"Darwin was the first to use data from nature to convince people that evolution is true, and his idea of natural selection was truly novel. It testifies to his genius that the concept of natural theology, accepted by most educated Westerners before 1859, was vanquished within only a few years by a single five-hundred-page book. On the Origin of Species turned the mysteries of life's diversity from mythology into genuine science." -- Jerry Coyne
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Christians need to understand that we didn't just evolve from ancient apes. We are still apes.
"We admit that we are like apes, but we seldom realise that we are apes."
The human race is an ape species. Our closest living non-human cousins, the chimpanzees who share an ancient ape ancestor with us, are a bit different (their brain is smaller and they are much more powerful than humans) but they have evolved just as much as we have. People and chimps just evolved differently to adapt to their different environments. Chimps are still apes, and for the same reason we are still apes, which is a basic scientific fact which can be found in any encyclopedia.
Christians, you're apes and your dead Jeebus was an ape. You idiots worship a dead ape.