How can you believe in evolution and still believe every human race evolved at the same rate?
It seems contradictory to me that if you don't believe humans were "created" (creationist) but have "evolved" (evolutionist) then as Darwin surmised in his "Origins of the Species", the same species will evolve differently and at a different rate depending on its environment.
Humans are not a monolithic breed just as the pit-bull, collie, great dane and Chihuahua share the same dog ancestor from only a few thousand years ago. Unless you are a creationist, can you have to believe that selective breeding by human or environment doesn't affect size, temperament and intelligence to some degree.
- fruitsaladLv 75 years agoFavorite Answer
I don't believe humans are the same, if that's what you're saying. Different groups have different average abilities, and different groups emerged at different times. For example modern Bantu Africans are a very recently evolved group only around 3000 years old, Caucasians are much older, and Aboriginal Australians much older again.
- 5 years ago
I don't think you understand how evolution works. It's not that some evolve faster than others. It's that they each evolved in different ways at the same time, at pretty much the same rate.
In the case of humans, that would mean that our ancestor most likely didn't look like any human today. Africans are just as evolved as a Caucasian or an Asian. In fact, genetically speaking, there is more genetic variety in Africa then there is in any other race. That's to be expected, since Africa is where humans originated from and Caucasians and Asians descend from one branch of Africans that left, when there were many other branches in Africa.
As far as human differences, humans are really not that different from each other. Out genetic information is pretty much the same, and not enough time has passed for humans to be that different. We all come from the same basic intelligent human.
As far as intelligence all humans possess this, and the reason is that the world requires that humans be intelligent and for thousands and thousands of years human groups from all over the world survived in their own tribes. This requires intelligence, knowledge of the area and being able to communicate and interact with other members. They knew how to take care of themselves. They were all intelligent.
Also, we've seen evidence of civilizations and inventions throughout the world, and incidentally, Europe was one of the last continents to advance to the development of civilization. Throughout history we have seen people go from advanced civilization (ancient China), to a third world country (China in the early 1900's) to an advanced econmy (China now).
Humans are capable of changing and seem to be able to become successful when given the opportunities. We can see this at an individual level (there have been valedictorians of all races and sexes and cultures and religions), and at a group level as well.
- TowandaLv 75 years ago
You don't have the slightest idea of what you are talking about. You should learn to keep your mouth shut until you learn enough to know what you are talking about.. You only prove that you have been indoctrinated by the church without enough knowledge to even ask an intelligent question. There is nothing wrong with being religious but don't believe everything you are told as truth. And don't attempt to learn from anyone that will not let you ask questions.
- BearLv 75 years ago
If there was a god,he/she/it could magic up food without the need for rain and to plant crops to feed animals.
Also,there would be no need for humans to have a gestation period.He/she/it could make adult humans.
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- Anonymous5 years ago
Did you even research the origins of modern humans? I doubt it. In addition, educated people, most religions, and practically all scientists don't believe in evolution, we ACCEPT the evidence and the explanations for it.
Let's talk about evolution but on my terms. A person poses a rhetorical question on Y!, usually with no knowledge of evolutionary principles. S/he may provide unreferenced quotes, misquotes, made up quotes, misstatements, YouTube videos, or Creationist websites. S/he usually doesn't know that evolution has NOTHING to do with the origin of life, which is the science of abiogenesis. And the person's only alternative, whether stated or not, is a supernatural origin (Creationism) for the species diversity we see today.
So.... thanks for the opportunity to present references to readers that might never have seen Creationism exposed as a non-science, and evolution shown as very much a falsifiable set of predictions and mechanisms to explain the diversity of life on this planet. In 150 years of research in the fields of biology, biogeography, geology, molecular biology, anthropology, paleontology, population genetics, and others, the theory of evolution has been modified (see below for the definition of a theory), but never falsified.
If I were to suggest only one thing for you to read, it would be the 2005 court case where Creationists pushing Intelligent Design wanted it taught in the science curriculum of public schools as science. The conservative judge, after hearing evidence in a court of law, including testimony from the leading Creationists, ruled that Creationism was a religious approach and not scientific. Creationism/Intelligent Design did not use the methods of science and had no evidence to support it. Here is the full judge's decision which prohibited the teaching of ID in the science curriculum:
and a quote from his conclusion: "In making this determination, we have addressed the seminal question of whether ID is science. We have concluded that it is not, and moreover that ID cannot uncouple itself from its creationist, and thus religious, antecedents."
Also you should see the position of the National Academy of Sciences. If you haven't heard of them: http://www.nasonline.org/about-nas/mission/ "The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars. Established by an Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the NAS is charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. Scientists are elected by their peers to membership in the NAS for outstanding contributions to research. The NAS is committed to furthering science in America, and its members are active contributors to the international scientific community. Nearly 500 members of the NAS have won Nobel Prizes, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, founded in 1914, is today one of the premier international journals publishing the results of original research."
This is part of a statement by them about evolutionary theory.... http://www.nas.edu/evolution/TheoryOrFact.html "The formal scientific definition of theory is quite different from the everyday meaning of the word. It refers to a comprehensive explanation of some aspect of nature that is supported by a vast body of evidence.
Many scientific theories are so well-established that no new evidence is likely to alter them substantially. For example, no new evidence will demonstrate that the Earth does not orbit around the sun (heliocentric theory), or that living things are not made of cells (cell theory), that matter is not composed of atoms, or that the surface of the Earth is not divided into solid plates that have moved over geological timescales (the theory of plate tectonics). Like these other foundational scientific theories, the theory of evolution is supported by so many observations and confirming experiments that scientists are confident that the basic components of the theory will not be overturned by new evidence. However, like all scientific theories, the theory of evolution is subject to continuing refinement as new areas of science emerge or as new technologies enable observations and experiments that were not possible previously"
- Anonymous5 years ago
Clue: When you do not understand or are not intelligent enough to understand a subject, it's best not to make claims about it.
- Anonymous5 years ago
There's a politically correct version of evolution and then there's the truth.
- expertgalLv 75 years ago
Creation by the God of the Holy Bible is the only correct answer.