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I want to be hit by a humungous asteroid whe I die - beats having a heart attack in a mall.
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Weren't people pointing to an asteroid for a while now? Well now we know. smile.gif Nice article.
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^This.I disagree with their findings.Irrefutable proof is not provided.Entire speculation built upon speculation is.

Anything irrefutable is inherently false
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Originally Posted by Phelan View Post

Calling these numbers "facts" is no different than humans that called the Earth flat over 500 yrs ago. All these "facts" about time scales are based on a carbon dating system that is completely unproven. How can it detect 11,000 yrs when the margins of error are greater than the period of our existence? It takes just as much faith or more to believe in Carbon dating as it does to believe what I do (not to bring beliefs into the discussion). This is interesting Science and good, but as mentioned above me, no proof is irrefutable.

Carbon dating is based on scientific method, even if it isn't entirely accurate.
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i assume descendants means descendants from EVOLUTION.

you EVOLVED from your grandparents?

Not really sure you know what evolved means.
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if this breakthrough were scientifically proven or more accurate, shouldn't it be published in a more prestigious source?

Pretty much like saying "if this book really is that good, why didn't Dostojevskij write it?" The scientific worth of something does not correlate to where it's published. In general less reputable journals are less likely to provide you with accurate articles, but that doesn't mean that they all are bad.

"Proves" is the wrong word it shoudl be something like this "the scientifically sound finger that points at dinosaurs getting wiped out by an asteroid is now bigger, pointier and flashing in red"
 
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Not really sure you know what evolved means.

You would not have evolved from such a small time frame. Maybe you don't know what it means?
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You would not have evolved from such a small time frame. Maybe you don't know what it means?

Still not sure.
 
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I want to be hit by a humungous asteroid whe I die - beats having a heart attack in a mall.

How about being hit by a asteroid while having a heart attack in a mall? yessir.gif
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I am still a fan of the Mega Raptor and the big Crocs

Too bad evolution wont let us see something as big as them on land again. I think the oxygen levels would limit the size potential. BVut it would be interesting, Imagine Humans actually start to evolve into larger versions.

But if I were to take a guess, after Humans, that insects could potentially get to large sizes again. like the Arthropleura, probably the nastiest creature to ever live on Land. but that was 300m years ago-ish
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Still not sure.

here let me help you.
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evolve:
Develop gradually, esp. from a simple to a more complex form.
Develop over successive generations, esp. as a result of natural selection.

gradual:
Taking place or progressing slowly or by degrees


Please explain to me how you evolved from your grandparents.
Where and when did natural selection take place during this time frame, and what "complex" form did you become?

Read those definitions for assistance, if you want to avoid natural selection in your generation
Edited by Clipze - 2/10/13 at 6:19am
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here let me help you.
Please explain to me how you evolved from your grandparents.
Where and when did natural selection take place during this time frame, and what "complex" form did you become?
Read those definitions for assistance, if you want to avoid natural selection in your generation

Natural selection is always at play. (Recessive genes). Using evolved in such a short short timeframes is pointless, as you already pointed out. But some of the genes mutated and i am the sum of all my grandparents, but not all ther genes. Using Evolution to describe anything but a paradigm muddies things up. Unless the timeframe and the mutation allows for the creation of a new subspecies, the word evolved should be replaced with mutated or increased spread of traits.

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how did dinosaurs go extinct when there are evolved forms of animals still in existence?

This is why I asked, I assume that you are talking about birds. Birds evolved from dinosaurs but they are not dinosaurs. Just as everything evolved from bacteria but we are not bacteria.
 
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here let me help you.
Please explain to me how you evolved from your grandparents.
Where and when did natural selection take place during this time frame, and what "complex" form did you become?

Read those definitions for assistance, if you want to avoid natural selection in your generation

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.
    
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