High Seas wrote:
Well, I'm sorry I mistook you for a creationist - from other discussions I know you're very observant in re jewish faith, and couldn't account in any other way for your forceful reaction to Edgar's post. I also thought the Siberian discovery fascinating, and also the discovery in Crete which I linked. From your subsequent post I also fail to see your reasons for that forceful reaction - is it DNA-based? Is it the dating of the layers?
You're highly mistaken High Seas.
I am neither Jewish nor in any way observant of the Jewish faith. neither am I Christian, nor observant, in any way, of the Christian faith. Ditto Hinduism, Buddhisim, Islam, Jainism, Taoism et al.
I believe in a very dynamic God but am not an adherent of any earthly faith. I am, however, quite tolerant of all earthly faiths and believe them to be, in the main, entirely positive elements of human society.
I'm sorry if I was supposed to jump on the wonder train set in motion by edgar, but I thought it, like all contrived sources of awe, to be quite silly.
I'm not a huge fan of edgar (although I do appreciate his affinity for poetry) and perhaps this fact contributed to the vehemence of my expression, but the notion (edgar's, not yours) that it was simply a refelxive response to the posting of a "liberal," is simply absurd.
Despite all the clamor concerning how mine was the reply of a curmudgeon, no one has yet to be able to provide a sensible explanation of why this so-called finding is deserving of great interest, let alone awe and wonder.
I can imagine why paleontolgists seeking additional funding might want to tout this "discovery" as something wonderful, but not why any of us would find it any more than mildly interesting.