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Old 02-01-2018, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by fishbrains View Post
Sure, you need to have enough brainpower to build upon experience and get organized, creating a civilization. So what? You still haven’t shown anything.
It is a given that we are evolved enough to be civilized. As evidence, I present the proof that we are civilized. Great. Although you brought up the alleged rapid development of civilization, you have not shown why that speed may be notable, anomalous, or related to any particular evolutionary development.
I take it back. You probably do NOT know enough about evolutionary processes. The evolution of our physical structure has been validated by the discovery and investigation of DNA. Why would you accept that our bone structure and other physical attributes evolved through changes in the DNA but poo-poo the same evolution to our cognitive structures? The physical structures are far more difficult to change and require considerable time to effect but our cognitive structures are much more malleable and fluid because they are alterable through experience and learning. The heritable epigenetic effects on cognitive structures are far more influential than the genetic ones and their effects are more immediate on succeeding generations. This is the reason for the exponential advancement over such a short time period. Unfortunately, the effects are potentially reversible just as rapidly depending on the extant trend in memes and learning.
Yes, I have seen it before. Often enough, and which such little substance behind it, that I very much doubt the PhD portion of mysticphd.
::Sigh:: Just exactly how many of my 35,000+ posts have you actually read. There are many containing significant content in discussions with those who purported to be experts in their fields.
It is his typical twaddle wherein he says something about religion, them brings in an 7nrelated item, says ‘aha!’, and is incapable of defending his position.
Feel free to actually challenge something you think I present and am unable to defend.
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