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Re: Buried Alive... With Lots Of Dung

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Posted by bzrd on October 5, 1999 15:35:57 UTC

: : Your theory is very fascinating, but I'm skeptical nonetheless. Perhaps you can prove me wrong.

: "It seems the bones that comprise the skull and facial structures in : humans never stop growing"

: Is this really an accurate assesment? I've heard that hair continues to grow after death, but only for relatively recent amounts of time after death. Once all out decomposition sets in (several hundred years), I'm sure this process has stopped, and microorganisms have ensured that human tissue is recycled into fly food (I've never heard of a mummy that's expected to weigh more after, say 1000 years then when he was alive). Furthermore, this theory rejects the carbon dating method, which is rather well established.

: And to your second point. : "thru time, one would expect to see an increase of genetic-borne : maladies such as cancer, diabetes militis, multiple sclerosis, alztimers etc., as more mis-information is introduced into the human : genome."

: I don't think your conclusion is a sound one. Perhaps a rise in these diseases should be more attributed to the fact that we've developed better treatment for these diseases. Hence, people with diabetes no longer live drasticaly shortened lives, but live long enough to reproduce, thus passing on their maladities on to their children. Modern medicine has succeeded in extending lives far beyond the age of reproduction, nearly everyone in north america can expect to live long healthy lives (that is, if you're not gunned down in a church or a school). Hence, one would certainly expect a rise in these diseases simply because natural selection has failed to select the best suited with humans.

: Finally, I'd like to add, that many theist go rummaging through the bible to support findings they've produced, but fail to take into account all the times the bible has been wrong. For instance the bible states that the world is flat, and that the sun revolves around the earth.

: I'd love to hear from you bzrd.

: P.S. Yes, I'm rather obsessed with dung.

bzrd here: My appologies for inadvertantly misleading you. Human skull and facial structures keep growing only while the individual is alive. If this is true, it would seem reasonable to surmise that a human being several hundred yrs of age, would have some very interesting facial features. Indeed, that is what the computer model used by the researcher showed. Also, due to the very short half-life of C14, carbon dating is only useful for several thousands of yrs. And I might add, that scince no new genetic information has been added to the human genome, it is essentially a closed system and subject to the vagaries of the Second Law of thermodynamics. We are de-evolving my friend.... P.S. Where does it say the earth is flat in the Bible?

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