• Lucy was no human ancestor

    From littoral.homo@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Thu Feb 13 15:38:08 2020
    doi 10.13140/RG.2.2.10645.06888

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  • From littoral.homo@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Sun Feb 23 15:13:57 2020
    Op vrijdag 14 februari 2020 00:38:09 UTC+1 schreef littor...@gmail.com:

    Paleo-anthropological textbooks describe

    * lots of fossils of early hominoids, e.g. in Europe (Miocene ‘apes’, which might have had already vertical spines, see above), e.g. Gripho-, Dryo-, Pierola-, Anoia-, Hispano-, Ourano-, Graeco-, Oreo-pithecus etc.,

    * lots of fossil pongids (relatives of the orangutan Pongo), e.g. Siva-, Lufeng-, Khorat-, Indo-, Giganto-pithecus etc.,

    * virtually no Plio–Pleistocene relatives of any of the hominid African apes Pan & Gorilla,

    * innumerable fossil "human relatives", so-called "hominins", e.g. Sahelanthropus, Orrorin, Ardipithecus, Australopithecus, Paranthropus, Homo habilis, Homo naledi etc. - all are believed to have been "bipedal", therefore to be more related to us than
    to Pan or Gorilla.

    Statistically this is impossible, of course:
    European & Asian great apes fossilize abundantly - why not African great apes??

    And why are nearly all Africa hominoid fossils called "human ancestors", never chimp or bonobo or gorilla ancestors or relatives?

    The solution of this paradox is not so difficult, google e.g.
    "Lucy was no human ancestor Verhaegen".

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