All posts tagged with Kenyanthropus

Some dissatisfaction with review articles

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John Ioannidis often speaks out on abuses of confidence and statistics in science. He recently did an interview with Retraction Watch in which he commented u...

The trouble about Kenyanthropus and Ardi

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There are three skulls from putative “hominins” that date to 3.5 million years or earlier. Every one of these skulls is known now from extensive reconstructi...

The teeth that didn't bark

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Earlier in the week, I wrote about the new interpretation of fossil teeth from Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia (“Woranso-Mille: A ladder not a bush”). There was one ...

Woronso-Mille: A ladder not a bush

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In a new paper, Yohannes Haile-Selassie and colleagues describe new hominin fossils from Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia. A good thing: It gives somebody like me a r...

Lomekwi muckraking

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Michael Balter asks a question I’ve hit here a few times: “What ever happened to Kenyanthropus platyops?”

A guide to fantasy science

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I'm about two-thirds of the way through Mike Morwood's new book, The Discovery of the Hobbit, and I'll be posting a review when I'm through. Generally, I ha...

Commentaries on Dikika

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The online companion site to Scientific American is running commentaries by a few paleoanthropologists on the importance of the new DIK-1-1 skeleton. It's a...

"Spacecraft all over the Pliocene"

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Rex Dalton has a great two-page article in Nature about the bush vs. ladder dispute. It keys off of the Middle Awash Australopithecus anamensis article by Wh...

Tilting at absent Asian australopithecines

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In Nature a couple of weeks ago, Robin Dennell and Wil Roebroeks had a provocative paper exploring the possibility that early humans (i.e. Homo erectus) ori...

The World Summit on Evolution

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On the Scientific American website, there is a long article by Michael Shermer (editor of Skeptic magazine), describing his trip to the World Summit of Evol...

PhyloCode and human evolution

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The April issue of Discover has a feature article on PhyloCode, focusing on the roles of Jacques Gauthier and Kevin de Queiroz in trying to revise the code ...

The Ultimate Survivor!

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OK, I was drawn in by the first few minutes, so I'm liveblogging the National Geographic show, "The Ultimate Survivor."