I knew it, I thought my original response was more than adequate. My mistake.
The fact that the common ancestor is no longer around doesn't mean it didn't exist. It also doesn't matter *why* the common ancestor is no longer around, except as an intellectual exercise.
For my own part, I think that the common ancestor probably died out because it was not as well adapted to changes in its environment as both man and apes. Is that sufficient for you, or would you rather make another snarky comment?
posted on 07/05/2005 12:56:37 PM PDT
("I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." -- Thomas Jefferson)
Why bother? Trying to explain the integrity of the scientific method to people who still believe dinosaurs and people lived at the same time is like trying to explain advanced vector calculus to someone who hasn't learned to count to ten yet.
posted on 07/06/2005 7:26:32 AM PDT
(Where's the science?)
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