[Taxacom] Monkey Community greatly relieved

Frederick W. Schueler bckcdb at istar.ca
Wed Jan 13 13:45:01 CST 2010


Stephen Thorpe wrote:
> As always, it all depends on the spin you put on it! Sure, we don't have monkey ancestors, but we have ancestors who looked like monkeys (plesiomorphic resemblance), and in fact were more primitive than the relatively apomorphic/derived/evolved monkeys of today!

* I wonder if anyone has ever done a brain scan of a creationist as the 
words "apomorphic" and "pleisiomorphic" are used?

fred.
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> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Robin Leech [releech at telus.net]
> Sent: Thursday, 14 January 2010 7:00 a.m.
> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Subject: [Taxacom] Monkey Community greatly relieved
> 
> Hi Taxacomers,
> 
> The monkey community felt great relief upon hearing
> the anti-evolutionists' and Creationists' denial that
> humans came from monkeys.
> 
> Where did all this come from out of the blue?  Well,
> my significant other is a teacher, and after she reported
> that we had gone to the Royal Alberta Museum to hear
> talks on the background to Darwin and The Origin of
> Species, one of the other teachers replied in a loud,
> threatening (and threatened?) voice,
> "We didn't come from monkeys!"
> 
> It fell on deaf ears when she tried to explain the difference
> between "a common ancestor" and "monkey ancestors".
> 
> Robin
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