Thursday, November 26, 2015

Of Monkeys and Men

Let’s not waste our time about talking snakes, a fruit that bares morality, a flaming sword or even a wonderful Paradise. Let’s talk about brute facts – evolution. For one thing I’ve notice, most believers like Rabonni Daganasol Ruda​ here is angry about evolution, not because it hurts his god, or it’s all about materialistic science, nope. They are irritated about it because of sheer ignorance about it. In other words, “they fear the unknown.”

Oh come on, just reading Rabonni's post, you can see it is dripping with so much misconceptions you can’t even tell if he’s talking about evolution.

Let’s see…

According to Rabonni, "Atheist? BeliEve that HUMAN is from animal or born by the animal or one as of animal even it's not proven by Darwin”

So, atheists believe that humans are animals… Uh, OK.

We humans belong to the Kingdom Animalia (animals) unless Rabonni here believes he’s a fungi. Ok, so this is how humans are classified based on Linnaean classification:
 Humans are animals, and there’s no doubt about it. In biology, living things are classified into groups and we call it as taxon (taxa – plural) and this taxon is divided into groups:

• Domain - Archea, Eubacteria, Eukaryote
• Kingdom - Plantae, Animalia, Fungi, Protists, Eubacteria (Monera), Archaebacteria
• Phylum
• Class
• Order
• Family
• Genus
• Species - smallest classification

Eukaryote --> Animal --> Chordata --> Mammalia --> Theria --> Eutheria --> Primates --> Anthropoidea --> Hominoidea --> Homo --> sapiens

I dunno. Is Rabonni here imply that we eat monkey meat? Seriously, I don't know if his Mother, Father, sibling or his whole family eats monkey, but I know I don't so uhhh, No, I don't eat my ancestors.

A monkey is also a primate, but that where the familiarity end. Apes are Hominoidea, but monkeys are classified as Strepsirrhini, or Haplorhini. Apes are classified as Hylobatidae and Hominidae (this includes humans).

Speaking of monkeys…

Rabonni continued, “And more worst eating monkeys meat is like eating their ancestors.
And hoW can You believe in the process of existing invisible things when you cAnNot define monkey as your own kind.”

Sad thing that some god believers  rationalized more like an uneducated beast than a Chimp.

Monkeys are not my kind. I don't share 99% of my DNA sequences from a Philippine tarsier (Carlito syrichta) or a Philippine Long-tailed Macaque Monkey ( Macaca fascicularis philippensis). But I do share 98% similarity in the coding sequences of my DNA to a Gorilla gorilla or a Pan troglodytes. That's because were both Homonoidea. In fact, chimpanzees are more closely related to humans than they are to gorillas. So, I can say that Chimps are much closely related. Not only in genes, but in intelligence and social behavior as well. :)

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