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    Oh dear God, we aren't really debating the definition of a word again are we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Thats weird because if I asked anyone what they think of when I say prehistoric man they would picture an ape like cave man. That's what comes up when I google it too.

    prehistoric man - Google Search
    Yes, pre-history typically refers to the Stone Age and before. So called because men made tools of stone, as opposed to the Bronze age, where men made tools of Bronze. (The Bronze Age is also history acknowledged as the age when it appears that writing appeared in many cultures, although I recently read an article that said writing may have appeared even earlier than the Bronze Age in some places.) I don't know what that proves or disproves. Actually, I'm having a terrible time following this debate at all. LOL!

    ETA: I don't think that the general consensus is that people from the Stone Age were "too stupid to write things down." That's like saying people from the 19th century were "too stupid to drive a car." No, this stuff just hadn't been invented yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    You are entitled to your opinion but I don't think so. I have never seen prehistoric used in any other way than to define the time before men were smart enough to record history.
    RE the bold ---So therefore they were apes?

    This is really making no sense.

    I disputing the fact that prehistoric implies that men were once apes because that is what you said:

    I merely stated that this is an evolutionary term that assumes that men evolved from apes
    Are you sayng that you believe that men were always smart enough to know how to write and that they popped into existence and began writing with ink and paper?

    Or are you saying that the definition of an ape is "one that is not intelligent enough to know how to write"

    Or both? Or...what am i missing here.

    It doesn't really matter. I'm so confused how we got to this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    It doesn't really matter. I'm so confused how we got to this point.
    It doesn't really matter. I didn't think it was such a controversial statement. I was just pointing out that evolution is so widely accepted that it has leached into our history books as fact. You can't even go into any history museum without seeing displays about evolution so I thought that was pretty obvious to everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    It doesn't really matter. I didn't think it was such a controversial statement. I was just pointing out that evolution is so widely accepted that it has leached into our history books as fact. You can't even go into any history museum without seeing displays about evolution so I thought that was pretty obvious to everyone.
    Evolution isn't leached into our history books as fact. That's a weird one.

    DD1 said the only class it has come up in is biology (a science class) and it was handled as a philosophical debate as to whether evolution happened or it was created (ID).

    It's not accepted as fact; it is scientific theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    Evolution isn't leached into our history books as fact. That's a weird one.

    DD1 said the only class it has come up in is biology (a science class) and it was handled as a philosophical debate as to whether evolution happened or it was created (ID).

    It's not accepted as fact; it is scientific theory.
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    Natural history museums are for life and earth sciences. I think we were under the assumption when you said history classes you meant like world or US history. Not natural history. At least I was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    Natural history museums are for life and earth sciences. I think we were under the assumption when you said history classes you meant like world or US history. Not natural history. At least I was.
    Any history that goes back to the beginning of man. Most world or US history classes don't go back that far. Though almost every school I know makes visits to museums where evolution is displayed as the history of men evolving from apes. Not as a theory but as fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    It doesn't really matter. I didn't think it was such a controversial statement. I was just pointing out that evolution is so widely accepted that it has leached into our history books as fact. You can't even go into any history museum without seeing displays about evolution so I thought that was pretty obvious to everyone.
    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Any history that goes back to the beginning of man. Most world or US history classes don't go back that far. Though almost every school I know makes visits to museums where evolution is displayed as the history of men evolving from apes. Not as a theory but as fact.
    1. Your statements contradict each other.
    2. You must know very few schools.
    3. Which museums would those be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    1. Your statements contradict each other.
    2. You must know very few schools.
    3. Which museums would those be?
    Did I say school textbooks?

    Really? Your school doesn't take a field trip to a museum of natural history? Every school in the metroplex area here does. Maybe there is not a museum close to you.

    Any museum of Natural History. Pick one.

    Evolution of Horses
    Age of Mammals | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
    National Museum Of Natural History - Sculpting Evolution, Washington DC Museums | goSmithsonian
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