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More Muslims are deciding that the discovery of Ardi disproves Darwin’s basic theory

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Human evolution mural at Dover High School
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Here is an excerpt from boston.com:

If you learned about Ardi on the Arabic-language version of Al Jazeera’s website, however, you discovered something else: The find disproved the theory of evolution.

“Ardi Refutes Darwin’s Theory,” Al Jazeera announced, in an Oct. 3 article not available on the English version of the website. “American scientists have presented evidence that Darwin’s theory of evolution was wrong,” the article opened. “The team announced yesterday that Ardi’s discovery proves that humans did not evolve from ancestors that resemble chimpanzees, which refutes the longstanding assumption that humans evolved from monkeys.”

I guess the interpretation of a scientific discovery is treated one way in Western culture and completely the other in the Muslim world. Go figure!

 

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/11/01 at 08:55

What will these Creationistas think of next?

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Ray Comfort Open-Air Preaching
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But never fear reasonable folk! As long as Pharyngula (read PZ Myers) lives the dastardly creations and slanders concocted by the likes of Ray Comfort and his current boy toy, Kirk Cameron will be exposed.

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An unforgettable image of NYC’s Lower Manhattan more than 8 years ago

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09:  A Bonhams gal...
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This image comes from a Facebook album and has been Skitched (www.skitch.com) and dropped in here. I feel shivers just looking at the image of the Twin Towers as they stood then. To me it is fortuitous that this image is offered as part of the reprise of the voyage of HMS Beagle that took place in the first third of the 19th century. The object in the lower left of the photo is the Clipper Stad Amsterdam under full sail:

BTW, this post with the Skitch image comes to this blog via Scribefire which happily accepts Skitch images for inclusion in WordPress.com posts!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/09/22 at 10:05