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Re. brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

Jd JDay123 at BellSouth.net
Thu Oct 24 16:45:39 EST 2002

Bob LeChevalier <lojbab at lojban.org> wrote: 

>JDay123 at BellSouth.net (Jd) wrote:
>>Bob LeChevalier <lojbab at lojban.org> wrote: 
>>>JDay123 at BellSouth.net (Jd) wrote:
>>>>Bob LeChevalier <lojbab at lojban.org> wrote: 
>>>>>>The logical conclusion to that argument is that evolution is static
>>>>>>when it comes to humans,
>>>>>Humans are probably MORE static than other species because we have
>>>>>spread worldwide, adapt our environment to fit us (therefore reducing
>>>>>the long term evolutionary events of a changing environment), and
>>>>>interbreed with little regard to geography (thereby preventing
>>>>>geographical isolation, which is a significant factor in more rapid
>>>>>evolutionary changes).
>>>>Sure Bob.  They also felt nice and comfy in the days of Noah.
>>>What does this have to do with the above discussion?  Noah has nothing
>>>to do with evolution, or with static or changing environments (a
>>>sudden, one-time, flood might wipe out species, but hardly constitutes
>>>the sort of changing environment that would cause new ones to emerge.
>>>Nor does he have anything to do with race.
>>Obviously they thought they had adapted their "environment to fit
>>us" (your words) but were completely wrong.
>4000 years ago, we had not nearly adapted our environment to the
>extent that we have done so in the modern era.
>>>Of course, if the flood had truly been worldwide, Noah could not have
>>>gotten two of every species on the ark.
>>What does that have to do with the above discussion?
>If it were not a worldwide flood, then adaptation is not an issue.
>There are floods in multitude every year that kill people, and some
>kill hundreds or thousands of people.

The following Q & A should dispell any notions that our control of
our environment has rendered us any better off than the inhabitants
who lived during the days of Noah.  It should also dispell any
theories men have concerning the overall harmony of the various
races upon the earth as the day of the Lord approaches....

 Q: (the disciples):  "Tell us, when shall these things be? and what
shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?" 

A: Jesus:  "Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against
kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and
earthquakes, in divers places."

A: Jesus:  "Many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many".

A: Jesus:  "For as in the days that were before the flood they were
eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day
that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came,
and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man


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