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Author Topic:   Was there a worldwide flood?
lyx2no
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Message 332 of 372 (511121)
06-06-2009 9:12 AM
Reply to: Message 315 by Peg
06-06-2009 12:50 AM


Re: Worldwide flood -- not
Your original claim in Message 303 was about the skull.
Even though the fragments Richard Leakey found were dated to 2.5 million years old, the skull was the same shape as modern man.
When asked to cite your source you provide:
quote:
"Unresolved is the relationship of the new find to Homo Habilis who's bone fragments were found in Olduvial Gorge 500 miles south of Lake Rudolf in a layer 1.75 million years old. The hand bones of this species suggested a dexterity approaching that of modern man and Dr Clarke suspects the new find may be an earlier form of homo habilis. However the brain chamber of this only measured 656 cubic centermeters compared to Mr Leakeys estimate of 800 for the newly peiced together skull"

How does one get from the cite to the claim? In future, could you provide a google map along with your citations?


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lyx2no
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Message 334 of 372 (511143)
06-06-2009 2:47 PM
Reply to: Message 315 by Peg
06-06-2009 12:50 AM


Ah!
On page 27 of your link, in what looks like a newspaper article bylined Walter Sullivan, the second paragraph reads:
”The fragments, making up a skull with striking resemblances [sic] to that of modern man, were found in a layer of material that had been deposited about 2.6 million years ago.”

But if one reads the next few paragraphs one can see that, in context, this skull’s striking resemblance is only so comparatively.

"Richard Leaky, co-leader of the expedition that found the bones, said the skull seemed to displace two other man-like creatures widely thought to represent the early stages in mans development.

One of them, a beetle-browed type known as Homo erectus, lived far more recently — about a million years ago — yet is less like modern man than the newly found skull.

The other reputed ancestor, Australopithecus, an ape-like “man” that walked relatively erect, lived 2.5 to 3 million years ago. It now appears to have been a contemporary of the more modern-looking type, rather than ancestral to the men of today.”

Nowhere, however, have I been able to find the claim to the skull being the same shape as modern mans.

AbE: Though it was never evidence for your flood, you now have one less evidence against reality.

Edited by lyx2no, : Fix link.


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