Other researchers have offered some caution about the assumption that climate change is the cause, in part because of the sparseness of the fossil record.
Because no one knew these glands existed, we haven’t had to hear a lot of just-so stories about how they evolved. Evolutionary biologists will need to make up for the lost time … 😉
Hey, this is a good theory as to why people needed to branch out and develop more networks. But we’re overlooking a key issue here: Humans could only do that if something already differentiated us from hyenas… It wasn’t just the environment.
Those hominins get smarter every time we run into them.
Eventually, there will be more explanations for the demise of the Neanderthals as a separate group than there were Neanderthals. But never mind, the series has plenty of episodes to run in the meantime.
Readers may recall that New Scientist published an article three days ago on 13 ways we need to “rethink the theory of nature.” Their Number 3 rethink is … Move Over, Selfish Gene. It’s replaced not just by kin selection now but by cultural group selection. Most of the article is paywalled but here’s the Read More…
Funny that the brain would be organized just as if it were the work of a skilled programmer or something …
Perhaps some are beginning to back away from Darwinism without speaking its name. Just quietly starting to adopt other views.
The researchers say that these complex food preparation skills show that these people groups were technologically innovative and did not just forage, eating shellfish and such.
Cold Spring Harbor: “The researchers discovered that the shape of trabeculae affects the performance of the heart, suggesting a potential link to heart disease. ” Is this true only of human hearts? What about ancient ones?
Some of the ash was from camphor wood, a medicinal herb. They must have known how to control fire if they had easy access to ash. Like the Neanderthals, they get smarter with each cycle of papers.
Maybe Darwinians should canvass at LinkedIn for a new subhuman.
One suggestion is that the misshapen tools were made by novices. We likely need more discoveries to tell.
Researcher: the bone hand ax “suggests that Homo erectus technology was more sophisticated and versatile than we had thought”
120 thousand years ago, people appear to have twisted flax stems (the plant from which linen is derived) to make string.