If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Friday, April 20, 2012

Investigating Mysteries of Polar Bears’ Ancestry With a DNA Lens

The common ancestor of polar bears and brown bears lived 600,000 years ago.

The article is from today's Friday April 20, 2012 New York Times.

Evolution deniers, notice that when molecular biologists compare DNA sequences of two different species, they are able to determine how long ago was the evolutionary split between these two creatures. In this example they showed that the common ancestor of polar bears and brown bears lived 600,000 years ago. Another discovery which was published a few years ago showed that the evolutionary split of the common ancestors of modern human apes and modern chimpanzee apes occurred about six million years ago. Also, DNA analysis showed that these two ape species, before they started looking too different from each other, would occasionally mate with each other for a few hundred thousand years after the split until about five million years ago.

Meanwhile, despite all this amazing scientific progress, you creationists deny the whole thing, preferring the idiotic idea these two ape species (people and chimps) were magically created out of nothing by a god fairy.
 
Creationists, please consider the advantages of growing up. For example if you ever decide to join the 21st century instead of hiding in the Dark Ages, people will stop pointing at you and ridiculing you.

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