September 9, 2009 | David F. Coppedge

Human Evolution Story Confounded – Again

Human fossils in Georgia (Asia) have confounded the timeline of human evolution again.  The UK newspaper Independent reported that the 3 skulls of Homo erectus are rewriting the history of man.  If these are as old as claimed (1.8 million years), it would toss overboard the long held belief that modern humans first emerged in Africa (e.g., 12/19/2007)  Or, perhaps, they came out of Africa, then back again.  Professor Lordkipanidze of the Georgia National Museum puzzled, “The question is whether Homo erectus originated in Africa or Eurasia, and if in Eurasia, did we have vice-versa migration?  This idea looked very stupid a few years ago, but today it seems not so stupid” – at least to some observers.
    The Dmanisi skeletons (cf. 09/20/2007) show modern proportions but small stature and small brain size (cf. 08/05/2006, 08/22/2008).  Lordkipanidze said, “What is interesting is that their lower limbs, their tibia bones, are very human-like so it seems they were very good runners.”  He inferred also that “they were sophisticated tool makers with high social and cognitive skills.”

Pay no mind.  They do this every couple of years (e.g., 02/07/2001, 10/09/2002, 07/03/2004, 09/03/2004, 08/16/2008) to look busy and keep the funding coming.  The “story of human evolution” is not one story; it is an endless sequence of variations on Darwin-applied-to-humans that resembles a random walk (10/27/2004)  The story’s purpose is to jam the airways so that people are distracted from listening to their consciences.  They still haven’t learnt their lessons (10/18/2006).

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