Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Watch the face of man evolve over 6 million years.

I understand that if you watch it backwards it eventually shows you the face of creationist Ken Ham.

20 comments:

  1. Leland4:28 AM

    "I understand that if you watch it backwards it eventually shows you the face of creationist Ken Ham."

    Now, Gryphen. You know that is insulting. Even the OLDEST of our ancestors had more brain power than that fool!

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  2. Anonymous5:01 AM

    That is subtly and nastily racist. Homo sapiens with a dark skin is just as evolved as one white a light skin.

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    1. Anonymous5:21 AM

      Agreed.

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    2. Anonymous5:45 AM

      The creator of this video may have been trying to avoid appearing racist to those who would claim he is comparing blacks to apes? Or, maybe he was trying to help those who would fail to see how a white skinned man could evolve from a very dark ape? I don't think we can automatically assume that it has racist undertones. File this in the damned if you do, damned if you don't category.

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    3. Anonymous6:01 AM

      I was hoping while watching this that the evolved face wouldn't end up as a caucasian one. Except for that it was very well done.

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    4. The creator is also an unsubtle and far too typical misogynist.

      Why is {{{MAN}}} as a species always represented by a male? Since so many of the remains of the earliest humans are female, it would be logical to use THEIR skulls to show the progression!

      Unfortunately, logic and a stack of rock-solid bones, will never trump inherent bias... a bias so ingrained that it is unquestioned, indeed unconsidered.

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    5. I agree with 5:01 am. This could have been presented as a collection of several individuals arriving at the differing races and genders of modern humanity.

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    6. Anonymous7:39 AM

      5:45-- I agree with you. I thought it might be trying to educate those who keep insisting that white Europeans (indeed, all of us) could not originally have come out of Africa, because of the difference in skin color.

      Unfortunately, I happen to know too many of these people...

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    7. Anonymous7:46 AM

      This comment is why people get all upset about "political correctness". The creator of this video merely used his own photo for this video but is called "nasty" and "racist" for doing so. The guy who created this is a white man and it isn't his fault (?) for being born that way. If you don't like it do your own video.

      BTW, Here's a photo of him working on the models: http://clasblog.dept.ku.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Gurche-at-work-IMG_6312.jpg

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  3. Anonymous5:17 AM

    If you watch closely, you can see Ken Ham at about 00:35.

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  4. Anonymous5:41 AM

    So at the pinnacle of evolution is a white guy?

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    1. Anonymous5:56 AM

      Doesn't say much, does it? We're doomed. Btw, is Greg Fisk a Palin enemy?

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    2. Anonymous5:59 AM

      See 5:45's response.

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    3. Anonymous6:01 AM

      No, 5:41, the pinnacle would be a woman of any skin color.

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    4. Anonymous6:47 AM

      @6:01: Brilliant!!

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  5. Anonymous6:57 AM

    You win the internet today 6:01am.

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    1. Anonymous8:22 AM

      Finally!
      Q Sis

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  6. Watch the face of man evolve over 6 million years.

    Note that the genes for light skin only became widespread in Europe in the last seven to eight thousand years—a very small proportion of the time scale being depicted. If you google (without the quotes) "time of human white skin emergence" you will get some relevant hits, for example http://news.sciencemag.org/archaeology/2015/04/how-europeans-evolved-white-skin

    Some commenters appear to be conflating "more recent" with "more evolved" (whatever that means) with "more worthy". For some food for thought, see: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150911-blind-cavefish-animals-science-vision-evolution/

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    1. Anonymous1:35 PM

      Yes. That's why I hate the term "de-evolution"--people who say that don't understand evolution. Evolution isn't a one-way street towards more complexity, it is just adaptation to the environment. Sometimes the adaptation results in simpler (and, arguably, better) life forms.

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  7. Anonymous3:53 PM

    If race is an issue on an obviously photoshopped presentation, the Franklin Institute has an exhibit where you take a photo of your own face, and the computer makes the evolution simulation more fit your own mug. I'm Italian, so if I type eastern european into a form, the photo has olive skin and black hair. I'm a natural red head with lily white porcelain skin and greenish blue eyes. I used to get offended, until I went to Italy and learned that Germans invaded from the north, an a lot have blonde or red hair, light eyes, and pale skin.
    We're still in the process (of evolution) and relatively we have a long long way to go to mix and become homogenous, but who wants to live in a homogenous world?

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