Not all that surprising

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Not all that surprising

Postby Minimalist » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:53 pm

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-02/uocp-ehn021411.php

Earliest humans not so different from us, research suggests


Ah!
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Re: Not all that surprising

Postby Rokcet Scientist » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:56 am

Until the next hypothesis comes along that points the other way...

Example: Bosgrove Man.
Studied to death in the last 15 years, yet not even his age can be determined to anything closer than somewhere between 530 KYA and 175 KYA! So any other attribution is only on even shakier ground. Lots of room for interpretation and hypothesizing. A.k.a. speculation.
Which of course is a major attraction of paleoanthropology. :lol:
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