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The trilithons now seen are only around 3500-4000 years old and are the work of the Beaker people, an entirely different civilisation to the megalithic henge builders. The Big Myth is up for a Medea Award (Brussels). Unnoticeably the decay in the Norwegian media has advanced so far as to allow Irving to dominate for days on end." [118] Lying low also became impossible when anti-Semitic reactions in Norway during the Second Lebanon War in summer 2006 were among the worst in Europe. Creationist critiques of the evolutionary corpus, which all-too-often attempt to portray the Book of Genesis as literally true, often use the eye as evidence of their Creationist notions.� The eye is too complex and function-specific to be some kind of evolutionary development, so goes Creationist reasoning.� Even Darwin confessed to the problems that eyes posed for his theory of natural selection, stating that the notion of eyes' being the product of natural selection seems �absurd.� [204] � However, the evolutionary path to the fully developed eye appears pretty clear to today�s scientists. [205] � Below is the current conception of the evolutionary path of eyes.� (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Eyes began with pigments such as chlorophyll that captured photons that initiated electrical impulses through chemical cycles in a new kind of specialized cell: the nerve cell.� Neurons are energy hogs and �high-tension electric lines� in animals. �Human brain tissue uses ten times the energy that non-organ tissues elsewhere in the body do.� The first eyes probably only detected light, and perhaps even infrared light, so that organisms could remain the proper distance from life-giving/destroying volcanic vents, for instance.� Hydrothermal vent shrimp today have such infrared sensors, which can be likened to naked retinas. [206] � The development of an eye with a lens was not a great evolutionary leap from rudimentary eyes, and a recent calculation shows how eyes with lenses could have developed from scratch in about a half-million years of evolution. [207] � Protozoa may have had the first precursors to eyes.� Once the eye evolved, its benefit was overwhelmingly obvious, and virtually all animals that live where vision would help them have eyes.� Animals that adopted subterranean existences have lost their vision and even their eyes .� It is thought today that the development of eyes was a key innovation in the arms race that would soon characterize the eon of animals, and might have even triggered it.� Th e Pax6 gene is common to all animals with eyes.� As with those other early life events, that gene supports the widely accepted idea that vision evolved only once. [208] � The purpose of all senses is to detect environmental information, which is in turn processed by the brain.� Even brainless plants can detect light and modify their behavior, such as plants turning and growing toward sunlight .� The first brains are consider ed to have appeared with early mobile animals, which were probably worms, but precursors to nervous systems exist in unicellular eukaryotes .� Experiments were performed long ago that showed that flatworms can learn .� Animal behavior began with protists, and protozoans have numerous behaviors, from predation and parasitism to defensive activities.� Even m aterialist philosophers have argued that atoms possess consciousness. [209] � If a worm can learn, it would seem to have consciousness of a sort.� Perhaps it is not as complex as mine or yours, but it surely seems to be consciousness.� Worms have brains and can learn.

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