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This is a small chunk of the phylogenetic tree of life. I used the image here [link] to help bring this wallpaper to fruition.

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[source is David M. Hillis, Derrick Zwickl, and Robin Gutell, University of Texas]
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Pronus Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Cool. I really like the way something as amazing as the tree of life is turned into a really beautiful piece of art.
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FoxFornication Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Turdus Migratorius". Turdus.

My humor is one of the worst in the world.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Turdus is, ironically, the song thrush. Hehe, thrush...
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soulxchild Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Photographer
that is absolutely amazingly awesome :D
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flimflammer Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student Writer
Fun fact: Humans share roughly 70% of their D.N.A with bananas. That's right, go jump in a bowl of ice cream because you are part banana.
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FoxFornication Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And humans share more DNA with pigs than with monkeys.

Or not, I just read that somewhere.
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EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student Writer
Hey, we're both eukaryotic life-forms, with quite a few similarities on the cellular level. Stands to reason that we'd share some DNA with them.
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Z-Designs Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ingenious
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KrondaliX Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Wanna know from what we're born loll why not make a picture with the start of this genealogic tree of course ^^;

I'm not religious but i don't really believe that we're far brothers of all lifeforms they're from others tree because that is really weird to think that all of us have the same ancestry. The most reliable would be the Monkey but don't tell me a lizard will be !?
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ccaskey92 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Believe it or not, I've heard that even Charles Darwin found it hard to believe that everything came from the one same source. (Not to mention that the one pool of goo that became all life would have to hold all the DNA of everything that has, and ever will, exist on Earth) Many people that share the faith of evolution don't even agree to what extent, and how, evolution has occurred. (Showing that evolution is still a theory)
Always look for the truth, but watch out for the truth people say is true.
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Muronranta Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That post gave me a diarrhea. That's some of the stupidest and uninformed stuff I have recently read.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w57_P…
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh dear, religious troll alert.
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EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student Writer
Oh no, believe me. We are all decended from the same life-forms, if you go back far enough. Of course, "back far enough" is a good 3 billion years.
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Unikraken Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just because you personally aren't able to understand evolution does not make it less true. Men far smarter than the both of us have discovered all of this. You should really read up and learn about it.
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ZedekBlue Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic
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zombieferret42 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Wooooow. My biology teacher told us about this thing in class, but I didn't realize how big it was... O_O
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EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Student Writer
That is simply awe-inspiring!
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AmnioticOef Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Hm, so primates are most closely related to rodents? That's pretty crazy.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Mice and rats are used in medical research for this reason, primates are closely related to rodents. So better to use mice than cows or cats.
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AmnioticOef Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I remember reading somewhere that tree shrews are even closer.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
yes.
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Unikraken Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, they are fairly closely related, however, this is just a small selection of the available lifeforms that have been cataloged.
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soyrwoo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
I love how the name above us belongs to a species of mouse :D
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ericleb010 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Student Writer
I love this. A great little twist on Sagan's "pale blue dot" concept.
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Xswiffy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
this is really flippin cool.
it's hard, at least on my screen, to see the names (even in fullview)....it took me awhile to get it, haha.

i like that this looks just like a city skyline with roots or a reflection underneath the surface.
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Marsmar Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Am I the only one who thinks that the fact that our species survived while 99 percent of all living things on the planet died out is far more interesting and beautiful than a wizard with extremely faulty planning and design made us?
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Unikraken Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, but that statement is a little sensational. We did not compete with those 99%. That's over a period of 1 billion years. We've competed with life for the last 100,000 to 250,000. However, we've done a helluva job so far :D
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Klemz Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Still, I wonder what truely is in the middle.
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Alighierian Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student Photographer
but honestly, i think some sort of super-ancient mini one-cel life form was the beggining of all life
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Alighierian Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student Photographer
which might have arrived on earth hitch-hiking a ride on a comet from another planet
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Alighierian Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student Photographer
isnt chuck norris in the middle? =D
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Unikraken Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just because we don't know the answer definitively, doesn't mean it's a wizard.
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Klemz Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Oh, well if it's a wizard, I would ask how he get here :)
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timaa2k Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
nice idea^^
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Krullish Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool ting
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WH1T3-N0153 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:clap:

I can't remember where I read it, but I found this saying hilarious: 'Atheism is the arrogant notion that the universe wasn't created for us.'

I can't see how people can say belief in God isn't harmful when it means you're going to inherently view the 'rest' of nature as lower than you and there to serve your purposes.

I'm assuming I can use this?
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Unikraken Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course you can! and I love that quote.

It's pretty sad that there are over a hundred billion galaxies, and the religious honestly think it was all made for us naked, sex obsessed apes on a little backwater planet in a backwater galaxy.
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SupermanLovesAspen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey! hey! sex is great! :D
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Unikraken Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We are in agreement.
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SupermanLovesAspen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL! Awesome. I'm sick of christians and all religious people on their high horse of ignorance and arrogance.
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ccaskey92 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am Christian, and if there is one thing I never want to be, it's arrogant. I really enjoy science, the wonders in this universe, I love looking at the stars and all the incredible things out there with them. I enjoy learning about nature, how living things work, and what we can achieve through will and technology. I also believe that science supports God. I don't cover my eyes and ears when science is brought up, but I do believe that the theory of evolution is more a leap of faith, than a fact backed by science. Scientists have found, what they can call evidence, for evolution, but there is no proof that evolution is a fact. If we did evolve from other life-forms, then we are beyond insignificant in this world. But if we truly admire this incredible creation in, and around, us, then we can't help but admire the creator.

If the Mona Lisa is a masterpiece, then Leonardo de Vinci is a master.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Also, not looking for an argument, just my opinion. Disregard if you like.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
You assume that evolution falsifies a creator and his kinship with man. I'll ask you a question then, HOW did god make creation? Surely by natural processes. Why can't evolution simply be the process that god used to create? God could still have created man's spirit or soul and put it into the first true human. I assume that god didn't simply snap his fingers and make things appear, unless you accept the genesis account that he simply used magic words.

You cannot cherry-pick science, and then say that it supports god. You are also using the word "theory" wrong "Theory" in science is essentially a supported and verified hypothesis, not a hunch or guess, as it is in popular language.

Also, just because you don't accept evidence in your opinion, doesn't make it any less true.

You say that creation makes life more special, like an artpiece, but I would rather be kin to ascended apes, than to fallen angels, or the corrupted children of a sadistic cultural father figure.

Life is a masterpiece, no matter how you slice it, insignificance also brings humility. I am in awe of the natural world, and feel privileged to be part of it.
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ccaskey92 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You make a good argument. I'm glad you made a good response to my comment. We learn the most from sharing with others of different views.

In your first statement, you ask, "Why can't evolution simply be the process that God used to create?" This is something I have noticed several times. The word evolution ends up being used to describe both micro-evolution and macro-evolution. Micro-evolution is simply adaptation within a species. Like the various sub-species of birds or dogs. This is natural, witness able, and reproducible. Micro-evolution (adaptation) is scientific fact. This I do not dispute.
Macro-evolution is the belief that all forms of life came from one source over the process of billions of years. This view cannot be proved nor reproduced nor witness able, which means it cannot be backed by science. Because macro-evolution is still called scientific fact, despite the fact science cannot back it, this is what I have a problem with.
You also say that you, "...Assume that God didn't simply snap his fingers and make things appear..." I do believe the Genesis account, and when it is compared to the Big Bang Theory, it actually makes more sense. Matter does not glob together in any situation, and the belief that the Big Bang came from something smaller than an atom that suddenly exploded, without reason, and produced all the matter that now exists in this vast universe, and ultimately, by accident, created all life on Earth, past, present, and future, is a VERY big stretch (Honestly, bigger than believing that God created the universe, created animals after their own kind, and created man after his own kind.) To say God used magic words pulls him down to our level. When you look at the Sims video games, I don't think the characters in it could possibly understand us when compared to their reality.

You say that, "Theory in science is essentially a supported and verified hypothesis." If it is, then either it being called a Theory is wrong, or science is supporting the idea incorrectly. A Theory is a possibility that requires study, if it is provable, then it is not a Theory, it is fact. If the Theory cannot be backed up, then it is not a fact, and cannot be viewed as truth.

Your second and third statement is true. I should not pick and choose science. But we all must look at all things science and belief with discretion. If we do not, then we descend into bigots without a leg to stand on.

your fourth and fifth statement are both good. You stand by your views, that is good. But I must say, we are not tied to fallen angels, or corrupt children of a sadistic cultural father figure. We were created with freewill, we are free to believe in God, or not. In Christianity, it is the same freewill God gave us that allows us to say he does not exist, so that we do not worship him like robots, but by our own freewill. Yes, we are children, we are children free to follow our fathers instruction and guidance, or, free to learn for ourselves the truth around us.

Science does seek the truth, but some science is tainted with individual views that wish it to bend to what they want it to be, and yes, I mean for both scientists and religious people. The only way we can find the truth is by standing by our views, but looking at the world with an open mind, ready to learn.

P.S. thank you for the good reply. Sorry this is so long.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the interesting discourse. Cheers :)
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Unikraken Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too. ^_^
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JediSenshi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Puts us humans in our place. Doesn't it?
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Unikraken Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope so. :)
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