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(Fox News)   Dolphins created spears before humans existed, just to mess with us   ( divider line
    More: Unlikely, Ethiopian Stone Age, industrial processes  
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1451 clicks; posted to Geek » on 14 Nov 2013 at 10:57 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-11-14 11:02:04 AM  
Did they invent AutoTunetoo?
2013-11-14 11:12:29 AM  
That's how they get all of those Fishlights.
2013-11-14 11:13:14 AM  
The answer is 42, subby. Trust me.
2013-11-14 11:24:23 AM  
The only think I get from this is
"steve jobs... yay! *jazz hands* oh and some evolution stuff"
2013-11-14 11:47:18 AM  
but Sarah Palin told me that the earth is only 6000 years old.  which is it?
2013-11-14 11:54:52 AM  
Paging Dittybopper to the thread!

Those look like fairly advanced spearheads to me, though admittedly I'm pretty damned under-educated on archaeological weapons.  I wonder if they came up with atlatls or bows as well.
2013-11-14 02:18:25 PM  
The author should feel bad for not even reading the introduction of the journal article she is covering. This is the earliest report of likely projectile weapons created by members of the Genus Homoby a significant margin but isn't the oldest. There are hand spears in Africa that may date to about 500 thousand years ago and wooden spears in Germany that are 400 thousand years old. After all, Homo erectus was a too, user.

Interesting work but nothing that would "reshape the human evolutionary tree."
2013-11-14 02:47:38 PM  
Memo to self: this is not the Sports tab. The headline is not about Incognito.
2013-11-14 03:26:24 PM  

lingua: Memo to self: this is not the Sports tab. The headline is not about Incognito.

What does "Incognito" have to do with dolphin spear chuckers?

2013-11-14 04:53:39 PM  
damnit, who let them out of their arctic prison
2013-11-14 05:28:06 PM

Remember Pearl Harbor!
2013-11-15 01:23:22 PM  
From duplicate thread.

wraith95: The article's use of Steve Jobs as an adjective for a brilliant inventor is annoying and stupid.

I dunno. I think what the author is trying to say is that someone else invented flint tools long ago and then caveman Steve Jobs came along and hired cave Jonathan Ives to use obsidian. The black glass was nicer looking and much sharper than flint. It revolutionized stone tools as we know it. As you know, obsidian comes in black, red, gold and snowflake. Unfortunately, whereas flint could be re-chipped and made new, this obsidian shattered and could not be repaired. So ultimately you had to get a new stone tool from cave Steve Jobs.
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