans. Based on the estimated divergence date of 4-5 million years ago for humans and chimpanzees, the authors estimate the human and Neanderthal divergence at 550,000-690,000 years ago. The age of the common human ancestor, using the same procedure, is about 120,000-150,000 years ago.

These results do not rule out the possibility that Neanderthals contributed other genes to modern humans. However, the results support the hypothesis that modern humans arose in Africa before migrating to Europe and replacing the Neanderthal population with little or no interbreeding."

You say "...Mitochondrial DNA has found no link.' It seems that no 100% sure result has been reached as far as interbreeding goes - however genetic science indicates that homo sapiens sapiens has been around a LOT longer than the few generations before 'Noah' and the appearance of the allegorical 'Adam' wouldn't you agree - at least 100,000 years.

The point being you can't quote science where you think it suits you - and then stick to beliefs that are almost fairy tales in relation to explaining this amazing universe we find ourselves in. Everything evolves , things are always changing from one form into another - lifeforms, biospheres, geology, solar systems, galaxies, skills, ideas, understanding, relationships. Nothing scary about it. It doesn't threaten truth . It's part of the system

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