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Nearly Sane

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Who's the ancestor now?
« on: August 29, 2019, 09:15:55 AM »

Walter

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Re: Who's the ancestor now?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2019, 10:41:57 AM »
Fascinating stuff

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49486980
I've heard the BBC  are going to feature Jesus on a future "Who do you think you are? " show
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Walter

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Re: Who's the ancestor now?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2019, 10:53:08 AM »
I've also heard the BBC will be launching another show for people who think they're not well.
It's called ;
How do you think you are?

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Re: Who's the ancestor now?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2019, 11:26:17 AM »
Fascinating stuff

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49486980
Very interesting. In the end of course it doesn't matter what species of ape or other mammal ancestor the human species is a branch of, the unbroken line of life which happened to result in the human species remains an unbroken one!
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Re: Who's the ancestor now?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2019, 11:30:42 AM »
Fascinating stuff

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49486980

It reminds me of a certain guy across the pond, but that is being unkind to that creature. ;D

Dicky Underpants

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Re: Who's the ancestor now?
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2019, 04:43:34 PM »
Fascinating stuff

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49486980

The Australopithecine genus seems to have been made up of numerous branches ranging widely is space and time in Africa from about 4.5 to 2.5 million years ago.

Some were definitely dead-ends and not on the line to homo sapiens, such as A. robustus and boisei.
The others are still a matter of huge controversy.
Here's a list:

Genus Australopithecus
probably represent adaptive radiation of human ancestor
Species
Au. africanus
Au. robustus
Au. boisei
Au. afarensis
Au. anamensis
Au. aethiopicus
Au. garhi
Au. bahrelghazalia