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  • socrates1
What do you admit into Homo sapiens?
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/6/7/15745714/nature-homo-sapien-remains-jebel-irhoud

I ran Hublin's paper and conclusions by two other anthropologists -- Ian Tattersall, the curator emeritus of human origins at the American Museum of Natural History, and John Hawks, a professor at the University of Wisconsin. And while they don't doubt the dating of these findings, they do question whether we can really call these specimens Homo sapiens.

After all, they do have some significant differences with us when it comes to the shape of their brains, which is a defining characteristic of our kind.

"I think you have to be fairly rigorous [with] what you admit into Homo sapiens," Tattersall says. "There are plenty of people out there who are willing to take a much looser view of what Homo sapiens is, and would be happy to cram this into Homo sapiens as a matter of convenience, or a matter of philosophy even. I wouldn't go along with that."

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  • socrates1
Re: What do you admit into Homo sapiens?
Reply #1
This is all I will be posting on this.

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Re: What do you admit into Homo sapiens?
Reply #2
Good.

Bye.
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Re: What do you admit into Homo sapiens?
Reply #3
Maybe socrates420 would be even cooler, I dunno.
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Re: What do you admit into Homo sapiens?
Reply #4
Nah, for me, if I should post a reply, it'll be SuckyOne.
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  • wtactualf
Re: What do you admit into Homo sapiens?
Reply #5
There's actually another thread already open on this topic.
I guess some people are uncomfortable commenting on threads not started by themselves.
Weird. :dunno:
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Re: What do you admit into Homo sapiens?
Reply #6
it seems like a personal sort of a question.
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Re: What do you admit into Homo sapiens?
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https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/6/7/15745714/nature-homo-sapien-remains-jebel-irhoud

I ran Hublin's paper and conclusions by two other anthropologists -- Ian Tattersall, the curator emeritus of human origins at the American Museum of Natural History, and John Hawks, a professor at the University of Wisconsin. And while they don't doubt the dating of these findings, they do question whether we can really call these specimens Homo sapiens.

After all, they do have some significant differences with us when it comes to the shape of their brains, which is a defining characteristic of our kind.

"I think you have to be fairly rigorous [with] what you admit into Homo sapiens," Tattersall says. "There are plenty of people out there who are willing to take a much looser view of what Homo sapiens is, and would be happy to cram this into Homo sapiens as a matter of convenience, or a matter of philosophy even. I wouldn't go along with that."

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jgZHREv6tVX-AEKL3QX8L1Hz-1U=/0x0:2048x982/920x613/filters:focal(80x142:406x468):format(webp)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/55140151/Figure_11__1_.1496853535.jpg

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