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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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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry Trish, I didn't know you were a girl at first. Somebody just told me you were. It's the internet, how I am I supposed to know who is what? =P
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Eh, it's not the first time it's happened. Went for three months on a message board with a (in hindsight) rather gender neutral name before anyone realized. It was... awkward.
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can imagine. Sorry for the confusion!
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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yoult Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
As a hint: She's a female. ;)
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How was I supposed to know that?
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yoult Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
By assuming that the name "Tricia" is seldomly given to males. :)
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My username is DeinonychusEmpire, how was I supposed to know "bubbletrish" represented her real name? I don't typically examine other Deviant's profiles just to make sure what gender they are. xD

Sorry Trish, I thought you might have been some guy trolling me pretending to not know what "sir" meant...
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yoult Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're by far the open-mindest and coolest creationist I've ever heard of.
"Being part of the nature is the most divine" - this is also my worldview and hits the nail on the top.
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Tyrannotitan333 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What exactly is your faith (I mean, I know you're Creationist, but you seem to be into palaeontology a lot)?
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
In practice I am a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, which is actually quite ironic. The Adventist denomination was founded in 1863, around the time the field of paleontology was just being developed (Richard Owen coined the term "dinosaur" in 1842). And one of our denomination's co-founders, Ellen White, specifically mentions dinosaurs in her writing. As dinosaurs were a relatively new renaissance in the mid-1800s, many Christians were still very naive about them (and still are, by the way the ball rolls). Ellen White wrote that dinosaurs are extinct today because "after the Genesis global flood God knew humanity would not be able to coexist with dinosaurs, so He wiped them out at the flood." This is a contradictory statement, as the Bible clearly says that all animals were on Noah's ark (I'm assuming you're familiar with some Christian theology, such as Noah's ark, a global flood and such). Thus, thanks to Ellen White most Adventists are in denial that dinosaurs even existed.

I'm blessed to have been born into a liberal family, so from the beginning my parents never filled my head with things like "dinosaurs never existed" or "God wiped the dinosaurs out at the flood." And to this day they don't agree with everything I believe but they at least respect my opinions. So I owe it in part to my liberal raising that at a young age I recognized dinosaurs to be fascinating and not fraudulent.

I also owe my scientific objectivity to the Adventist church itself. We're different from other religious denominations in that, while we have a belief system, we don't have a creed. So members of the church are permitted to be outspoken and divergent in what they believe without being repudiated by the church body.

Thanks for asking, I'm sorry I tend to ramble when someone asks me religious or scientific questions. =P
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Very good. :)
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Ikechi1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome lol, most awesome creationist ever
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ZombieSaurian Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! You sir, are great!
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Best thing I've ever heard a creationist say.
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Seconded. And by a long way too.
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