Fri, Oct 2, 2009
Science, it works, until we have nothing left to prove, and in order for humanity to further evolve, we will be required to change our ideas and look at things in a totally different, often radical light. Will it still be called science when our current understanding of human development ends and the next new dawn of man begins? Maybe it will, maybe it won't. We can't prove anything until the opportunity is presented to us.
I have never liked how evolution usually is associated with pure fact. (A current professor always proclaims this!) New information is always being found contradicting past ideas, and this may happen forever and ever because we are always evolving, becoming smarter and significantly more knowledgeable, enabling us to question even more complicated and deeper ideas.
For example, a recent hominid fossil finding from about 4.4 million years ago is now begging us to ask whether or not we really are descended from chimps and gorillas, as has been previously thought for so long.
Early human development is not well known at all, at I find it completely foolish to accept something as fact especially when that "fact" is based on such a limited amount of data. Just because an idea is outlandish, doesn't mean that it is incorrect. All angles must be analyzed in order to find the answers we are looking for.