Neanderthal

Neanderthal Medicine

Neanderthal medicine found, according to reports in BBC News, Science Daily, Science (AAAS) News 8 March 2017 and Nature 2017; doi: 10.1038/nature21674. An international team of researchers has studied dental calculus, the hard plaque that accumulates on teeth, from Neanderthals found in the Spy cave in Belgium and the El Sidrón cave in Spain. Microbes […]

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Ancient American

Americans Ten Times Older

Americans ten times older, according to reports in Nature News and Science (AAAS) News and ScienceDaily 26 April 2017, and Nature, 2017; 544 (7651): 479 doi: 10.1038/nature22065. In 1992 palaeontologists found bones, teeth and tusks from a Mastodon buried in a fine silt layer that was exposed during a road construction project in California. Many […]

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Adopt an Ape

Adopt an ape as a child claims UN group, according to an article in BBC News Magazine Online, 29 Mar 2007 and news@nature 26 April 2007. An Austrian court has rejected a claim by British woman Paula Stibbe to be granted legal guardianship of a chimpanzee. She believes the chimp deserves the same protection as […]

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Quote: Darwin on Mankind

Darwin on mankind: Nine months before he died Darwin wrote about his views on mankind and the struggle for existence: “Lastly I could show fight on natural selection having done and doing more for the progress of civilisation than you seem inclined to admit. Remember what risks the nations of Europe ran, not so many […]

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Quote: Darwin on Man and Monkeys

Darwin on Man and Monkeys:  Nine months before he died Darwin wrote about his views on mankind: “But then with me the horrid doubt always arises whether the convictions of man’s mind, which has been developed from the mind of the lower animals, are of any value or at all trustworthy. Would any one trust […]

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Who is Talking?

”I had to speak to a bunch of humans instead” lamented science writer Gail Vines who wanted to talk to chimpanzees whilst gathering information for an article on chimp intelligence for New Scientist, 14 Oct, 2000, p39. One of the humans she spoke to was Daniel Povinelli who has researched learning in both chimps and […]

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God Not in Charge

“God is not in charge, we are” says test tube baby pioneer, Robert Edwards, according to a report in T2 Supplement, The Times, 24 July 2003, p.6. In an interview with Anjana Ahuja of the The Times (London, UK) Edwards explained his motive for fighting the Establishment 25 years ago to develop in vitro fertilisation. […]

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Gay Caveman

“Gay Caveman” found, claim archaeologists in a report in Daily Telegraph 6 April 2011 and Yahoo!7 News 7 April 2011. Archaeologists in the Czech Republic have excavated the grave of a man who was laid on his left side with his head facing west. The grave also contained household jugs, including an oval shaped jug […]

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At 107 Years of Age

At 107 years of age, Australia’s last surviving soldier from the western front of World War 1 died June 24th 2005. Mr Casselly was also believed to be Australia’s oldest male reported The Sydney Morning Herald June 25 – 26, 2005, p1. His family believed he could have lived longer if he had not fallen […]

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Anglican Clergy Challenge Sex-Change Marriages

Anglican clergy challenge sex-change marriages, as reported in BBC News 29 February 2004. A new law in Britain enables transsexuals to marry and obligates all marriage registrars to accept their applications for marriage. In England all Anglican clergy are legal marriage registrars. The law does allow clergy to refuse to carry out such ceremonies themselves […]

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