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    9.7 m year old teeth suggest EUROPE may be real cradle of humanity

    It's possible that Europe is the actual cradle of humanity instead of Africa.

    See article here:

    9.7m-year-old teeth suggest Europe is cradle of humanity | Daily Mail Online


    The German teeth are twice as old as previously found African skeletons.


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    When I took my one anthropology class the professor said there were multiple theories about how life spread out.

    She said the common belief was that they originated in Africa but a competing theory said that life sprung up all over the world at roughly the same time.

    Its beginning to look like that second theory is becoming more credible.

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    This will thrill white supremacists all over the world, which is my guess why folks would embrace it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    When I took my one anthropology class the professor said there were multiple theories about how life spread out.

    She said the common belief was that they originated in Africa but a competing theory said that life sprung up all over the world at roughly the same time.

    Its beginning to look like that second theory is becoming more credible.
    Yes - well it was always just a theory. I was surprised they were so conclusive about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Think for myself View Post
    This will thrill white supremacists all over the world, which is my guess why folks would embrace it.
    Whether it's Africa or Europe, or elsewhere, you can bet they didn't have those names in those days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Larrikin View Post
    Yes - well it was always just a theory. I was surprised they were so conclusive about it.
    And this disproves previous theories?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Think for myself View Post
    And this disproves previous theories?
    There are a few people around saying it was probably Europe. I guess we'll have to wait until they find better examples. A skull, or skeleton. In the meantime though, you have to wonder how the teeth got there...

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    Based on what Lutz's team has published, however, outside experts say that the teeth hardly “force us to reexamine the theory that humans originated from Africa,” as ResearchGate’s interview with Lutz attests.

    For one, we must be careful not to confuse modern humans with hominins, the bigger lineage containing humans and our closest extinct relatives, or hominoids, the even bigger group containing hominins, chimpanzees, gorillas, and other apes.
    “I think this is much ado about nothing,” he says by email. “The second tooth (the molar), which they say clearly comes from the same individual, is absolutely not a hominin, [and] I would say also not a hominoid.”

    Instead, most experts we contacted say that the molar probably belongs to a species of pliopithecoid, an extinct, primitive branch of primates that lived in Europe and Asia between roughly seven and 17 million years ago.

    Pliopithecoids are very distant relatives of humans. Some paleontologists argue that this group diverged from the common ancestors of Old World monkeys and apes before those two branches even split from one another. In other words, it's likely that modern humans are more closely related to baboons than to the species represented by these teeth.
    https://news.nationalgeographic.com/...story-science/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Larrikin View Post
    In the meantime though, you have to wonder how the teeth got there...
    I bet a BLM member punched a Nazi in the mouth.

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    That could explain why baboons love the idea!
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