Evolution Debate

#1 Posted by Metric_Outlaw (1198 posts) -

Hey bombers I don't want to get too political or religious here but in the Pokemon universe do you think the people evolved from Primeapes? Let's do our best to keep it tame and respectful.

#2 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@Metric_Outlaw said:

Hey bombers I don't want to get too political or religious here but in the Pokemon universe do you think the people evolved from Primeapes? Let's do our best to keep it tame and respectful.

Better question.  
 
Where do they get food from on the show? I never see live stock. Where does POKEFOOD come from? 
#3 Posted by SexyToad (2939 posts) -

...No. The closest Pokemon to a human is either mr.mine or jynx. Just cause supposedly humans evolved from monkeys doesn't mean the same in the pokemon world. Also look at primate... He's a head with arms and legs, no body at all! If anything they evolved from jynx. She is part of the 151 Pokemon so it's possible.

#4 Posted by Jack268 (3368 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man: They eat Magikarp sushi
#5 Posted by Vinny_Says (5911 posts) -

No, god created people and pokemon 6000 years ago. It's written in the pokedex.

#6 Posted by gaminghooligan (1710 posts) -

nah people evolved from digletts

#7 Posted by Mushir (2631 posts) -

My Pokemon knowledge is very weak these days but didn't they make a Pokemon who was so powerful that he was basically a God? So perhaps he just created everyone in the Pokemon Universe.

#8 Posted by JackSukeru (6146 posts) -

Humans evolved normally, Pokemon came from outer space.

#9 Posted by ch3burashka (5597 posts) -

God created the Pokemon from man's rib.

#10 Posted by Hunter5024 (6447 posts) -

@Mushir said:

My Pokemon knowledge is very weak these days but didn't they make a Pokemon who was so powerful that he was basically a God? So perhaps he just created everyone in the Pokemon Universe.

This. Arceus created humans and pokemon alike. Duh guys.

#11 Posted by SexyToad (2939 posts) -

^There you go.

#12 Posted by 49th (3116 posts) -

A wizard did it.

#13 Edited by Dagbiker (7022 posts) -

@RockmanBionics said:

Humans evolved normally, Pokemon came from outer space.

So at what point in history did our history and POKeHISTORY diverge?

@Hunter5024: Then who created Arceus?

#14 Posted by ThunderSlash (2388 posts) -
#15 Posted by Patman99 (1642 posts) -

Humans didnt evolve from monkeys or apes or anything that we see today. A chimpanzee has been evolving just as long as humans so it is impossible that we derived from them. All primates (which humans are a part of) come from a common ancestor but that's it.

If we were to apply this actual evolutionary theory to Pokemon, then it would be impossible for humans to have evolved from Primeapes. All the pokemon that you see in the games have evolved just as much as the humans in the Pokemon Universe so while they may have derived from a common ancestor, there is no single pokemon that is an "old version" of a current pokemon/human.

If you feed you Primeape a billion rare candies, it will not turn into a human but rather, it would get sick and probably die.

#16 Posted by Scrawnto (2506 posts) -

@Patman99 said:

Humans didnt evolve from monkeys or apes or anything that we see today. A chimpanzee has been evolving just as long as humans so it is impossible that we derived from them. All primates (which humans are a part of) come from a common ancestor but that's it.

If we were to apply this actual evolutionary theory to Pokemon, then it would be impossible for humans to have evolved from Primeapes. All the pokemon that you see in the games have evolved just as much as the humans in the Pokemon Universe so while they may have derived from a common ancestor, there is no single pokemon that is an "old version" of a current pokemon/human.

If you feed you Primeape a billion rare candies, it will not turn into a human but rather, it would get sick and probably die.

This is pretty much what I was going to say.

#17 Posted by binhoker (83 posts) -

Science and pokemon are non-overlapping magesteria.

#18 Posted by ThunderSlash (2388 posts) -

Then again, the Pokemon universe is kinda weird. Different species of animals can successfully mate with one another.

#19 Posted by Dagbiker (7022 posts) -

@binhoker: So which one are you?

A man of Science or a man of POKeMON?

#20 Edited by binhoker (83 posts) -

I am a man of one book.

(Timeo hominem unius libri.......mistranslated)

#21 Posted by scalpel (326 posts) -

@SexyToad said:

...No. The closest Pokemon to a human is either mr.mine or jynx. Just cause supposedly humans evolved from monkeys doesn't mean the same in the pokemon world. Also look at primate... He's a head with arms and legs, no body at all! If anything they evolved from jynx. She is part of the 151 Pokemon so it's possible.

Humans did not evolve from monkeys. We share a common ancestor.

#22 Posted by Saethir (356 posts) -

@SexyToad said:

...No. The closest Pokemon to a human is either mr.mine or jynx. Just cause supposedly humans evolved from monkeys doesn't mean the same in the pokemon world. Also look at primate... He's a head with arms and legs, no body at all! If anything they evolved from jynx. She is part of the 151 Pokemon so it's possible.

Don't forget about Machoke. thats just a dude in a speedo doing shit for you.

#23 Posted by Benny (2007 posts) -

Evolution when referring to humans means would share common ancestors with pokemon, not have actually evolved from a pokemon.

The "Is it true we evolved from chimps" or "how come monkeys are still here if we evolved from them?" bugs the shit out of me. We shared a common ancestor.

#24 Edited by PenguinDust (12841 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

Better question. Where do they get food from on the show? I never see live stock. Where does POKEFOOD come from?

Aw hell, I'm going to lie awake at night thinking about this.

For a moment, I imagined a stockyard with Tauros and Miltanks being led to slaughter. Now I feel bad.

#25 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@PenguinDust said:

@The_Laughing_Man said:

Better question. Where do they get food from on the show? I never see live stock. Where does POKEFOOD come from?

Aw hell, I'm going to lie awake at night thinking about this.

For a moment, I imagined a stockyard with Tauros and Miltanks being led to slaughter. Now I feel bad.

I have never seen live stock on the show EVER! All the fish are pokemon. 
#26 Posted by LordAndrew (14588 posts) -

Pokémon evolution is depicted completely differently from how humans. Perhaps Pokémon are not bound by Darwin's theory of evolution at all. Humans and Pokémon couldn't possiby share a common ancestor. Who knows whether Pokémon have any ancestor at all?

#27 Posted by SockemJetpack (424 posts) -

Pokemon were created by Dr. Light. I'm pretty sure.

#28 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

We're looking way too far into Pokemon.

#29 Edited by BoG (5390 posts) -

HUMAN! I CHOOSE YOU!

Can you imagine?

Bulbapedia says that Arceus "... created Sinnoh, and possibly the entire Pokémon universe, along with the lake guardians and creation trio." Not necessarily humans. This lead me to ask: are the characters in Pokemon really humans, like us? I guess so.

As for those discussing other animals, Bulbapedia has a very interesting article: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Animals_in_the_Pok%C3%A9mon_world

So, it' seems that other animals exist. Dogs and cats have been seen. There is clearly a distinction between animals, which are non-combat creatures, and Pokemon, which are more intelligent creatures capable of combat.

Also, I found this.http://www.bible.com/bibleanswers_result.php?id=221

#30 Posted by MikeGosot (3235 posts) -
#31 Posted by stinky (1564 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

@binhoker: So which one are you?

A man of Science or a man of POKeMON?

i come from a land where pokemon and science are one of the same.

#32 Posted by Hunter5024 (6447 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

@Hunter5024: Then who created Arceus?

He's the evolved form of nothingness.

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