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Many shaky suppositions; but the Times never questions them as long as they are PC or compatible with PC-ness.

However, some of the discussion I thought would be of interest to interested Freepers.

1 posted on 08/19/2003 5:41:07 AM PDT by Pharmboy
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What are they talking about? I know several men with more fur than a bear.
2 posted on 08/19/2003 5:43:22 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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*Ping*
3 posted on 08/19/2003 5:43:43 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Dems lie 'cause they have to...)
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It's great to start with one false premise, buttress that with another and then support that one with yet another and it all adds up to a good laugh! (as I am looking at the webs of my fingers & toes!)
5 posted on 08/19/2003 5:45:55 AM PDT by Seeking the truth (McDonald Clan - Hired Mercenary - Have Bullhorn - Will Shout for Brew!)
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An archaic human walked fur-free about 1.2 million years ago, carrying fire on the savanna

Can someone help me here? Do we have some sort of fossil evidence that hominids were fur-free 1.2M years ago? Or is that just baseless supposition? And use of fire at that time -- do we know that?

8 posted on 08/19/2003 5:49:30 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (France delenda est)
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I guess it never dawned on these folks that God created us? Some people will never get a clue. I don't think I have webs on my fingers because I evolved from a frog. We are each unique and have different genetic makeup. I started to grow body hair in my late teens, and now am covered with it, but still have a very light beard. On the other hand, I have seen many with heavy beards and hardly a hair below the neck. Isn't He marvelous the way each of us is made the same, but yet unique?
9 posted on 08/19/2003 5:50:36 AM PDT by SLB
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My thought is that once human intelligence evolved to the point where hunting techniques were perfected and a steady supply of high-caloric food became available, the early hominids didn't need fur to maintain body temperature.
10 posted on 08/19/2003 5:50:51 AM PDT by Agnes Heep
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I have never understood the evolution thing. If we "evolved" from apes, why are there still apes? Why aren't there only the result of the so-called evolution. Why are some of our so-called ape cousins still swinging from tree branches? Naaaah, I'm sticking with the Biblical version. Makes more sense.
17 posted on 08/19/2003 5:57:05 AM PDT by Maria S ("..I think the Americans are serious. Bush is not like Clinton. I think this is the end" Uday H.)
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An archaic human walked fur-free about 1.2 million years ago, carrying fire on the savanna

Global warming started 1.2 million years ago.

26 posted on 08/19/2003 6:11:29 AM PDT by aomagrat (IYAOYAS)
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Once hairlessness had evolved through natural selection, Dr. Pagel and Dr. Bodmer suggest, it then became subject to sexual selection,

Everything I want to say would get me banned. ;-)

28 posted on 08/19/2003 6:18:44 AM PDT by StriperSniper (Make South Korea an island)
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Humans lost their fur when women thought it made them look fat.
29 posted on 08/19/2003 6:20:05 AM PDT by sticker
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ping for an anthropology discussion.
35 posted on 08/19/2003 6:43:06 AM PDT by happygrl
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Doesn't the theory suggest that humans were the same a million years ago as they are now?
38 posted on 08/19/2003 6:52:02 AM PDT by biblewonk (Spose to be a Chrisssssssstian)
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Many shaky suppositions

If you look closely at most reporting of "scientific" discoveries, they are made up of "shaky suppositions" unchallenged by the press. Why? Because it furthers their cause of minimizing or eliminating the need for God and the creation model.

39 posted on 08/19/2003 7:12:25 AM PDT by LiteKeeper
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Among the newly furless humans, bare skin would have served, like the peacock's tail, as a signal of fitness. The pains women take to keep their bodies free of hair — joined now by some men — may be no mere fashion statement but the latest echo of an ancient instinct.

Someone wanna tell the butch lesbians populating Northampton, MA that little factoid?

40 posted on 08/19/2003 7:18:07 AM PDT by SpinyNorman
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I was told to eat my spinach because "it'll put hair on your chest" Well, it worked all over. Remember "birds make no nest in bare trees"
45 posted on 08/19/2003 7:33:24 AM PDT by Frankss
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...and I thought it was because of PETA.
I don't know if this has any great anthropological significance, but I still teach my boys how to separate animals from THEIR fur...bear hunting this weekend just below B.C.
46 posted on 08/19/2003 7:40:37 AM PDT by Spok
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Many shaky suppositions...

The whole thing is shaky, and the idea of humans ever living on the African savannahs is idiotic. Humans are too slow and too noisy to live on the savannahs. The young of prey animals know how to keep quiet; the first time some human infant ever started crying on the savannahs, with lions and hyenas walking around anywhere within five miles, it would be all over.

47 posted on 08/19/2003 7:42:00 AM PDT by martianagent
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As an intalian american gentleman, I've been accused of having fur on more than one occasion! Maybe I'm just so retro.....
48 posted on 08/19/2003 7:44:54 AM PDT by HitmanLV (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own.)
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" The result, if the dates are accurate, is something of an embarrassment. It implies we were naked for more than a million years before we started wearing clothes."

Of course we were. Now then, there's a good research group... now take your medication and try to relax, N'Kay?

"If" the dates are accurate? Get a grip. Stop wasting taxpayer dollars on this junk science and get a real job. Please.

49 posted on 08/19/2003 7:56:32 AM PDT by Gargantua (Embrace clarity.)
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<< The compilers of Genesis write that as soon as Adam and Eve realized they were naked, they sewed themselves aprons made of leaves from the fig tree, and that the Creator himself made them more durable skin coats before evicting them. But if Dr. Rogers and Dr. Stoneking are correct, humans were naked for a million years before they noticed their state of undress and called for the tailor. >>

At least this shows clearly that certain theories are contradictory with Scripture. So is the Bible correct or Drs. Rogers and Stoneking? hmmmmmmm...
52 posted on 08/19/2003 8:29:09 AM PDT by pkjeff ( <><)
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