Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thankful Thursday and Greg’s theory of Evolution

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,


My ADHD Me said...

"Alms for an ex-leper?"

I actually think those bones may have a connection to a few of my relatives.

Chatty Kelly said...

Congrats on your anniversary! Woo - only 5 trips to teh hardware store. That is a good day for my husband. He loves Home Depot.

Yup - I didn't evolve either. If evolution was true, moms would grow a 3rd or 4th arm, and have eyes in the back of their heads. LOL!

Edie said...

You mean it's NORMAL to run to the hardware store mulitple times in the same day when working on a project? I thought it was because I was a girl! Clearly this is one of those male mysteries generally kept under lock and key LOL!

Someone needs to inform CK that we DO have eyes in the back of our head! But I'm not related to Sally either.

Susan D said...

I enjoyed reading your list. Congrats on 28 years. Very impressive! I love summer and fresh veggies. No garden here, but have an awesome local farmer's market. Blessings, SusanD

Jenny said...

I love your new mad typing skills Greg :)

Great Thankful Thursday and again Happy Anniversary and I hope ya'll have fun whatever your plans may be.

I am definately not a monkey, lemur or some fossil named Sally or Nancy;)

skoots1mom said...

think of how badly you would have been feeling had you not been 30x5'ing...
glad you didn't fall out of the tree

i'm w/ ck, moms and dads would have definitely grown another arm by now

maybe that lizard man in your swamp is kin to Sally :)

Rosezilla said...

Yeah, I saw the Missing Lizard. I always say that believing in evolution takes way more faith than believing in Jesus Christ. Well done on getting your project done and not falling out of the tree.

Laurie said...

Hey Greg,
Thanks for stopping by. I love your humor and insight. Blessings bro, Laurie

2Thinks said...

Agreed. Not related to monkeys. Funny post! Thanks for visiting me, also. Love your comments over at my place.

I hate it when my husband climbs up in a tree to cut down big branches, so scaaary. He sort of likes doing it though... Nope. Still. Not a monkey.

I think my last night's post mentions whose image we are created in.

Anonymous said...

"cukes, anyone?" - that was hilarious, cracked me up :)

Scarlet said...

I'm glad you survived the tree-cutting experience yesterday and I hope you're feeling better now.

I love having fresh fruits in my yard so I understand about your love of fresh veggies. I wish I had those, too...and herbs for that matter.

Btw, congratulations to you and your bride on 28 years of marriage! Wow! That's quite an accomplishment.

Happy Anniversary to both of you!! :)

B His Girl said...

I may b related to the squirrel but not you! 28 years...that is worthy of celebrating. Enjoy your time with your wife this weekend. Smell the roses. B

Beverlydru said...

Happy Anniversary and many more!! I am finding after 30 years it continues to get better and better. It's worth all the hard work!!

Patience said...

Happy Anniversary !!!!!

Terri Tiffany said...

I saw that about Sally or whatever her name was an only laughed. I think she was around for awhile and someone recently bought her and said all this.
You sound like you really stay good and busy! I have some palm trees that need to come down.:)

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Love that you're "down to Earth"

No "monkey (or Sally) business" here either.

Sandy said...

hahah enjoyed the post....sometimes people with brains ought to be scientists don't ya'd make a good one.

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