Monday, March 27, 2006

Missing Link... not lost anymore?

"The hominid cranium – found in two pieces and believed to be between 500,000 and 250,000 years old – “comes from a very significant period and is very close to the appearance of the anatomically modern human,” said Sileshi.

More from the Mumbai Mirror.

So there it is... maybe? For the last 100 years, archeologists and paleontologists have been slowly piecing together what they consider to be the record of human evolution. Of course, the problem with fossils is that they're old, and you can't really see them in action. There's plenty of scientific evidence for their ages, and occasionally DNA-matching is possible, but how much proof is enough? Where does the burden lie?


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