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If we all came from Monkeys, then???

By jdclyde ·
For the sake of this discussion, we will ASSUME that evolution is more than the "Theory of".

If we are to accept that Man came from Apes (barring the question of why are there still apes then) why are there so many "races" that are so different from one another?

I understand the idea of life addapting to their environment, but how long does that take, and can it explain the vast differences between the differnt races?

Why would Japanese be so much smaller, while black and white races average so much taller? Different diet maybe?

I understand the eskimo body to concerve heat, but most others I just don't follow.

And how does this relate to certain races having less of a resistance to certain disease or lower/higher tolerance to booze?

And with more people moving to different climates, how long does it take to re-adapt to a new climate, even if breeding among other races did not happen?

And of course if we are all the human race, how can there be so many differenses in our DNA, from race to race?

If we all started from the same mold, how can we have become so different?

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mae: How do I know...

by TechExec2 In reply to .

"...I exist..it's the rest of these yahoos..."

How do I know that you don't only exist in my mind and I had you write that?

P.S. I haven't been the same since "The Matrix". :-)

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Neocon (n) : A conservative who...

by TechExec2 In reply to .

Neocon (n) : A conservative who believes "The Matrix" is real.

:-)

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I wouldn't

by maecuff In reply to .

consider myself close-minded, but I am definitely a skeptic. I would love (I think) to have something paranormal, otherworldly, etc. happen to me so that I could get off the fence.

It's not that haven't had some extremely wierd experiences, but nothing that I can't explain away later, or convince myself that what happened, wasn't really what happened. I've had two different experiences that were odd. The first isn't so much paranormal as interesting. My older son (19 now) on 4 different occasions, picked my EXACT thought from my head and repeated it. This happened between ages 3 - 4. And they weren't coincidental, these were specific, exact thoughts. It was a bit freaky, but all that tells me is that our brain is truly capable of more than we think it is. Either that, or my son was some sort of toddler physic freak. :) The other, well, I've convinced myself that it was a trick my head played on me. Just after my son's first communion, as we were leaving the church parking lot, I saw a man standing in the middle of the street about a block away, wearing an old-fashioned black suit, skinny tie and wide brimmed hat. I turned to my mother and asked her if there was some sort of re-enactment going on, and in the 2 seconds I looked away, he was gone. No where to go, really, unless he flew. The street was empty, no cars, no bushes, nothing to step behind. He was just plain old gone. I've since convinced myself that I didn't see a damned thing, because I just can't explain otherwise.

Nothing compared to what you experienced. That HAD to freak you out. I'm going to have to look up 'time slips'.

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It was one of those....

by onbliss In reply to .

...movies that I had to watch more than once to like it - The Matrix. I have watched parts of the sequels on TV.

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NB: Thanks.

by TechExec2 In reply to .

Thanks. I'll check it out.

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Drugs

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Seriously: Interesting story

by TechExec2 In reply to .

The same logical mind that makes me disbelieve things I cannot touch and feel also makes me not rule such things out. There are plenty of things we all can see that we still cannot explain.

If that happened to me, I would largely keep it to myself as you have done. And, I would file it away for future use.

I believe you.

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