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2/1/2014 5:21:57 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/1/2014 5:16:43 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
Am I more human than my parents, or less?

Less, since you are one, and they are two.
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2/1/2014 5:28:51 PM
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At 2/1/2014 5:21:57 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:
At 2/1/2014 5:16:43 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
Am I more human than my parents, or less?

Less, since you are one, and they are two.

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2/1/2014 5:29:17 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/1/2014 5:21:57 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:
At 2/1/2014 5:16:43 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
Am I more human than my parents, or less?

Less, since you are one, and they are two.

lol
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2/1/2014 6:36:19 PM
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At 2/1/2014 5:50:07 PM, tkubok wrote:
At 2/1/2014 5:16:43 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
Am I more human than my parents, or less?

Neither more nor less.

Given enough time, will any of my descendents be something other than human?
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2/1/2014 6:36:40 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/1/2014 6:36:19 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/1/2014 5:50:07 PM, tkubok wrote:
At 2/1/2014 5:16:43 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
Am I more human than my parents, or less?

Neither more nor less.

Given enough time, will any of my descendents be something other than human?

As in, after enough generations.
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2/1/2014 6:49:25 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/1/2014 6:36:19 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/1/2014 5:50:07 PM, tkubok wrote:
At 2/1/2014 5:16:43 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
Am I more human than my parents, or less?

Neither more nor less.

Given enough time, will any of my descendents be something other than human?

It depends. Our advancement in technology has changed the future. For example, if we started utilizing designer babies, i.e. genetic tampering of children, then that pretty much eliminates any chance that evolution could have, because we are essentially cutting natural mutations out of it.
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2/1/2014 9:23:52 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/1/2014 6:49:25 PM, tkubok wrote:
At 2/1/2014 6:36:19 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/1/2014 5:50:07 PM, tkubok wrote:
At 2/1/2014 5:16:43 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
Am I more human than my parents, or less?

Neither more nor less.

Given enough time, will any of my descendents be something other than human?

It depends. Our advancement in technology has changed the future. For example, if we started utilizing designer babies, i.e. genetic tampering of children, then that pretty much eliminates any chance that evolution could have, because we are essentially cutting natural mutations out of it.

Ok, fair enough. Let me pose a another question:

Which species did humans descend from? Closest one, of course.
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2/1/2014 10:46:11 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/1/2014 9:45:58 PM, Bullish wrote:
A very nice visual:

http://upload.wikimedia.org...

So my closest non-Homo sapien ancestor is a breeding pair of Homo Rhod.s?

Alright.

When did a Homo rhod. couple give birth to Homo sapien children?
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2/1/2014 11:58:26 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/1/2014 10:46:11 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/1/2014 9:45:58 PM, Bullish wrote:
A very nice visual:

http://upload.wikimedia.org...

So my closest non-Homo sapien ancestor is a breeding pair of Homo Rhod.s?

Alright.

When did a Homo rhod. couple give birth to Homo sapien children?

It's not so simply like that. The differences as fine as colors in light. The human eye cannot see the difference between 400.00 nm light and 400.01 nm light. And we cannot see the difference between 400.01 and 400.02 and so on. We cannot see the difference in any of those steps, however. Over enough repeats, there is a difference between the first and the last, even though there was no visible difference between any two successions.

The same goes with evolution. The change in any generation is so small that it cannot be detected. We can only see the difference when looking at two groups countless generations apart.
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2/2/2014 12:14:25 AM
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At 2/1/2014 11:58:26 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 2/1/2014 10:46:11 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/1/2014 9:45:58 PM, Bullish wrote:
A very nice visual:

http://upload.wikimedia.org...

So my closest non-Homo sapien ancestor is a breeding pair of Homo Rhod.s?

Alright.

When did a Homo rhod. couple give birth to Homo sapien children?

It's not so simply like that. The differences as fine as colors in light. The human eye cannot see the difference between 400.00 nm light and 400.01 nm light. And we cannot see the difference between 400.01 and 400.02 and so on. We cannot see the difference in any of those steps, however. Over enough repeats, there is a difference between the first and the last, even though there was no visible difference between any two successions.

The same goes with evolution. The change in any generation is so small that it cannot be detected. We can only see the difference when looking at two groups countless generations apart.

So at some point there was a creature that was neither Homo rhod. nor Homo sapien, but a different unidentified species?

Or is that at some point, there was a creature that was somewhat Homo rhod. and somewhat Homo sapien?
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2/2/2014 12:18:52 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/2/2014 12:14:25 AM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/1/2014 11:58:26 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 2/1/2014 10:46:11 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/1/2014 9:45:58 PM, Bullish wrote:
A very nice visual:

http://upload.wikimedia.org...

So my closest non-Homo sapien ancestor is a breeding pair of Homo Rhod.s?

Alright.

When did a Homo rhod. couple give birth to Homo sapien children?

It's not so simply like that. The differences as fine as colors in light. The human eye cannot see the difference between 400.00 nm light and 400.01 nm light. And we cannot see the difference between 400.01 and 400.02 and so on. We cannot see the difference in any of those steps, however. Over enough repeats, there is a difference between the first and the last, even though there was no visible difference between any two successions.

The same goes with evolution. The change in any generation is so small that it cannot be detected. We can only see the difference when looking at two groups countless generations apart.

So at some point there was a creature that was neither Homo rhod. nor Homo sapien, but a different unidentified species?

Or is that at some point, there was a creature that was somewhat Homo rhod. and somewhat Homo sapien?

Yes, actually. But as ore says, it cannot be quantified. We can only point out the change in populations after several generations. Her light example is an excellent analogy.
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2/2/2014 12:23:18 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/2/2014 12:18:52 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
Yes, actually. But as ore says, it cannot be quantified.

At 2/1/2014 11:51:28 PM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
yes, there is a quantifiable percentage in which you differ from your parents.

Make up your mind, lol.
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2/2/2014 12:26:09 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/1/2014 9:23:52 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/1/2014 6:49:25 PM, tkubok wrote:
At 2/1/2014 6:36:19 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/1/2014 5:50:07 PM, tkubok wrote:
At 2/1/2014 5:16:43 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
Am I more human than my parents, or less?

Neither more nor less.

Given enough time, will any of my descendents be something other than human?

It depends. Our advancement in technology has changed the future. For example, if we started utilizing designer babies, i.e. genetic tampering of children, then that pretty much eliminates any chance that evolution could have, because we are essentially cutting natural mutations out of it.

Ok, fair enough. Let me pose a another question:

Which species did humans descend from? Closest one, of course.

Its been a while since i followed any recent major discoveries in archaeology, being a molecular biology major myself. But im fine with saying Neanderthals.
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2/2/2014 12:26:51 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/2/2014 12:26:09 AM, tkubok wrote:
At 2/1/2014 9:23:52 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/1/2014 6:49:25 PM, tkubok wrote:
At 2/1/2014 6:36:19 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/1/2014 5:50:07 PM, tkubok wrote:
At 2/1/2014 5:16:43 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
Am I more human than my parents, or less?

Neither more nor less.

Given enough time, will any of my descendents be something other than human?

It depends. Our advancement in technology has changed the future. For example, if we started utilizing designer babies, i.e. genetic tampering of children, then that pretty much eliminates any chance that evolution could have, because we are essentially cutting natural mutations out of it.

Ok, fair enough. Let me pose a another question:

Which species did humans descend from? Closest one, of course.

Its been a while since i followed any recent major discoveries in archaeology, being a molecular biology major myself. But im fine with saying Neanderthals.

You're late, lol. But thanks for trying xD
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2/2/2014 12:31:35 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/2/2014 12:23:18 AM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:18:52 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
Yes, actually. But as ore says, it cannot be quantified.

At 2/1/2014 11:51:28 PM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
yes, there is a quantifiable percentage in which you differ from your parents.

Make up your mind, lol.

You are mixing up two separate concepts here. You are genetically different from your parents, and we can figure out how different to a manageable degree of accuracy. We cannot quantify exactly how different a generation within a population is from their immediate predecessors, evolutionarily speaking. That is only possible after several (hundreds, thousands, hundreds of thousands) generations pass in between the two being compared.
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2/2/2014 12:34:10 AM
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At 2/2/2014 12:31:35 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:23:18 AM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:18:52 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
Yes, actually. But as ore says, it cannot be quantified.

At 2/1/2014 11:51:28 PM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
yes, there is a quantifiable percentage in which you differ from your parents.

Make up your mind, lol.

You are mixing up two separate concepts here. You are genetically different from your parents, and we can figure out how different to a manageable degree of accuracy. We cannot quantify exactly how different a generation within a population is from their immediate predecessors, evolutionarily speaking. That is only possible after several (hundreds, thousands, hundreds of thousands) generations pass in between the two being compared.

Look, I'm Homo sapien. Yet, if I trace my ancestry back far enough, I'll find an individual that isn't Homo sapien. Do you agree?
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2/2/2014 12:35:36 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/2/2014 12:34:10 AM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:31:35 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:23:18 AM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:18:52 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
Yes, actually. But as ore says, it cannot be quantified.

At 2/1/2014 11:51:28 PM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
yes, there is a quantifiable percentage in which you differ from your parents.

Make up your mind, lol.

You are mixing up two separate concepts here. You are genetically different from your parents, and we can figure out how different to a manageable degree of accuracy. We cannot quantify exactly how different a generation within a population is from their immediate predecessors, evolutionarily speaking. That is only possible after several (hundreds, thousands, hundreds of thousands) generations pass in between the two being compared.

Look, I'm Homo sapien. Yet, if I trace my ancestry back far enough, I'll find an individual that isn't Homo sapien. Do you agree?

Scientifically speaking, yes.
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2/2/2014 12:39:29 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/2/2014 12:35:36 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:34:10 AM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:31:35 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:23:18 AM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:18:52 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
Yes, actually. But as ore says, it cannot be quantified.

At 2/1/2014 11:51:28 PM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
yes, there is a quantifiable percentage in which you differ from your parents.

Make up your mind, lol.

You are mixing up two separate concepts here. You are genetically different from your parents, and we can figure out how different to a manageable degree of accuracy. We cannot quantify exactly how different a generation within a population is from their immediate predecessors, evolutionarily speaking. That is only possible after several (hundreds, thousands, hundreds of thousands) generations pass in between the two being compared.

Look, I'm Homo sapien. Yet, if I trace my ancestry back far enough, I'll find an individual that isn't Homo sapien. Do you agree?

Scientifically speaking, yes.

So a pair of non-Homo sapiens gave birth to a Homo sapien at some point in time, correct?
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2/2/2014 12:40:13 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/2/2014 12:23:18 AM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:18:52 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
Yes, actually. But as ore says, it cannot be quantified.

At 2/1/2014 11:51:28 PM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
yes, there is a quantifiable percentage in which you differ from your parents.

Make up your mind, lol.

In one sentence, he is talking about whether the point of emergence of a new species is quantifiable, and in the other, he is talking about whether the difference between you and your parent is quanitifiable.
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2/2/2014 12:49:48 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/2/2014 12:39:29 AM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:35:36 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:34:10 AM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:31:35 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:23:18 AM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:18:52 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
Yes, actually. But as ore says, it cannot be quantified.

At 2/1/2014 11:51:28 PM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
yes, there is a quantifiable percentage in which you differ from your parents.

Make up your mind, lol.

You are mixing up two separate concepts here. You are genetically different from your parents, and we can figure out how different to a manageable degree of accuracy. We cannot quantify exactly how different a generation within a population is from their immediate predecessors, evolutionarily speaking. That is only possible after several (hundreds, thousands, hundreds of thousands) generations pass in between the two being compared.

Look, I'm Homo sapien. Yet, if I trace my ancestry back far enough, I'll find an individual that isn't Homo sapien. Do you agree?

Scientifically speaking, yes.

So a pair of non-Homo sapiens gave birth to a Homo sapien at some point in time, correct?

Incorrect. Again, here you go thinking on the individual level. I keep telling you this. Evolution cannot be defined on an individual level. You must think in populations.
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2/2/2014 12:53:19 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/2/2014 12:49:48 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:39:29 AM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:35:36 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:34:10 AM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:31:35 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:23:18 AM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:18:52 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
Yes, actually. But as ore says, it cannot be quantified.

At 2/1/2014 11:51:28 PM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
yes, there is a quantifiable percentage in which you differ from your parents.

Make up your mind, lol.

You are mixing up two separate concepts here. You are genetically different from your parents, and we can figure out how different to a manageable degree of accuracy. We cannot quantify exactly how different a generation within a population is from their immediate predecessors, evolutionarily speaking. That is only possible after several (hundreds, thousands, hundreds of thousands) generations pass in between the two being compared.

Look, I'm Homo sapien. Yet, if I trace my ancestry back far enough, I'll find an individual that isn't Homo sapien. Do you agree?

Scientifically speaking, yes.

So a pair of non-Homo sapiens gave birth to a Homo sapien at some point in time, correct?

Incorrect. Again, here you go thinking on the individual level. I keep telling you this. Evolution cannot be defined on an individual level. You must think in populations.

So let me get this straight.

Non-Homo sapiens NEVER gave birth to Homo sapiens.

So, ONLY Homo sapiens give birth to Homo sapiens.

So, the first Homo sapiens were never born?

Or is it like a circle, where the last pair of Homo sapiens give birth to the first pair of Homo sapiens?
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2/2/2014 12:59:52 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/2/2014 12:53:19 AM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:49:48 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:39:29 AM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:35:36 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:34:10 AM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:31:35 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:23:18 AM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:18:52 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
Yes, actually. But as ore says, it cannot be quantified.

At 2/1/2014 11:51:28 PM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
yes, there is a quantifiable percentage in which you differ from your parents.

Make up your mind, lol.

You are mixing up two separate concepts here. You are genetically different from your parents, and we can figure out how different to a manageable degree of accuracy. We cannot quantify exactly how different a generation within a population is from their immediate predecessors, evolutionarily speaking. That is only possible after several (hundreds, thousands, hundreds of thousands) generations pass in between the two being compared.

Look, I'm Homo sapien. Yet, if I trace my ancestry back far enough, I'll find an individual that isn't Homo sapien. Do you agree?

Scientifically speaking, yes.

So a pair of non-Homo sapiens gave birth to a Homo sapien at some point in time, correct?

Incorrect. Again, here you go thinking on the individual level. I keep telling you this. Evolution cannot be defined on an individual level. You must think in populations.

So let me get this straight.

Non-Homo sapiens NEVER gave birth to Homo sapiens.

So, ONLY Homo sapiens give birth to Homo sapiens.

So, the first Homo sapiens were never born?

Or is it like a circle, where the last pair of Homo sapiens give birth to the first pair of Homo sapiens?

Facepalm

Are you trolling me on purpose?

I will say this again, as plainly as I know how. Generations change ever so slightly with passage. These changes compound. After enough change, the population can no longer be put into the same species as the original. When exactly this occurs, we cannot narrow down to a finite point. This causes links between distinct species.

What we choose to name the separate populations, and where we choose to draw classification lines is entirely arbitrary and happens in our head. It has no effect on the biology of the population.
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2/2/2014 1:06:26 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/2/2014 12:59:52 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:53:19 AM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:49:48 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:39:29 AM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:35:36 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:34:10 AM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:31:35 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:23:18 AM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/2/2014 12:18:52 AM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
Yes, actually. But as ore says, it cannot be quantified.

At 2/1/2014 11:51:28 PM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
yes, there is a quantifiable percentage in which you differ from your parents.

Make up your mind, lol.

You are mixing up two separate concepts here. You are genetically different from your parents, and we can figure out how different to a manageable degree of accuracy. We cannot quantify exactly how different a generation within a population is from their immediate predecessors, evolutionarily speaking. That is only possible after several (hundreds, thousands, hundreds of thousands) generations pass in between the two being compared.

Look, I'm Homo sapien. Yet, if I trace my ancestry back far enough, I'll find an individual that isn't Homo sapien. Do you agree?

Scientifically speaking, yes.

So a pair of non-Homo sapiens gave birth to a Homo sapien at some point in time, correct?

Incorrect. Again, here you go thinking on the individual level. I keep telling you this. Evolution cannot be defined on an individual level. You must think in populations.

So let me get this straight.

Non-Homo sapiens NEVER gave birth to Homo sapiens.

So, ONLY Homo sapiens give birth to Homo sapiens.

So, the first Homo sapiens were never born?

Or is it like a circle, where the last pair of Homo sapiens give birth to the first pair of Homo sapiens?

Facepalm

Are you trolling me on purpose?

I will say this again, as plainly as I know how. Generations change ever so slightly with passage. These changes compound. After enough change, the population can no longer be put into the same species as the original. When exactly this occurs, we cannot narrow down to a finite point. This causes links between distinct species.

What we choose to name the separate populations, and where we choose to draw classification lines is entirely arbitrary and happens in our head. It has no effect on the biology of the population.

Premise 1: Non-Homo sapiens have never given birth to a Homo sapien. (You already conceded this point)

Conclusion 1: Homo sapiens have only ever been born to Homo sapiens.

Premise 2: There is not an infinite regress of Homo sapien ancestry.

Conclusion 2: The first Homo sapiens were not born to Homo sapiens.

Conclusion 3: The first Homo sapiens were not born.

Which one is incorrect?
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2/2/2014 1:18:18 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/1/2014 10:46:11 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/1/2014 9:45:58 PM, Bullish wrote:
A very nice visual:

http://upload.wikimedia.org...

So my closest non-Homo sapien ancestor is a breeding pair of Homo Rhod.s?

Alright.

When did a Homo rhod. couple give birth to Homo sapien children?

The concept isn't difficult. Think of a blue to red spectrum. You are boxing yourself in then suddenly coming up with an outlandish question on a lot of these theories.
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2/2/2014 1:20:22 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/2/2014 1:18:18 AM, Bullish wrote:
At 2/1/2014 10:46:11 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/1/2014 9:45:58 PM, Bullish wrote:
A very nice visual:

http://upload.wikimedia.org...

So my closest non-Homo sapien ancestor is a breeding pair of Homo Rhod.s?

Alright.

When did a Homo rhod. couple give birth to Homo sapien children?

The concept isn't difficult. Think of a blue to red spectrum. You are boxing yourself in then suddenly coming up with an outlandish question on a lot of these theories.

Okay, I'm thinking of this spectrum.

Blue represents Homo rhod. and Red represents Homo sapien.

If I pick out an individual from in the middle, what species is it? Does it have a species label? If not, why? If it does, what is it?
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wrichcirw
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2/2/2014 3:30:33 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/1/2014 5:21:57 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:
At 2/1/2014 5:16:43 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
Am I more human than my parents, or less?

Less, since you are one, and they are two.

But he could weigh more than his parents COMBINED! =)
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2/2/2014 8:57:32 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/1/2014 6:49:25 PM, tkubok wrote:
At 2/1/2014 6:36:19 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/1/2014 5:50:07 PM, tkubok wrote:
At 2/1/2014 5:16:43 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
Am I more human than my parents, or less?

Neither more nor less.

Given enough time, will any of my descendents be something other than human?

It depends. Our advancement in technology has changed the future. For example, if we started utilizing designer babies, i.e. genetic tampering of children, then that pretty much eliminates any chance that evolution could have, because we are essentially cutting natural mutations out of it.

That is a little erroneous in thought. Just because we have the ability to alter genetic makeup directly, it does not put us outside of evolution. I guess there could be one exception. That would be if humans developed a genetic standard that was identical across everyone and any deviations immediately fixed.