"Humankind’s common ancestor with other mammals may have been a roughly rat-size animal that weighed no more than a half a pound, had a long furry tail and lived on insects. "
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/08/scien … l&_r=0
I can see it. Looks just like my ex-husband.
Wow. "Man's ancestor"?
I thought all scientists and doctors had common sense........
I thought all Christians were kind and temperate in speech and action too.
That's interesting... What's your common sense telling you?
From the OP link...
"Scientists had been searching for just such a common genealogical link and have found it in a lowly occupant of the fossil record, Protungulatum donnae, that until now has been so obscure that it lacks a colloquial nickname. But as researchers reported Thursday in the journal Science, the animal had several anatomical characteristics for live births that anticipated all placental mammals and led to some 5,400 living species, from shrews to elephants, bats to whales, cats to dogs and, not least, humans."
Notice, Brenda, how many species had the same common ancestor? 5400! All of them, mammals.
You see, scientists and doctors cannot deny that humans are mammals... common sense, as you say.
They also can't deny the evidence of evolution and finds like this one that only serve to support evolution and common ancestors like the 'Protungulatum donnae' ... common sense, as you say.
All mammals are animals
From the Christian dogma, humans are not animals.
Therefore, humans are not mammals.
Well if it looks like a duck and talks like a duck, then...
Give birth to live offspring? Check.
Yes, I am a mammal. If you don't believe me, I'll squirt you in the eye.
Squirt away, Melissa, squirt away.
Of course, you do understand that you have just proven that only women are animals, that the superior male is far above that lowly designation?
Ah yes. That must truly be the case.
Of course that means that all men who have ever had sex with a women are guilty of zoophilia and are going to burn in hell forever.
And women are not going to heaven or hell... because animals have no soul.
Hell: Asses and elbows
Heaven: A few priests and eniochs.
Thankyou for this link. I had been trying to find out the name of this mammal, unsuccessfully until now.
and in that statement you totally miss the tragic flaw in darwins theory of evolution concerning cross species evolution.
Please explain that flaw? We know you can't, of course, but it would be entertaining to hear your rendition.
Don't you know, genes respect semantics boundaries? The don't cross the arbitrary line of what we consider a different species.... clever little blighters.
And I wonder if those who act like rats will be returned to being a rat.
Behaviorally rat communities are actually quite peaceful, respect elders and nice to their kids. We could do worse.
At least until there are too many crowded into too small a space. Whereupon they fight, destroy and eat each other.
We need to re-think the concept of cities and high-rises.
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