I will start with Thankful Thursday.
This morning I am thankful for a lot of things:
1. I am thankful for my wife of almost 28 years. Tomorrow is our anniversary and we beat the odds by making it this long.
2. I am thankful that both of my children made it through another school year without any really major incidents.
3. I am thankful that I got the boat trailer fixed this week without hurting myself and with only 5 trips to the hardware store. I sometimes impress myself.
4. I am thankful that I have lots of fresh veggies to eat and all I have to do is go to the garden and pick them. Cukes anyone?
5. And finally I am thankful that I didn’t kill myself cutting the tree down yesterday and now I have proof that I didn’t evolve:
After spending over 3 hours up in a tree trying to cut it down I have come to the conclusion that there is no way that I evolved from apes or lemurs or any other tree dwelling creature. This morning my legs, arms, feet, hands, stomach and even eyes and teeth are sore. I was not designed to be a tree dwelling animal. I guess that is why I am so “down to earth” haha.
The other day there was a TV show on where some scientist found a fossil from some creature and was out to prove that it was the missing link. Ok this animal was the size of a squirrel and had a really long tail like a lizard and this guy said that he believed it was one of our ancestors. Now I admit that I have some really strange relatives but this one wasn’t one of them.
He said things like: this creature has 5 fingers so she must be related to us. Yes she had some kind of claw on one of the fingers and two of the fingers were actually thumbs but we don’t care about that. It has five digits and that makes her our ancestor. Hmmmmm
Then he said: Her front teeth aren’t like a lemur so she must be a human ancestor. Never mind that horses, pigs, cows and thousands of other animals don’t have the same teeth as a lemur, the fact that this creature didn’t have lemur teeth makes it one of our ancestors.
And here is the really interesting part. Notice I referred to this fossil as “She”?
Well before the scientists every started out to “prove” that this was a human ancestor, they gave it a name. I think it was Sally or Nancy or something like that. I had to laugh at this. Let’s not try to sway the judges but putting a label on the bones before we even do any tests.
This reminded me of a scene from an old Monty Python movie. The towns people caught what they thought was a witch. So they set out to prove that she was a witch. They decided that witches float and so does wood. So if she weighs the same as wood then she is a witch. The also asked what else floats and someone in the crowd said rocks….well really small ones. Then someone else said ducks float. Ok so if she floats she is a duck or a witch. Pretty logical if you ask me.
So in conclusion, you are free to claim Sally as your long lost relative but not me. No I don’t have all the answers but after yesterday, no way am I part monkey or lemur.
Have a great day,