Understanding through Discussion


Welcome! You are not logged in. [ Login ]
EvC Forum active members: 80 (9005 total)
39 online now:
dwise1, PaulK, Tangle (3 members, 36 visitors)
Newest Member: kanthesh
Post Volume: Total: 881,114 Year: 12,862/23,288 Month: 587/1,527 Week: 26/240 Day: 7/19 Hour: 0/2

Announcements: Topic abandonment warning (read and/or suffer the consequences)


Thread  Details

Email This Thread
Newer Topic | Older Topic
  
Author Topic:   How long has modern man been on this earth?
Coyote
Member (Idle past 732 days)
Posts: 6117
Joined: 01-12-2008


Message 5 of 71 (483583)
09-23-2008 10:22 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by SHEKINAH
09-23-2008 3:16 AM


Oldest Homo sapiens
Here is an excerpt from a recent article:

Human fossils found 38 years ago in Africa are 65,000 years older than previously thought, a new study says—pushing the dawn of "modern" humans back 35,000 years.

New dating techniques indicate that the fossils are 195,000 years old. The two skulls and some bones were first uncovered on opposite sides of Ethiopia's Omo River in 1967 by a team led by Richard Leakey. The fossils, dubbed Omo I and Omo II, were dated at the time as being about 130,000 years old. But even then the researchers themselves questioned the accuracy of the dating technique.

The new findings, published in the February 17 issue of the journal Nature, establish Omo I and II as the oldest known fossils of modern humans. The prior record holders were fossils from Herto, Ethiopia, which dated the emergence of modern humans in Africa to about 160,000 years ago.

[snip]

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/02/0216_050216_omo.html


Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 1 by SHEKINAH, posted 09-23-2008 3:16 AM SHEKINAH has not yet responded

  
Coyote
Member (Idle past 732 days)
Posts: 6117
Joined: 01-12-2008


Message 31 of 71 (492112)
12-28-2008 10:35 AM
Reply to: Message 26 by Peg
12-28-2008 6:02 AM


Since written language?
about the same length of time that the written language has been her

Give or take about 200,000 years.

Seriously, where do you come up with this nonsense? Do you make it up yourself, or do you have a source?


Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 26 by Peg, posted 12-28-2008 6:02 AM Peg has responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 34 by Peg, posted 12-29-2008 3:46 AM Coyote has not yet responded

  
Coyote
Member (Idle past 732 days)
Posts: 6117
Joined: 01-12-2008


Message 68 of 71 (711852)
11-22-2013 9:47 PM
Reply to: Message 67 by xongsmith
11-22-2013 9:26 PM


Re: 29000 year old civilization in Bosnia???
Nonsense here too...

Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.

Belief gets in the way of learning--Robert A. Heinlein

How can I possibly put a new idea into your heads, if I do not first remove your delusions?--Robert A. Heinlein

It's not what we don't know that hurts, it's what we know that ain't so--Will Rogers

If I am entitled to something, someone else is obliged to pay--Jerry Pournelle


This message is a reply to:
 Message 67 by xongsmith, posted 11-22-2013 9:26 PM xongsmith has acknowledged this reply

  
Newer Topic | Older Topic
Jump to:


Copyright 2001-2018 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved

™ Version 4.0 Beta
Innovative software from Qwixotic © 2020