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Turkana Boy Hurts Evolutionary Narratives
October 8, 2019
Turkana Boy Debate Continues Scientists cannot conclude even basic information from the most complete human skeleton ever found by Jerry Bergman, PhD The Turkana Boy or ‘Nariokotome Boy’ discovery was recently mentioned by Tomkins and a popular website that deals with human evolution. Called a “nearly complete” skeleton and well preserved (though missing most […]
Australopithecus sediba Dismissed as Human Ancestor
May 9, 2019
Two paleoanthropologists writing in Science explain why the mysterious A. sediba is unlikely to be related to the genus Homo.
350,000-Year-Old Skull Looks Shockingly Like Modern Human
July 11, 2018
It's too old, but too modern: a skull unearthed in Ethiopia in 2017 has evolutionary paleontologists rewriting textbooks – again.
Everything Scientists Assumed About Human Evolution Needs a Major Rethink
September 21, 2017
In short, the paleoanthropology field is a confusing mess.
Homo naledi Is Young
May 10, 2017
The media are abuzz with disappointment that this cache of bones in South Africa is too young to be a missing link. Homo naledi is one of the most astonishing “hominin” fossil finds in recent years, on par with the “hobbits” (Homo floresiensis) of Indonesia. Debates have gone wild since Lee Berger announced hundreds of […]
The Human Evolution Textbook Has to be Rewritten Yet Again!
May 3, 2017
This post by Dr. Jerry Bergman exposes the shoddy interpretations drawn from controversial flakes of rock that are turned by reporters into world-shattering news.
Body Diversity Threatens to Undermine Paleoanthropology
March 30, 2015
People don't all look the same today; body types vary tremendously. Why should we assume differently about the past?