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Why do you suppose that none of any group of ancient people in the world ever talked about their ape ancestors? The history of every group of people is passed along to its descendants by the written or spoken word of their ancestors. So why has no group of people ever talked about their ancestors clubbing each other or not being able to utter any words, or being completely covered in hair, or what they did for a living, etc.? It's funny how that is absent. But the Jews, the Egyptians, the Chinese, etc. can all talk about their ancestors of ancient times. That's why we have their history. But their ape ancestors are never mentioned by them. Why do you think that is?

Carico, CARM 33 Comments [8/18/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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Ens

Because it was a very long time ago?

Because history was not yet established?

Because even 4000 year old stories are wildly inaccurate -- heck, even 100 year old stories?

Because the change from apelike common-ancestor to modern human did not occur in exactly one generation?

Because even if it had, there was only one very small generation telling about it to their uninterested kids?

Because before sophisticated language, there is no oral history?

I could go on.

8/18/2006 12:08:36 PM

Mister Spak

\"So why has no group of people ever talked about their ancestors clubbing each other or not being able to utter any words . . .\"

Perhaps because their ancestors, not being able to utter any words, could not tell their children they were unable to speak, so the story was not passed down from generation to generation.

You are a moron. Why do you think that is?

8/18/2006 12:10:35 PM

Luffy

Um. It took a little while, for, you know, writing to be invented, and therefore recording of historical events.

8/18/2006 12:25:19 PM

Zipperback

The history of every group of people is passed along to its descendants by the written or spoken word of their ancestors.

So why has no group of people ever talked about their ancestors clubbing each other or not being able to utter any words, or being completely covered in hair, or what they did for a living, etc.?

Notice the fundie's complete inability to put two and two together.

8/18/2006 12:30:37 PM

pandaman

yes and we never invite them over for dinner either...


8/18/2006 12:40:07 PM

Klaus

Zipperback, good point. Someone with an account on CARM should go over and point it out to Carico.
Maybe ... err, no. She will not be able to figure out the implications of her own writing. Carico is as dense as a human can be. Which is a little bit sad, because her grammer and vocabulary is not that bad, compared to other idiots that get posted here.

8/18/2006 12:47:15 PM

McCulloch

Do we need a \"Missing the Obvious\" award?

8/18/2006 1:30:37 PM

Nicole

I second Missing the Obvious.

8/18/2006 2:06:58 PM

ApostateAbe

Missing the Obvious award sounds good to me.

8/18/2006 2:21:10 PM

Theironpaperclip

\"Why do you suppose that none of any group of ancient people in the world ever talked about their ape ancestors? The history of every group of people is passed along to its descendants by the written or spoken word of their ancestors.\"

\"So why has no group of people ever talked about their ancestors clubbing each other or not being able to utter any words, or being completely covered in hair, or what they did for a living, etc.?\"

Because they couldn't talk!

8/18/2006 2:42:22 PM

Napoleon the Clown

For the same reason they have no stories of when they figured out how to get shelter. It was a long time ago.

8/18/2006 3:19:13 PM

Libkitten

Again someone fails to grasp that we did not go from Neanderthal to Modern Man in one (or even two, or five) generations.

8/18/2006 5:10:05 PM

Mister Spak

Or even 6000 years.

8/18/2006 5:41:26 PM

The Last Conformist

Why don't the Chinese, Navajo, etc, etc, etc, talk about their descent from Adam & Eve?

8/18/2006 5:44:30 PM

offput

Libkitten: While, I understand your point, we didn't go from Neanderthal to Modern Man at all, they were an instance of parallel evolution and we coexisted for a while before they died off. At least, that's what the scientific consensus was a few years ago, I'm not sure now...

8/18/2006 5:51:26 PM

JustinGG

So why has no group of people ever talked about their ancestors clubbing each other or not being able to utter any words, or being completely covered in hair, or what they did for a living?


What they did for a living? Because industry predates spoken word in fundy-land?

8/18/2006 6:19:08 PM



Carico, if not a troll, has got to be one of the most simpleminded of people; this is the kind of argument one would expect from a small child. The fact that Carico's posts are grammatically pretty good just makes for a more amazingly stark contrast with the apalling ignorance and stupidity of their content.


~David D.G.

8/18/2006 6:40:08 PM

Babbleon

Carico fits my rule of thumb for trolls. It's difficult to believe that someone with such good language skills would not recognize the obvious logical flaws in this statement.

8/18/2006 7:14:41 PM

TDR

Babbleon: \"It's difficult to believe that someone with such good language skills would not recognize the obvious logical flaws in this statement. \"

I'll introduce you to my family some time.


8/18/2006 7:45:32 PM

Papabear

You're an idiot.

8/18/2006 7:54:26 PM

Onyx

I really have to stop reading FSTDT. The stupidity in the world is depressing.

8/18/2006 8:16:14 PM

Bone_Vulture

I'm somewhere in the middle between claiming a troll, and \"missing the obvious\".

8/18/2006 10:34:44 PM

Ammerz

\"So why has no group of people ever talked about their ancestors ... not being able to utter any words...\"

Hmm... that's a tough one.

8/18/2006 10:38:20 PM

ApostateAbe

I know Carico well enough to know that she isn't a troll, or else she is the best and most eleborate troll I have ever seen. I am thinking that Carico has some kind of mental illness, one that doesn't impede her knowledge of English. Most of all, I suspect she is just a hardcore flaming fundie.

8/18/2006 11:42:57 PM

Darth Wang

I should point out that some Australian Aborigine creation stories have animals turning into humans.

8/19/2006 1:17:12 AM

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