Hand Precision Grip

Neanderthals Had Precision Hands

Neanderthals had precision hands, according to Science (AAAS) News 26 September 2018 and Science Advances 26 September 2018, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aat2369. Human hands are made for gripping and manipulating objects.  There are two basic ways of gripping objects depending on whether the task involves fine precise movements, such as writing, painting or sewing, or brute force, […]

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Mediterranean

Stone Age Seafarers

Stone age seafarers found according to articles in Science (AAAS) News 24 April 2018 and Science 27 April 2018 doi: 10.1126/science.360.6387.362. Over the past 10 years archaeologists exploring the Greek islands of the Ionian and Aegean Seas have been surprised to find artefacts dated as belonging to Stone Age humans or Neanderthals. In 2008 and […]

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Cave Art Spain

Neanderthals were Artists

Neanderthals were artists, according to reports in BBC News, Nature News, Science (AAAS) News and ScienceDaily 22 February 2018, and Science doi: 10.1126/science.aap7778, 23 February 2018, and Science Advances DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aar5255, 22 February 2018. Over the past few years scientists studying rock art and artefacts in several caves in Spain.  Some of it is just […]

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Gender Ideology Harms Children

Gender ideology harms children.  The American College of Paediatricians have updated their statement on the current transgender trend.  It is entitled “Gender Ideology Harms Children”, updated September 2017. It begins: “The American College of Pediatricians urges healthcare professionals, educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of […]

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Aboriginal Boxer Mundine Says Gays Should Die

Aboriginal boxer Mundine says gays should die, according to the Courier Mail (Queensland, Australia) 9 February 2018, p23. Anthony Mundine is an Australian boxer, described by the Courier Mail as a “high profile Muslim and self-styled Aboriginal leader”.  According to Mundine homosexuality is banned in Islam and forbidden in Aboriginal culture, and those practicing it […]

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Homosexual Genes Not Found

Homosexual genes not found comment genetic experts, following a report in Scientific Reports, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-15736-4 published online 7 December 2017 claiming to have found a “genome-wide significant association” to male sexual orientation. The “No” experts commented in The Scientist and the Science Media Centre 7 December 2017. The study involved scanning genomes of 1,077 homosexual men […]

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Neanderthal Family

Neanderthals Grew Like Us

Neanderthals grew like us, according to articles in Science (AAAS) News and ScienceDaily 21 September 2017, and Science vol. 357, pp. 1282-1287 doi: 10.1126/science.aan6463, 22 September 2017. A team of scientists led by A. Rosas at Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (MNCN)-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) in Madrid, Spain, have studied the partial skeleton […]

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Human Evolution

Atheists Doubt Evolution

Atheists doubt evolution, according to a survey in UK and Canada conducted by YouGov for Newman University, Birmingham, UK, published 5 September 2017. As part of a project named “Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum”, researchers at Newman University surveyed British and Canadian adults on their beliefs about science, evolution and religion. As expected, a […]

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Transgender Flag

Choose Your Gender?

Choose your gender? The UK government proposes changing the law to enable people to “self-identify” their gender, according to an article in Christian Concern 25 July 2017. The article states: “A consultation on the Gender Recognition bill, which will be published this autumn, will also suggest ‘demedicalising’ gender identity, by removing the requirement for an […]

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Survival of the Kindest

Survival of the kindest investigated at UC Berkeley, according to e! Science News, 9 December 2009. Dacher Keltner, a UC Berkeley psychologist, and colleagues have carried out a number of studies of human behaviour that challenge the “every man for himself” interpretation of Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. Keltner is co-director of the […]

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