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Author Topic:   Leakey vs Johanson
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Message 2 of 17 (10874)
06-03-2002 9:02 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Andya Primanda
05-28-2002 6:28 AM

I think Leakey changed his opinion on the matter some time ago.
I believe his wife (Meave ?) has discovered some very important Australopithecus fossils.
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Message 4 of 17 (10971)
06-04-2002 4:53 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by Percy
06-04-2002 10:33 AM

Agree Percy.
I think what you say is applicable in general to Paleontology, but being Paleoanthropology about "us", has even more subjective components in the interpretation of the known data.
They should limit to the results of cladistic examinations, but in this case the temptation of building possible scenarios and phylogenies seems too big.
Speculation about ourselves, our ancestors, has a fascinating attraction, and probably is impossible not to cede. But it should ever be well emphasized that it is only that: speculation
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