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September 14, 2010


... between religion and science?

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

And to think it only took science a few thousand years to catch up:

It was the animals all along.

An anthropologist named Pat Shipman believes she’s found the answer: Animals make us human. She means this not in a metaphorical way — that animals teach us about loyalty or nurturing or the fragility of life or anything like that — but that the unique ability to observe and control the behavior of other animals is what allowed one particular set of Pleistocene era primates to evolve into modern man....

[T]his also placed early humans in an odd spot on the food chain: large predators who were nonetheless wary of the truly big predators. This gave them a strong incentive to study and master the behavioral patterns of everything above and below them on the food chain.

Heh :)

Posted by Cassandra at September 14, 2010 08:38 AM

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Not to dissuade Dr. Shipman from her research, but any jamoke with a remote control knows that competition fosters innovation. The Yankees make the Red Sox a better baseball team, which drives the Yankees to be a better baseball team, which drives the Red Sox, etc. A both teams OWN the Orioles. Just saying.

Posted by: spd rdr at September 14, 2010 10:50 AM