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Author Topic:   Why Did Homo Erectus Not Retain a Tail?
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Message 10 of 68 (734219)
07-26-2014 9:43 PM
Reply to: Message 9 by NoNukes
07-26-2014 9:24 PM


Yup, I see what you mean.

And half my major in grad school was in physical anthropology.

Lots of things changed since those days.


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Message 54 of 68 (738109)
10-04-2014 11:31 PM
Reply to: Message 52 by djufo
10-04-2014 11:03 PM


Why you tilt his head forward? let it rest on its original position and overlap a modern homo sapiens.

That skull is shown in a standard orientation known as the Frankfort Plane or Frankfort Horizontal. That is the normal way to orient skulls--which you obviously did not know.

From wiki:

It was decided that a plane passing through the inferior margin of the left orbit (the point called the left orbitale) and the upper margin of each ear canal or external auditory meatus, a point called the porion, was most nearly parallel to the surface of the earth, and also close to the position the head is normally carried in the living subject.

Then try to explain how in the world you come from that monkey to a modern human in one generation.

That's idiotic. You really are showing your lack of knowledge and your sullen disregard for what the theory of evolution actually says.

It is becoming more and more obvious that you're just a troll. Why don't you just go elsewhere?


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

If a religion's teachings are true, then it should have nothing to fear from science...--dwise1

"Multiculturalism" does not include the American culture. That is what it is against.


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Message 68 of 68 (738862)
10-16-2014 6:51 PM


A number of years ago, at our statewide archaeological meetings, a gentleman showed up and set up a table to show us all his ancient rock carvings. Perhaps 300 archaeologists looked at the rocks, and they were all natural.

But this fellow wasn't phased by that. It wasn't long before he started making a bunch of exciting new finds--out in front of the hotel among the ornamental landscaping rocks.

The really funny thing is, about ten years later we had a different fellow show up at the meeting doing the exact same thing!

I wonder if....

Hmmmm.


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

If a religion's teachings are true, then it should have nothing to fear from science...--dwise1

"Multiculturalism" does not include the American culture. That is what it is against.


  
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