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We spotted a Darwin profbot earlier, and now over at The Blaze, Casey Luskin comments:

Wood and Grabowski are both fully committed to an evolutionary paradigm, but they close their chapter with a striking admission. Although “it is difficult to believe,” they note, “the last time a review looked at the whole of what we now call the hominin fossil record” was in 1964 in a book by the British primatologist Wilfrid Le Gros Clark. Since that time, they explain that paleoanthropologists have enjoyed “an order of magnitude increase in the [amount of] fossil evidence,” but at the same time have seen “the absence of equivalent progress in how we analyze the fossil record.”

If their meaning isn’t clear, they’re discussing our continued inability to determine how different species are related and thereby “improve our understanding of macroevolution within the hominin clade.”

Essentially, they’re admitting that 50 years ago we had few hominin fossils and knew little about how species were related and whether any were directly ancestral to humans. Today we have more bones, but we still have little idea of how most hominin species—including humans—evolved. As Harvard paleoanthropologist Daniel Lieberman stated in a different Slate article in 2010, “The origins of the genus Homo remain as murky as ever.”

Yer news hound O’Leary turned 65 yesterday, so is past suggesting social insurrections of any kind. But can’t help thinking, don’t go into debt for any education proferred by profbots.

You get the bot, if you want it, and that’s all.

See also: What we really don’t know about human evolution.

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Casey Luskin - Examining the Evidence for Evolution, podcast - pt. 1 http://www.discovery.org/multimedia/audio/2015/03/examining-the-evidence-for-evolution-pt-1/ Casey Luskin - Examining the Evidence for Evolution, podcast - pt. 2 http://www.discovery.org/multimedia/audio/2015/03/examining-the-evidence-for-evolution-pt-2/ Casey Luskin - Examining the Evidence for Evolution, podcast - pt. 3 http://www.discovery.org/multimedia/audio/2015/03/examining-the-evidence-for-evolution-pt-3/ Casey Luskin - Examining the Evidence for Evolution, podcast - pt. 4 http://www.discovery.org/multimedia/audio/2015/03/examining-the-evidence-for-evolution-pt-4/ Casey Luskin - Examining the Evidence for Evolution, podcast - pt. 5 http://www.discovery.org/multimedia/audio/2015/03/examining-the-evidence-for-evolution-pt-5/bornagain77
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Yer news hound O’Leary turned 65 yesterday, so is past suggesting social insurrections of any kind.
Happy Birthday, Denyse and thanks for bringing us the News every day. Along with that, you always provide some joyfully-insurrectionist commentary and sound a lot younger than you might think. Have a good Holy Week and Triduum also.Silver Asiatic
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as to: "Yer news hound O’Leary turned 65 yesterday, so is past suggesting social insurrections of any kind." Ahh, come on now Denyse, you were born of the generation that wanted to change the world: The Beatles - Revolution (1968) - video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR9JMwzxybE :) Alter Bridge – Rise Today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYG3BPvFOgsbornagain77
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In the following podcasts, Casey Luskin, speaking at the 2014 Science and Human Origins conference, discusses why the fossil evidence is far short of supporting the claim that humans evolved from some ape-like precursor.
2014 - podcast - Casey Luskin - On Human Origins: What the Fossils Tell Us, part 1 http://www.discovery.org/multimedia/audio/2014/12/on-human-origins-what-the-fossils-tell-us/ podcast - Casey Luskin - On Human Origins: What the Fossils Tell Us, part 2 http://www.discovery.org/multimedia/audio/2014/12/on-human-origins-what-the-fossils-tell-us-pt-2/ podcast - Casey Luskin - On Human Origins: What the Fossils Tell Us, part 3 http://www.discovery.org/multimedia/audio/2014/12/on-human-origins-what-the-fossils-tell-us-pt-3/ podcast - Casey Luskin - On Human Origins: What the Fossils Tell Us, part 4 http://www.discovery.org/multimedia/audio/2014/12/on-human-origins-what-the-fossils-tell-us-pt-4/
In the following podcasts, Richard Sternberg PhD, who has a doctorate in evolutionary biology, clearly elucidates why the human genome is far from being mostly junk as neo-Darwinists claim it is.
Podcast: Richard Sternberg PhD - " On Human Origins: Is Our Genome Full of Junk DNA? part 1 http://www.discovery.org/multimedia/audio/2014/11/on-human-origins-is-our-genome-full-of-junk-dna/ Podcast - Richard Sternberg PhD - On Human Origins: Is Our Genome Full of Junk DNA? Part 2 (Major Differences in higher level chromosome spatial organization) 5:30 minute mark quote: "Basically the dolphin genome is almost wholly identical to the human genome,, yet no one would argue that bottle-nose dolphins are our sister species" http://www.discovery.org/multimedia/audio/2014/11/on-human-origins-is-our-genome-full-of-junk-dna-pt-2/ Podcast: Richard Sternberg PhD - " On Human Origins: Is Our Genome Full of Junk DNA? Part 3 http://intelligentdesign.podomatic.com/entry/2014-11-17T14_14_33-08_00 Podcast - Richard Sternberg PhD - On Human Origins: Is Our Genome Full of Junk DNA? Part 4 http://www.discovery.org/multimedia/audio/2014/11/on-human-origins-is-our-genome-full-of-junk-dna-pt-4/ Podcast - Richard Sternberg PhD - On Human Origins: Is Our Genome Full of Junk DNA? Part 5 (emphasis on ENCODE and the loss of the term 'gene' as a accurate description in biology and how that loss undermines the modern synthesis of neo-Darwinism) http://www.discovery.org/multimedia/audio/2014/11/on-human-origins-is-our-genome-full-of-junk-dna-pt-5/
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