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The next close call with an asteroid they think will be 2029 and 2036. Wouldn't bother me a bit if it did. I'll be an old man by then, and it would be much cooler to die in an asteroid impact than by cancer or heart failure.
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This was really a good read. Topics that interest me a lot thumb.gif
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Nigel's camping holiday took an unexpected turn....
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I find it weird that we have evidence of ... "Dinosaurs" and extinction level asteroids, yet we have absolutely NO evidence of the first people at all. Get outta here.... way out with this.

Simple fact is, it is what it is until an asteroid kills us all randomly.


And speaking of this... If this Asteroid is the result of creating "Homo Sapiens" Then who to say that we weren't organisms living on that asteroid that collided with the planet? That would then mean we are not from here, just maybe a random act of events happened that facilitated something that changed everything.
    
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I find it weird that we have evidence of ... "Dinosaurs" and extinction level asteroids, yet we have absolutely NO evidence of the first people at all. Get outta here.... way out with this.

There never were any "first people". However we do have loads of fossils from different species in the homo genus, including ones that evolved into the current homo sapiens sapiens.
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And speaking of this... If this Asteroid is the result of creating "Homo Sapiens" Then who to say that we weren't organisms living on that asteroid that collided with the planet? That would then mean we are not from here, just maybe a random act of events happened that facilitated something that changed everything.

There were already animals that were the ancestors of mammals before the asteroid hit. All the extinction of dinosaurs did (to put it simply) was to allow mammals to evolve to "replace the dinosaurs or fill the econiches filled by them.

Also an impact like that would cause all the rock to melt which would be visible in the geological record.

However it is possible that life on Earth originated from a comet or an asteroid that collided with earth a few billion years ago.
 
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Evolution is not limited to genetic change through natural selection, nor is it just about becoming more complex. You're making false assumptions based on an insufficient dictionary definition.

yea well I rather follow a dictionary definition than use my imagination to define it
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yea well I rather follow a dictionary definition than use my imagination to define it

Evolution is constantly occurring, and there are changes from even one generation to the next.

Speciation generally takes a large number of generations.

Anyway, the point is that speciation from dinosaurs to birds happened tens of millions of years before dinosaurs went extinct. Obviously not all species of birds died out in the K-T extinction event, but as far as we know, all species of dinosaurs did. That said, the dinosaurs that birds evolved from were already extinct by this event, as were the earliest species of birds.

Species are constantly dying out, but again, this does not mean that those species descended from them must follow suit.
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i actually belive the acient alien theory.... in peru.. phaleontologies had found more than 3k rocks with draws of dinasords with "skins" and those rocks were drawed just a couple of thounsands years BC so.. according with the asteroids theory dinasords were erased MILLIONS years earlier..


ps.. my english is kinda messy so sorry
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i actually belive the acient alien theory.... in peru.. phaleontologies had found more than 3k rocks with draws of dinasords with "skins" and those rocks were drawed just a couple of thounsands years BC so.. according with the asteroids theory dinasords were erased MILLIONS years earlier..


ps.. my english is kinda messy so sorry

There are dinosaur like mythological creatures in many myths of ancient cultures. From dragons to hydras etc.

You have to remember that lizards and other reptiles are still here (along with crocodiles) and nothing stopped the ancient civilizations from finding dinosaur fossils either...
 
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