Friday, December 5, 2014

New fossil changes history of writing (cartoon)

Dhr. Seven, Seth Auberon, Amber Larson, Wisdom Quarterly; Richard Ingham (
(South Park) WARNING: profanity, crude sexual references! Why don't Christians believe in evolution? Mrs. Garrison teaches the "theory" to impressionable Judeo-Christian students.
Hey, the monkey wants to know where we're going. - Why, perfection, my good sir.
Anthropologists on Wednesday (Dec. 3, 2014) said they had found the earliest engraving in human history on a fossilized mollusc shell some 500,000 years old, unearthed in colonial-era Indonesia.

The zigzag scratching, together with evidence that these shells were used as a tool, should prompt a rethink about the mysterious early human called Homo erectus, they said.

The zigzag scratching, together with evidence that these shells were used as a tool, should prompt a rethinking... Nature handout, 12-3-14 shows fossil Pseudodon shell with Homo erectus engraving, Trinil, Indonesia (Nature/AFP/Wim Lustenhouwer/Business Insider).
This is not what happened, not what science even says. We were manipulated.
The discovery [apparently made a long time ago and only now rediscovered or announced] comes through new scrutiny of 166 freshwater mussel shells found at Trinil, on the banks of the Bengawan Solo river in East Java, where one of the most sensational finds in fossil-hunting was made.

It was here in 1891 that an adventurous Dutch palaeontologist, Eugene Dubois, found "Java Man."

With a couple of army sergeants and convict labor to do the digging, Dubois excavated part of a heavy-browed skull, a tooth, and a thigh bone.

He interpreted these as being the remains of a gibbon-like hominid that was the long-sought "missing link" between apes and humans.

Gatekeeping: knowledge filterers prevent actual science, says Cremo. (Jorge Cham)
Dubois' claim excited fierce controversy, as well as jokey images of our distant ancestors as slack-jawed primates with dragging knuckles.

Palaeontologists eventually categorized the find as a Homo erectus, or "upright human" -- a hominid that according to sketchy and hugely debated fossil evidence lived from around 1.9 million years ago to about 150,000 years ago.

Reporting in the science journal Nature, a team led by Josephine Joordens at Leiden University in the Netherlands, harnessed 21st-century technology to take a new look at the Trinil shells, now housed in a local collection.

Carbon dating of sediment found in the shells put their age at between 430,000 and 540,000 years ago. More

Forbidding archeology = corrupting science
Michael Cremo (
Over the past two centuries researchers have found bones and artifacts showing that people like ourselves (modern Homo sapien sapiens) existed on earth millions of years ago. But the scientific establishment has ignored these remarkable and inconvenient facts because they contradict the dominant and official views of human origins and antiquity.

Cremo and Thompson challenge us to rethink our understanding of human origins, identity, and destiny. Forbidden Archeology takes on one of the most fundamental components of the modern scientific world view, and it invites us to take a courageous first step towards a new perspective based on the actual facts and artifacts from the ground up (reality to theory) rather than the top down (theory to reality). More

The Hidden History of the Human Race
Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson
In 1979, researchers at the Laetoli, Tanzania, site in East Africa discovered footprints in volcanic ash deposits over 3.6 million years old. Mary Leakey and others said the prints were indistinguishable from those of modern humans.

To these scientists, this meant only that the human ancestors of 3.6 million years ago had remarkably modern feet. But according to other scientists, such as physical anthropologist R.H. Tuttle of the University of Chicago, fossil bones of the known australopithecines of 3.6 million years ago show they had feet that were distinctly apelike.

Hence, they were incompatible with the Laetoli prints. In an article in the March 1990 issue of Natural History, Tuttle confessed that "we are left with somewhat of a mystery." It seems permissible, therefore, to consider a possibility neither Tuttle nor Leakey mentioned -- that creatures with anatomically modern human bodies to match their anatomically modern human feet existed some 3.6 million years ago in East Africa.
Perhaps, as suggested in the illustration on the opposite page, they coexisted with more apelike creatures. As intriguing as this archeological possibility may be, current ideas about human evolution forbid it.

Want to get published? Toe the line
Knowledgeable persons will warn against positing the existence of anatomically modern humans millions of years ago on the slim basis of the Laetoli footprints. But there is further evidence. Over the past few decades, scientists in Africa have uncovered fossil bones that look remarkably human.

In 1965, Bryan Patterson and W. W. Howells found a surprisingly modern humerus (upper arm bone) at Kanapoi, Kenya. Scientists judged the humerus to be over 4 million years old. Henry M. McHenry and Robert S. Corruccini of the University of California said the Kanapoi humerus was "barely distinguishable from modern Homo."

Similarly, Richard Leakey said the ER 1481 femur (thighbone) from Lake Turkana, Kenya, found in 1972, was indistinguishable from that of modern humans.

Scientists normally assign the ER 1481 femur, which is about 2 million years old, to prehuman Homo habilis. But since the ER 1481 femur was found by itself, one cannot rule out the possibility that the rest of the skeleton was also anatomically modern.

Interestingly enough, in 1913 the German scientist Hans Reck found at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, a complete anatomically modern human skeleton in strata over 1 million years old, inspiring decades of controversy.

Here again, some will caution us not to set a few isolated and controversial examples against the overwhelming amount of noncontroversial evidence showing that anatomically modern humans evolved from more apelike creatures fairly recently -- about 100,000 years ago, in Africa, and, in the view of some, in other parts of the world as well. More

Human DE-evolution

(University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Dec. 1, 2014) Michael Cremo, "The Forbidden Archeologist"
Presenting a new scientifically-based view of human origins
Books and research by Michael A. Cremo
Michael A. Cremo's book, Human Devolution, proposes that before we ask the question, "Where did human beings come from?" we should first contemplate, "What is a human being?" Cremo asserts that humans are a combination of matter, mind, and consciousness [what one might refer to as a "spirit" or "mind" or the subtle unseen components of the "self" composed, in Buddhist terms, of the Five Aggregates: 
  1. form
  2. feelings
  3. perceptions
  4. formations
  5. consciousness].
Prof Stephen Hawking, one of Britain's pre-eminent scientists, has said that efforts to create thinking machines pose a threat to our very existence. — BBC News

Tommy Netzband's obsession with ghosts dates back to the day he drowned in a bathtub at age 5 or 6. — SF Weekly
 Brain Training Doesn’t Make You Smarter Scientific literature does not support claims that the use of software-based “brain games” alters neural functioning in ways that improve general cognitive performance in everyday life. — Scientific American 
Mars Capsule Test Heralds New Space Age With Musk Alongside NASA

An unmanned version of the Orion spaceship built by Lockheed Martin Corp. is scheduled for liftoff tomorrow to an altitude of 3,600 miles. — BusinessWeek
In 1913, seven American men sailed more than 2,500 miles from New York to Etah, Greenland to explore a mountainous Arctic region. — LiveScience
The exoplanet 55 Cancri e has been seen transiting, or passing between its sun and our planet, for the first time ever, using a moderate ground-based telescope. — CTA News

The Truth About Conspiracy Theories
It’s seems only fitting that the recent House Intelligence Committee report on Benghazi was released on the eve of the anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination, writes Garry Emmons. —

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