Hobbits Not Human

Ever since the bones nicknamed the Hobbits and scientifically named Homo floresiensis were found in a cave on the Indonesian island of Flores anthropologists have argued about whether they were diseased dwarf humans or some kind of primitive human ancestor. Debbie Argue, an Anthropologist at Australian National University, and colleagues have carried out a study […]

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Half World Species Catalogued

Half the world species catalogued, according to ABC (Australia) News, 9 April 2007, which reports: “Scientists working on a catalogue of every known kind of living organism have reached the milestone of having catalogued one million species. The project is being led by experts at Reading University in Britain and the Smithsonian National Museum in […]

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Great Dying Produced Mobile Creatures

Great dying produced mobile creatures, according to an article in ABC (Australia) News in Science and Science vol 314, p1289, 24 Nov 2006. The “Great Dying’ is a term commonly used for a mass extinction believed to have occurred at the end of the Permian age, about 250 million years ago, that wiped out approximately […]

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Dinosaurs were British

Dinosaurs were British, according to a BBC News article about dinosaur evolution which begins: “The first dinosaurs may have originated in the Northern Hemisphere, possibly in an area that is now Britain”. (23 March 2017). The article refers to a new study of dinosaur classification also reported in Nature News and ScienceDaily 22 March 2017, […]

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Quote: Earliest Systematic Naming

“The earliest case of systematic naming occurred about 6,000 years ago when God brought all his newly fashioned creatures to Adam to see what he would call them (Genesis 2:19).” J. L. Heilbron, “Coming to Terms”, Nature, vol. 415, p585, 7 Feb 2002. Heilbron is from Worcester College, Oxford UK. Editorial Comment: The intriguing thing […]

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