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If someone believe modern man been here for 150,000 years then it would seem you have to believe that man was as dumb as an ox for atleast 140,000 of those years why then beg the question where did this super knowledge suddenly came from. Maybe a man was struck by lighting huh? Or maybe aliens are involved as in Stargate?

Smidlee, Christian Forums 30 Comments [8/4/2005 12:00:00 AM]
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Crosis

Two simple reasons:

1) To paraphrase Newton, we see farther today because we stand on the shoulders of giants. We can build on the knowledge of our ancestors. The ancients didn't have so much to build on.

2) More people likely means more geniuses, which likely means faster improvement.

8/4/2005 10:47:52 PM

Semyaza

This dude seriously needs to read Richard Dawkins' book \"The Selfish Gene\" and get a basic grasp on memetic evolution. Yup, it took 150,000 years or so for apes to develop modern culture from, well, nothing. Memes don't just appear out of nowhere, someone has to think them up, and what you can think up is entirely dependent upon what you already know.

The \"super knowledge\" came from a hundred thousand years of trial and error.

8/17/2005 5:54:23 PM

kyle90

How DARE they defile the name of Stargate.

8/21/2005 8:17:47 PM



They were doing other stuff, like hunting and gathering.

5/3/2007 12:49:45 AM

vichycycl

I'd be infinitely more likely to believe in the extra-terrestrial invasion of powerful megalomaniacal symbiotes in stolen humanoid bodies (with death gliders) than Noah's boat ride and generation of 6 billion of us.

I'd engage this delusion further; sadly, it's time for my Kel-no Ree.

5/3/2007 1:45:31 AM

Darwin

...where did this super knowledge suddenly came from.
Well, obviously for some of us it didn't...

5/3/2007 1:52:22 AM

BurntBush

For a long time they were a superstitious lot, who believed in a mythical god, and whose religeous leaders forbade the study of science because it was \"evil\" and \"of the devil\". If they were caught in the act of \"performing\" science, their religeon demanded they be stoned, or burned. Sound kind of familiar? Thank Darwin that science moved on in spite of christianity.

5/3/2007 2:30:13 AM

Ambrielle

They get points from me for the Stargate reference :)

5/3/2007 12:31:26 PM

Puck

When did the prehistoric people start using fire?

5/3/2007 12:51:02 PM

Leareth

let me say it slowly so you'll understand. "It. Is. Called. A. Learning. Process."

10/15/2007 8:21:50 PM

DinDC

Speaking on behalf of the Oxen Community, this is extremely offensive.

10/16/2007 12:17:54 AM

BurntBush

And it took until now to come up with Plasma TV? WTF?

10/16/2007 1:12:53 AM

nobody

exponential growth bitch

10/16/2007 3:35:20 AM

Tempus

Well, for tens of thousands of years, men didn't have time for much else except hunting and gathering food. And then it took them more time to really come up with the ideas we take for granted--like organized mathematics and writing.

Considering that they had to create them from nothing at all, I don't think I can call them stupid. Can you?

10/16/2007 3:39:43 AM

rubber chicken

How about we drop Smidlee, stark naked, into the middle of a jungle somewhere and then we can see how far his 'super knowledge' gets him ?

For most of humanities existence our levels of intelligence have remained, pretty much, the same. We just know different stuff, that's all.

10/16/2007 3:58:39 AM

Freboy

It took Pythagoras many years to come up with his theorem. Now kids learn it in grammal school in an hour.

You should try it.

10/16/2007 5:31:19 AM



They invented language, tools, civilization, discovered fire and how to use it, and so on.

I'd like to see you try that from scratch.

Inventing language is a much larger step than inventing a machine for which all the components already exist.

10/16/2007 10:57:40 AM

anti-nonsense

aliens are more believable then an invisible, supernatural god.

10/16/2007 12:45:23 PM

Quantum Mechanic

You are still stupid.

2/6/2012 6:09:00 AM

Dr.Shrinker

You really want to go there? Okay, let's go. Even a cursory review of history reveals that there is a definite correlation between the increasing of human knowledge and the gradually increasing distance between science and religion.

Funny that, huh Smidlee

2/6/2012 6:49:42 AM

Canadiest

Everything we have can be tracked back to a simpler form of that. Being American you probably think everything was invented in America after 1776, under the glory of your church but you're wrong.

Major leaps in our technology and agriculture came from our world wide trade and explorations before the founding of America and after. The printing press further spread this knowledge and when combined with libraries (a even older idea) can easily be seen as the father to the internet.

There is no mystery to the lineage of knowledges boom if you are slightly curious. Smidlee's crap up there is merely one of their stupid strawman arguments.

2/6/2012 7:28:53 AM

Feral Dog

@ Canadiest:

Whoah now. Don't lump all of us in with the Conservatives (who are generally the Republicans or ...pfft... Libertarians).

2/6/2012 11:33:09 AM

Canadiest

@Feral Dog

My bad. Should have said Right-wing Americans.


2/6/2012 3:01:11 PM

Moondog

Judging by your grammar, you are still as dumb as an ox.

2/6/2012 8:18:08 PM

Philbert McAdamia

>>was as dumb as an ox for atleast 140,000 of those years <<

Was?

2/7/2012 1:03:07 AM

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