Yet more evidence for Evolution

Posted: May 1, 2009 in Atheism, Evolution, News, Religion, Technology
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1207506783119It is often claimed by Creationists, especially those of the Young Earth Creationist variety,  that there is simply no evidence for Evolution.  Oddly enough this claim has been demonstrated to be false time and again.  So, just for the sake of completeness, here is yet another proverbal log of evidence to throw on the moutain sized pile.   This time the evidence deals with the origins of modern humans…

Modern humans ‘evolved on S Africa/Namibian border’

New research suggests that the modern human species first evolved in southern Africa, probably near what is now South Africa’s border with Namibia.

Writing in the journal Science, the researchers say modern humans then migrated north to the Red Sea region.

The researchers spent 10 years collecting over 4 million gene samples from more than 120 population groups in Africa.

Among their findings was that Africa has more genetic variation than any other continent, and what is known as the Cape Coloured population in South Africa has the highest levels of mixed ancestry in the world.

They also found that nearly three quarters of African-Americans can trace their ancestry to west Africa.

The scholars say their study will help to determine why diseases have a bigger impact on some groups than others and could uncover ways to counter them.

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Comments
  1. awfrick says:

    It’s becoming clear to me that evidence does not matter to a creationist. They view God as above logic and reason, essentially putting the argument in a place where no one can touch it. Very frustrating indeed.

    Great post though!

  2. ghostwriter says:

    My misinformed friend.Evolution NEVER took place. caterpillers have been turning into butterflies since the beginning of time and they still are. So if monkeys turned into man why then is that not happenning now? HUM?Science makes a fool out of its self every time it tries do discredit GOD.Game over.GOD 1 science 0.IF you desire to continue this convo email me at millenniumdisciple@gmail.com

    • Matt says:

      Then explain all the evidence that points to Evolution happening. Explains the observed instances of speciation. Explain the record changes in the human body. Explain the fossil record. Explain the awful design of the human body. Explain the genetic data. Etc etc etc.

      So if monkeys turned into man why then is that not happenning now?

      First find me an evolutionary biologist who says that monkeys turned into man.

      Therefore I have to conclude, based on that statement, that you are inherently ignorant about the Theory of Evolution.

    • Echa says:

      If you think evolution is not happening then explain the swine flu. It was all over the media a few weeks ago and its pretty common knowledge that it was a mutation that allowed a pig’s flu to spread among the human population. The evidence is right there in front of you, whether you will accept it or not is up to you.

  3. guiltyhere says:

    There will always be people like ghostwriter who will continue to stick their heads in the sand and pretend not see any evidence. They will only get their information from other creationists and never truly examine their position because it conflicts with their beliefs. This is why religion is harmful. Ghostwriter: spend some time on talkorigins.org and really learn about the topic.

    Matt: Love the comic…another great teach the controversy laugh. It’s just too easy. When people deny reality, it’s just too easy to make fun of them.

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