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"As He began to grow in the beginning, He continues to grow even unto today. Look again for the first time."
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The Universe is at least 6 1/2 billion years old...obviously it was/is not stagnant...!
But all was/is a planned Concept of His Eternal Creation....We humans can only perceive it as growing bigger and bigger, and eventually bursting "its
seams". (So vast that everything will be at such a great distance from anything else...as in a balloon, which must, it seems, eventually be
I believe God is wiser than that; we just cannot perceive His mind and thoughts.
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"Scripture tells you how to know God. To be as Gods, knowing good and evil."
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The cliffs and caves above the shore, the researchers said, have been uplifted by tectonic forces where the African plate goes under and pushes up the European plate. The exposed uplifted layers represent the sequence of geologic periods that have been well studied and dated, in some cases correlated to established dates of glacial and interglacial periods of the most recent ice age. In addition, the team analyzed the layer bearing the tools and determined that the soil had been on the surface 130,000 to 190,000 years ago.
Dr. Runnels said he considered this a minimum age for the tools themselves. They include not only quartz hand axes, but also cleavers and scrapers, all of which are in the Acheulean style. The tools could have been made millenniums before they became, as it were, frozen in time in the Cretan cliffs, said the archaeologists.
Dr. Runnels suggested that the tools could be at least twice as old as the geologic layers. Dr. Strasser said they could be as much as 700,000 years old. Further explorations are planned this summer.
The 130,000-year date would put the discovery in a time when Homo sapiens had already evolved in Africa, sometime after 200,000 years ago. Their presence in Europe did not become apparent until about 50,000 years ago.
Archaeologists can only speculate about who the toolmakers were. One hundred and thirty thousand years ago, modern humans shared the world with other hominids, like Neanderthals and Homo heidelbergensis. The Acheulean culture is thought to have started with Homo erectus.
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Hoekstra has been a professor for two decades. He specialised in evolution, studying the natural selection of bacteria and fungi. He co-authored a teaching manual called Evolution, an introduction.
Why is Darwin behind us?
"Darwin saw natural selection as a driving force behind evolution. But this force has dwindled in strength for people living in developed nations. We can control our environment to such an extent that most problems are dealt with before natural selection has a chance to get involved. We have medical and technical solutions for most physical problems, even those with genetic causes. We have sapped natural selection of its strength."
Is that a bad thing?
"No, itâs not bad, but it does lead to genetic deterioration. Our medical solutions are elegant because they are less cruel than natural selection. As long as we are able to maintain this culture, there is no problem, but if it ever disappears, a lot of problems will rear their heads."
What should we do about it?
"I donât know if there are any humane solutions to the problem. Draconian ones exist - which I oppose."
When did this deterioration set in?
"After the Industrial Revolution, around 1850, the human environment changed dramatically: better sanitation, more medical options. It marked an explosion of technological possibilities."
"A crucial operation like the Caesarean has become more prevalent and saves lives. Sometimes, when a babyâs head is too big to pass through his motherâs pelvic cavity, delivery can be fatal. This problem is partially genetic. If you allow it to continue to exist by carrying out Caesareans, the mutations that cause it can spread."
Has it been proven that detrimental mutations continue to exist in a protected environment?
"Yes, quite often. In experiments with all sorts of microorganisms for instance, but also in fruit flies. Natural selection is impossible if all parents have the same number of children.
"If you allow animals to live in favourable conditions for generations and then expose them to â let say âwartime conditionsâ you can see the deterioration. You can see the mutations have accumulated."
And favourable mutations? Do they still have a chance of proliferating under these circumstances?
"Barely. You would hope that the bearers of good mutations have disproportionally large numbers of children, but that becomes unlikely. What does keep on working is sexual selection. That is, as long as animals seek out partners who exhibit indicators of health and fitness, and give off the impression of having other good characteristics. This will probably slow the spread of detrimental genes as well. The last thing I want is to be a doomsayer."
What new favourable mutations could we use?
"I think behavioural ones. More and more people are living in increasing proximity to each and there is a huge amount of pressure to function well socially. I donât buy into the theory that urban environments select a genotype that is more anti-social. Does anti-social behaviour carry benefits in cities? Geneticists of the last century hoped for genes that would lead to increased intelligence. I never understood that. Does the entire world need more intelligence? What the world needs, I think, is more understanding, tolerance, friendliness and pleasant interaction. If that means being a little more stupid, so be it. There will be plenty of super-intelligent people left."
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