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Do you know what you are?

You are a mobile multicellular eukaryote which eats the cells of other organisms; that makes you an animal.

You have organized tissues; that makes you an eumetazoan.

You have bilateral symmetry; that makes you a bilaterian.

During embryonic development, your opening for the anus developed before your mouth; that makes you a deuterostome.

You have a notochord, pharyngeal pouch, and a tail (embryonically); that makes you a chordate.

You have an internal skeleton protecting your brain and spinal chord; that makes you a vertebrate.

You have jaws; that makes you a gnathostomate.

You have hard bones of calcium hydroxylapatite, including a rib cage; that makes you an osteichthyan.

You have one upper arm bone, two bones in your forearm, and a radiating series of five digits in your hand and foot; that makes you a sarcopterygian.

Your shoulder blade is separate from your skull, and your hip is attached to your backbone; that makes you a tetrapod.

During embryonic development, you were surrounded by amnion and had a small yolk sac connected to you where your circulatory system began to develop; that makes you an amniote.

You have hair, heterodont dentition, and three middle ear bones; that makes you a mammal.

You developed in your mother's body with the help of a placenta, unlike some other mammals which develop in pouches or eggs; that makes you a placental mammal.

You have forward-facing eyes with color vision, a comparably poor sense of smell to other animals, an opposable thumb, and fingernails; that makes you a primate.

You have a flexible arm and shoulder, and had a tail as an embryo which you lost during development; that makes you an ape.

And if you're a creationist, or even just a Christian, who doesn't believe humans are primates, I want to inform you that saying God created us "unique" from animals is saying God didn't create us so complex and beautiful that we fit most intricately into the amazing biology He designed. Your ignorance blinds you to self-debasing, belittlement of who you are. Were you created unique and alone, or were you created as part of something divine; for what is more divine than being a part of nature?

Sincerely,
Rick "DeinonychusEmpire" Charles
Young-earth Creationist
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kmdogs97 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
I would suggest sending this to: [link]

I've read several conversation that they've had with people trying to let them understand parts of this, and I think they'd benefit from it.

Also, this is a very open-minded post and it's good to see that on here when there seems to always be groups of people who seem to never reconcile.
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this a new group? Thanks for notifying me of it, I could have some fun with these guys. I'll probably submit some of my journal entries as Deviations and submit them to the group (even though they'll probably be rejected). I've tried to influence my creationist peers to think more impartially but it's tough because they are so afraid they'll anger God or something by "stepping out of line." How creationists can consider themselves scientific when they are so superstitious is a head-shaker.
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kmdogs97 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
No, looking at thier page, they've been open 7 years. Most of the things they've posted in response to people trying to converse with them have always been the same thing and could benifit with some new thoughts.
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. I'll try stepping in their sometime.
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kmdogs97 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Good luck! :)
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Eriorguez Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Better late than never, but kudos to you! I know several non-creationist people who would have some trouble accepting this.
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! And come to think of it, I once met someone who was an evolutionist, however didn't "believe" humans are apes. I am unfamiliar with that viewpoint so I decided to avoid confronting it in this presentation.
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic! You can't see it, but I just gave you a standing ovation.

(Also, it is now my secret goal to sneak in the term gnathostomate in as many conversations as possible.)
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you kindly sir.
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Sir?
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