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Posted by: schrodingerscat ( )
Date: February 19, 2021 02:06PM

Good question for Mormons and other creationists,
How do you reconcile the DNA Evidence that Eurasians are part Neanderthal with your belief that God created the first Humans from scratch 6,000 years ago, when Neanderthals went extinct 40,000 years ago?

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/other/539323-genetic-mutation-inherited-from-neanderthals-could-help-protect

"Researchers have discovered a possible genetic link between Neanderthal DNA and a lower risk of developing a severe case of the coronavirus.

A new study ( https://www.pnas.org/content/118/9/e2026309118 ) conducted by Hugo Zeberg and Svante Pääbo at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany, followed up on recent research that suggested Neanderthal DNA was actually linked to higher risk of severe illness...
...The researchers said that Neanderthals and their Asian sister group the Denisovans became extinct tens of thousands of years ago, but their genetic impact still lingers today.

"Some of these contributions may reflect adaptations to environments outside Africa where Neanderthals lived over several hundred thousands of years. During this time, they are likely to have adapted to infectious diseases, which are known to be strong selective factors that may, at least partly, have differed between sub-Saharan Africa and Eurasia," they wrote.

The study suggested that the Neanderthal DNA that protects against severe illness may have occurred due to past epidemics that were caused by RNA viruses, a category that includes the coronavirus."



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/19/2021 02:07PM by schrodingerscat.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: February 19, 2021 02:15PM

I think you're making it very clear that Mormons and other creationists don't agree with Atheists when it comes to reviewing a lot of available 'scientific' data.

I find this astounding! One group is wrong and one group is moving closer to ultimate truth. But which one?!? Each side makes claims!

If only there were a universally accepted arbiter regarding which system of thought is correct. ...or correctyer...

I'm in your camp, Cat. Next time I'm at church, I'll throw this one at them!

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Posted by: bradley ( )
Date: February 19, 2021 02:22PM

New way to get a date in 2021: Pass yourself off as a Neanderthal.

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Posted by: valkyriequeen ( )
Date: February 19, 2021 02:31PM

If this is true, then my hubby, according to DNA results has more Neanderthal DNA than 96% of the customers in the DNA testing business. Our daughter got us kits for Christmas a couple of years ago, and it was interesting to find out what our results were.

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Posted by: schrodingerscat ( )
Date: February 19, 2021 02:36PM

I've asked MORmONs that question before and their typical response is,
"Gee I don't know. God works in mysterious ways, but what does that have to do with my Salvation?"

My response usually goes something like this,
"I don't feel any need for 'saving'. The only thing I need is the truth and I know you're not telling the truth if you can't begin to reconcile your belief that God created the first humans 6,000 years ago, with the fact we have Neanderthal DNA in our genetic makeup, when they went extinct 34,000 years before you say God created the first Humans. So come on back when you're ready to tell the truth!"

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Posted by: kathleen ( )
Date: February 19, 2021 03:01PM

schrodingerscat Wrote:
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> I've asked MORmONs that question before and their
> typical response is,
> "Gee I don't know. God works in mysterious ways,
> but what does that have to do with my Salvation?"
>
> My response usually goes something like this,
> "I don't feel any need for 'saving'. The only
> thing I need is the truth and I know you're not
> telling the truth if you can't begin to reconcile
> your belief that God created the first humans
> 6,000 years ago, with the fact we have Neanderthal
> DNA in our genetic makeup, when they went extinct
> 34,000 years before you say God created the first
> Humans. So come on back when you're ready to tell
> the truth!"

You really say that to them ? I just put my hands in my pockets, roll up and down onto my toes a couple of time, and say, “Okie Dokie.”

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: February 19, 2021 03:05PM

Yes!!! I call it 'rocking back and forth on my heels' but it's got to be the same action!! Way to go, you!!


If only The Cat were capable of such eloquence!!! The mind reels!!

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Posted by: Roy G Biv ( )
Date: February 19, 2021 03:16PM

Life is nothing but reconciliation for some people I suppose, always demanding it for yourself and/or from others.

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Posted by: caffiend ( )
Date: February 19, 2021 04:11PM

One of the reasons I'm passing on the WuhanFlu vaccine* is that I have always had a very robust immune system. I think it was our own Lots Wife who pointed out that I'm quite the Neanderthal. So if I'm a Neanderthal** and I have this Wuhan-resistant system, then it all connects.

*I'm not anti-vaxer--just this one, for now. I preserve my right to change my mind.
** I used to consider myself more of a Cro44Magnum. It seems I was flattering myself. Back to the old S&W.40!

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Posted by: Heartless ( )
Date: February 19, 2021 06:33PM

You are soooooo silly.

Certain uber righteous Neanderthals were translated and brought to earth to witness the world that would produce christ.

They were promise the messiah would descend from them.

See?

All you need is a profit to explain it!

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: February 19, 2021 07:12PM

The church needs to do a proper assessment and out of the data gathered, prepare a right and proper Prophet & Loss Statement.

They need to look at the figures, which includes the 100+ Billion Dollar 'rainy apocalypse' fund, and lay it out for the membership just how they're doing, and what they plan to do.

While I'm sure that quite a large segment of the faithful membership have no problem letting the Elites lead and guide them, it couldn't hurt for the Elites to sort of 'roadmap' the future for those who plan on staying in for the long haul.



Do you see the genius in promulgating the notion that the date of the Second Coming has to be kept a secret? Look at how foolish prior predictors have looked with their target dates came and went with no sign of the Savior! It's something JoJu would have come up with had not prior versions of his duplicitous self not already handled.


Plus Covid! ...to keep it all on topic...

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 11:38PM

I noted a headline promulgating the notion that wearing glasses gives you a lessened rate of catching the Covid-19. As in they keep virus-laden droplets from using your eyeballs as ports of entry.

To decrease the odds of contracting it, wear two pairs of glasses.

If you don't have glasses, trying wearing two pears. Can't hurt, right?

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: February 22, 2021 02:38AM

The dual pairs of glasses are the key to his romantic successes.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: February 22, 2021 03:23AM

I'm writing this in hopes that it will give me the opportunity to take a screenshot of the index showing the first six threads all being the work of The Cat...

Wish me luck!

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Posted by: caffiend ( )
Date: March 04, 2021 10:17PM

Texas has decided to "open up" the state completely: no state-required masks, social distancing, or fractional occupancy of public facilities. A prominent national figure called them "Neanderthals."

Hmmm....If they do have a surfeit of those Neanderthal genes, maybe things will work out for them after all!

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Posted by: schrodingerscat ( )
Date: March 04, 2021 11:48PM

caffiend Wrote:
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> Texas has decided to "open up" the state
> completely: no state-required masks, social
> distancing, or fractional occupancy of public
> facilities. A prominent national figure called
> them "Neanderthals."
>
> Hmmm....If they do have a surfeit of those
> Neanderthal genes, maybe things will work out for
> them after all!

Just letting people do what they want and take personal responsibility didn't work out so well for Sweden.

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