I watched the Discovery Channel show about Ardi (the humanoid fossil they found that is older than Lucy) last night and it got me thinking...
These highly educated scientists took FIFTEEN YEARS to painstakingly go through every bone fragment they found, studying each one, comparing it to other fossils and living primates. The did not go into it even hoping to find what they found...it took them years to even start realizing what it was, and even then, they stayed skeptical and debated it until enough evidence was there to make it undeniable.
My question is, isn't it a bit arrogant for some lay-person to then read an article about it on Yahoo News that is a couple paragraphs long and, knowing nothing else about it, immediately go "Nope! That theory is stupid! It can't be true because I feel like it's wrong!"???
Answer by admckenzie at 10:33 AM on Oct. 12, 2009
Answer by metalcowgirl34 at 10:36 AM on Oct. 12, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:38 AM on Oct. 12, 2009
Answer by Lindalu2 at 10:40 AM on Oct. 12, 2009
It's worse than arrogant. It's ignorant!
BTW Happy Thanksgiving where applicable lol.
Answer by beeky at 10:41 AM on Oct. 12, 2009
Answer by older at 10:45 AM on Oct. 12, 2009
Answer by metalcowgirl34 at 10:46 AM on Oct. 12, 2009
Answer by metalcowgirl34 at 10:48 AM on Oct. 12, 2009
Answer by Aasiyah at 10:52 AM on Oct. 12, 2009
For all those saying "ignorant"....ok, but my point is that they think so highly of themselves that they don't need to do that much research to find out the truth. They just "know". That is arrogance.
I disagree. It's not that they think highly of themselves, it's because they are so brainwashed by religious doctrine that they fear the repercussions of anything that may make them question that doctrine.
Answer by beeky at 10:53 AM on Oct. 12, 2009