Lucy Displaced

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Lucy Displaced

Postby Minimalist » Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:17 pm

http://apnews.excite.com/article/20091001/D9B2H1K02.html


WASHINGTON (AP) - The story of humankind is reaching back another million years as scientists learn more about "Ardi," a hominid who lived 4.4 million years ago in what is now Ethiopia. The 110-pound, 4-foot female roamed forests a million years before the famous Lucy, long studied as the earliest skeleton of a human ancestor.

This older skeleton reverses the common wisdom of human evolution, said anthropologist C. Owen Lovejoy of Kent State University.
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: Lucy Displaced

Postby Rokcet Scientist » Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:32 pm

Minimalist wrote:http://apnews.excite.com/article/20091001/D9B2H1K02.html

This older skeleton reverses the common wisdom of human evolution, said anthropologist C. Owen Lovejoy of Kent State University.


...and makes the concept of HE conquering the world instead of HSS (and a million to 2 million years earlier) all the more likely!
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Re: Lucy Displaced

Postby Minimalist » Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:39 pm

HE conquering the world


In boats!
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Re: Lucy Displaced

Postby Leona Conner » Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:05 pm

And I can hear my Fundie neighbors wailing that the devil has provided them with wrong information. After all, everybody knows that the earth wasn't even here 6 million years ago. :twisted:
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Re: Lucy Displaced

Postby Minimalist » Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:50 pm

Sucks to be them, Leona.
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Re: Lucy Displaced

Postby Rokcet Scientist » Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:09 am

Minimalist wrote:
HE conquering the world


In boats!


On foot between 2.0 and 1.0 million years BP, because they could. By boat between 1.0 million and 100,000 years BP, because they had to.
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Re: Lucy Displaced

Postby Digit » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:34 am

By QUANTAS, by heck!

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