New Species of Early Man Found in South Africa

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Jane of the Jungle (April 08, 2010, 23:46:44 PM):
This was on E news tonight and I just couldn’t resist to google it ;)

http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/apr2010/2010-04-08-02.html

BBC News - South African fossils could be new hominid species

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/new-fossils-spark-debate-over-human-anscestry-20100408-ruvt.html?autostart=1

StevoMuso (April 09, 2010, 01:49:20 AM):
What astounds me is that this discovery was not plastered all over every newspaper's front page in the world. The only reason I can come up with is that this new species of hominid blows the Creationist's argument out of the water - it's the missing link we've been looking for.

I, for one, am over the moon about this discovery and consider it a major step forward in uncovering the mystery of our origins.
rwenzori (April 09, 2010, 05:15:11 AM):
Porchrat, a user over at Mybroadband, posted about this. The first link was to a hilariously muddled article on iol.co.za which made a great fanfare about a "direct descendant of man" - they have thankfully fixed up their article. ;D

There is an article on Wikipedia now, with other references:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australopithecus_sediba

A really good one ( it's got pics! ):

http://scienceblogs.com/laelaps/2010/04/close_to_homo_-_the_announceme.php

Also:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/09/science/09fossil.html?src=mv

The "cranial capacity" of 420–450 cc might imply a close ancestor of Julius Malema.
threeholerhauler (April 09, 2010, 08:01:18 AM):

There is an article on Wikipedia now, with other references:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australopithecus_sediba

Also:

The "cranial capacity" of 420–450 cc might imply a close ancestor of Julius Malema.


It was amazing! When Prof Berger started the news conference, I checked and there was nothing in Wikipedia on Australopithecus Sediba. Before the conference was done, the article was up. Pretty impressive. Well done Wikipedia!

I must vehemently disagree with you regarding your cranial capacity statement. Comparing Julius's brain to those of early ape-like hominids is a massive insult to the hominids. Julius may in fact be proof of de-volution.
Lilli (April 09, 2010, 08:21:12 AM):
Julius may in fact be proof of de-volution.
;D Haha! Very true!
I heard on the news this morning that apparently Berger is not calling H.Sediba the 'missing link'. Now, I don't know much about this kind of stuff, but to my knowledge the concept of 'the missing link' is kinda misleading? Aren't there quite a few 'missing links' in the whole 'how did we come to be here' question?

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