Friday, August 24, 2007

Everything you know is truly bogus crapola

What does this mean?

You've come to the wrong place. I don't know. Maybe I'm not smart enough or perhaps I just don't know enough to draw the correct conclusion here. I do not secretly have a conviction that I know what the truth is. I don't have certainty here and humans prefer certainty, even if it's a lie.

Creationists are all wrong. They're barely in the sweepstakes for understanding, way at the back, primarily they exist to serve as gadflies on the evolutionists, who are the biggest fakes of all for pretending none of this changes the big picture.

Remember when Neanderthal was our ancestor? A few short years ago. Now? Nope, gone, DNA sequencing says he isn't. Well, at least we can keep Cro Magnons in our family tree ... oops. Sorry they are out now too. So where in the hell did Homo Sapiens come from?

We know something happened now 80,000 years ago ... a genetic bottleneck of some sort. But there's more to that story, if you search your instincts they will tell you there is more there. We can only take weak stabs at it and they seem to be getting weaker by the hour. The Toba Supervolcano eruption created a mutant superape in rapid time almost overnight by creating an instant Ice Age overnight. That's an attempt to formulate an idea about this.

Now our branch from the tree of apes suddenly leaps back many millions of years, akin to admitting the truth to be derived from the past ten years of evolutionary theory shocks and catastrophic revisions ...

We don't know what in the hell we are. We don't know why in the hell we are. We are not sure how in the hell we got here or how we appeared in the historical record so instantaneously and why we seemed to become the dominant species overnight. We seem to resemble animals. We share major parts of our genetic code with them. Until we know better, evolutionary theory is all we have. The problem is that cracks are starting to appear now and they are rapidly turning into crevasses over which reason can no longer jump with integrity.

Why are dolphins called the dogs of the sea? Why do they seem to be domesticated animals released back into the wild? Why do we cry saltwater tears like all oceanborne mammals? How come our biological clock appears geared for a 26 hour day when the day has been set to 24 hours for billions of years?

Honestly, just what in the hell are we all? Do we really know?

If you think you know, please tell me.


Anonymous said...

True, evolution is far from perfect. But what is the alternative? Divine intervention?


andyboots37 said...

Tex, you wax so philosophical. Sounds like you're searching (and a little frustrated).

All of creation (or for the sake of argument we'll say "substance" for now) is in such delicate balance that even a degree of difference in oceanic temperature can have astronomical results. Does this seem the product of happenstance occurence? Why is our planet the only one (yeah, yeah, that we know of) that can sustain life to the amount of beauty and magnitude that we know it?

If we evolved from apes, why are there still apes? Do apes feel guilty when they do something morally questionable? No. We do because we are created in the image of our loving God and we will not know peace until we accept His free gift that fills our barren souls with His LIFE GIVING HOLY SPIRIT.

If you disassembled all the parts of a clock and threw them in the air and before they landed on the ground they came together to be the same clock; the odds of that would be less than the big bang theory or evolution.

Deep down people truly know there is a Creator, the problem is we are all born with spirits that are enemies to God. God demonstrates His love to that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. Romans 5:6.

Texas, you sins are already paid for whether you believe it or not. 1 John 2:2. Sin isn't the issue like so many in the church think. It's about Life and Death. John 10:10.

God loves you soooo much. It's a Gift that nobody deserves but ALL are free to accept. The Gift of Jesus, Christ IN YOU the hope of glory Col 1:27. Just believe and recieve and you'll see how true to His word He is. God wants to GIVE you a divine nature instead of the wretched ones we were all born with. 2 Peter 1:4.

I love you man.

St. Andyboots.

its the end of the world as we know it said...

You know, we all know at some's not politically correct, but the Bible is the only document that has NEVER been proven wrong. God unequivically states that He made us in His image, that He formed the universe, in fact He measured the universe with the span of His hand (that would be singular). He gave us the free will to believe this or not. We and our decisions make little personal difference to Him, but His decisions about us significally impact each and every one of our lives from here to eternity.

Believe on the Son and you will be saved. Saved from what? From spending an eternity away from God. It is your choice, you can take the time to know your judge now and face Him with confidence or blow Him off and be condemmed for eternity.

Anonymous said...

We are someone's master work and (perhaps somebody else's) greatest joke. Other than that I'm buggered if I know.

We actually feel guilt at slaughtering the animal we eat to survive. We (used to) make sacrifices for others. And yet we continue along a path towards communal annihilation which makes the mythical behaviour of the lemmings look like sound future planning.

The problem isn't where we came from, it's where we're going. Or if the problem IS where we came from then we should be looking to only two generations ago because it's all happening again before our eyes.

Forget pre-history. The important answers are right there on the other side of the generation gap.

Texas Arcane said...

I truly believe that the Book of Genesis is not an allegory, but an abbreviated and dumbed-down description of something that really happened. The story was made into a morality tale the same way you would use an anecdote to give a child a lesson with a fairy tale ... because they could not understand the whole story if you told it to them - their minds are too small to hold the ideas.

Over the course of many, many millennia the story was eventually streamlined into something that sounds to the average human brain like a myth ... not realizing that is a courtesy from the author of the Bible, speaking through men, to speak to men. The human brain could not understand the story of Genesis if you explained it literally, any more than you could teach a chimpanzee how to program in COBOL.

Starting with the seduction of the female, the human race was somehow corrupted and driven out of our natural home because we had become unable to inhabit there according to the rules. This happened somewhere. I think it's true. It might not have happened 4000 years ago. It might not have happened exactly in this universe or even in a version of reality we can comprehend.

I think we share the same code that primates do with some spectacular changes and that we are a natural extension of the animal world but somehow different from them in a way that casts an indivisible line between them and us. I think evolutionary theory is an interesting bookmark until the real explanation comes along. So far I have been convinced that we don't know what that is.

Sonny said...

We're part of life on Earth. What life on Earth really is, how new species arise, we don't really know. Random mutation and natural selection doesn't explain it, it just restates the problem of what life is at another level of detail. What is really random and where does randomness come from? That's a deep problem for the philosophy of life and existence. If mutations are random how do they end up so often when and where needed and not very often at other times? That's a problem to keep at least geneticists busy for a long time, if the answer doesn't lie somewhere beyond their specialty. How is "natural selection" different from "what survives, survives," a redundancy?

At least we know we're part of life on Earth. We're just like any other land mammal, except for our behavior. We're adapted to the Earth's atmosphere, gravity, Earth foods, Earth bacteria. There are skeletons of presumable human ancestors who lived about any number of years ago you care to name. Not a skeleton for every year, but enough to fill a picture with links including some extra links that probably aren't ancestors. Within the last 12,000 years, the skeletons are supposed to be about the same anywhere as up to 1492. For skeletons that are believed to be about 40,000 years old, the ones in Europe that looked less like ancestors of anyone were called Neanderthal, and the ones that looked a lot like local ancestors were called Cro Magnon. Since that terminology was vague and misleading for human remains outside Europe, finds that would have been called Cro Magnon are now called "anatomically modern humans" as the preferred terminology. If anatomically modern humans weren't our direct ancestors, then who was?

The story scientists are telling now is that about 100,000 years ago, in East Africa some hominids who were already pretty much anatomically modern humans began spreading out over the whole world, and also became human in behavior, at least as far as painting with ocher and making figurines and other things archaeologists can detect that are beyond just making one kind of sharpened stone by habit. But the alternate story that there was some mixing of regional varieties with a spreading group of humans with modern behavior still has some life in it, because science always has new measurements and hypotheses. Maybe there was a bottleneck roughly 100,000 years ago in terms all human ancestors, then those spread out, then roughly 50,000 years ago behaviorly modern humans arose, and spread out and mixed with the earlier wave, but that spreading and genes for intelligence becoming predominant is not yet complete.

Why hominids split from apes and when is a totally separate range of prehistory problem, whatever you believe about the accuracy of various forms of radiological dating. Of course there are still apes, there are still jungles for them to live in and stay safe by climbing trees, where modern humans are in danger from predators because it's harder for us to climb trees, being adapted so well to walking upright since Australopithecines, which they say lived 4 to 6 million years ago. If it weren't for apes, it would be some other distant relative of humans that creationists would ask their question about. Why are there still cows, if humans and cows share a primitive mammalian ancestor? Why are there still flies? Why are there still rocks? If life evolved and humans are the superior product of evolution, then everything in the universe should be humans, nothing else remaining, according to creationist logic.

Now scientists are saying there are a few more million years to wonder about between Australopithecines and a common ancestor of apes and humans. I think that could be the time in which the pre-hominids developed from forest apes to all the adaptations to walking upright that we have. I tend not to believe that random point mutations and selection can explain major changes in species like that, because if you look at the genetic differences between humans and chimpanzees, there are entire chromosome reorganizations. Truly distinct species are unable to produce fertile offspring together, due to chromosome set differences, which implies for every species there was a bottleneck of one lucky complete mutant as the founding mother or father of the whole species, and since it's so hard to breed successfully with chromosome differences, a lucky breeding incident of that mutant and the previous normals, or else parthenogenesis.

As for humans having 26 hour biological clocks, I think the deeper physiological clock of humans that regulates heat has been shown to run at about 24 hours, but the sleep clock runs at about 25 or 26 hours when humans are separated from natural cycles of sunlight and dark. That's a good thing, because it allows rotating your sleep to adjust to the seasons and changes of what parts of the day are good for activities and for sleeping, and it may allow a hunter or scavenger to make use of moonlight, following the almost 25 hour cycle of when the moon is up.

The Garden of Eden is an allegory for something that really happened: Humans started judging what was good to eat for themselves, and invented agriculture, instead of just eating the easy and appetizing fruit and nuts and meat that don't have to be cooked to be edible. That choice condemned their descendants to earning their bread by the sweat of their brows, as it is written.

Scooby said...

Sounds like Zecharia Sitchin may be closer to the truth than many think.

Anonymous said...

"You know, we all know at some's not politically correct, but the Bible is the only document that has NEVER been proven wrong."


*slowly backs away out if this discussion*


Texas Arcane said...

Sonny, great post. I checked out your site. Interesting stuff.

Anonymous said...

Aquatic apes! We came from aquatic apes,subcutaneous fat levels,hairless bodies,fine hairs on our bodies that go in the same direction water would travel over the body,all monkeys and apes walk upright in water,ect ect.

Texas Arcane said...

Superb book called "The Aquatic Ape" I think by Loren Eisley. I was thinking of getting a new copy soon. I read it originally back in 1989 in New York.

Yes, we definitely went through an aquatic phase lasting millions of years. We must have domesticated dolphins during this time which is the reason they behave like wild dogs now.