South Africa: 2 million-year-old skeleton found in Cradle of Humankind

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    Jul 15, 2012 6:37 PM GMT
    2 million-year-old skeleton found in Cradle of Humankind


    The remains of a juvenile hominid skeleton, of the newly identified Australopithecus (southern ape) sediba species, are the "most complete early human ancestor skeleton ever discovered"

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/2-millionyearold-skeleton-found-in--cradle-of-humankind-20120713-21zxk.html
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    Jul 15, 2012 8:18 PM GMT
    One should always keep in mind the sharp dividing line between operational science and "historical/origins science."

    Operational science dazzles us with technological marvels. The experiments and conclusions are repeatable and verifiable.

    Historical "science" is about unverifiable theories about the past, often with no real data to back them up. Confusion is endemic. Speculation is rampant. Historical science has been compared to a religion, i.e., evolution, in search of evidence.

    "It is not certain whether the species, which had long arms, a small brain and a thumb, was a direct ancestor of humans' genus, Homo, or simply a close relative.

    "The transition to Homo is almost totally confusing says paleoanthropologist Donald Johnson....

    "Our genus Homo is thought to have evolved a little more than 2 million years ago from the earlier Australopithecus. But there are few fossils that provide detailed information.

    "Fortunately for evolutionists, the 'few fossils that provide detailed information' give them more room for unsubstantiated interpretation"
    (ScienceAgainstEvolution.org)

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    Jul 15, 2012 8:38 PM GMT
    mmm...great discovery so hes an ape not human