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(Independent)   New evidence suggests homo sapiens were around 100,000 years earlier than previously thought. Just a few million years more, and we can prove the Flintstones co-existed with dinosaurs   ( independent.co.uk) divider line
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2017-11-10 10:20:10 AM  
Nice headline, Subby!  Made me laugh and simultaneously face palm.
 
2017-11-10 10:22:00 AM  
What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.
 
2017-11-10 10:31:48 AM  

FortyHams: What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.


Oooohh.....you know.......discovering fire and learning to cook our food and discovering religion and social strata.
 
2017-11-10 10:33:57 AM  

raerae1980: FortyHams: What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.

Oooohh.....you know.......discovering fire and learning to cook our food and discovering religion and social strata.


400 years. Tops.
 
2017-11-10 10:47:11 AM  

FortyHams: What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.


One generation deep. That's human culture.
 
2017-11-10 10:52:07 AM  

FortyHams: raerae1980: FortyHams: What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.

Oooohh.....you know.......discovering fire and learning to cook our food and discovering religion and social strata.

400 years. Tops.


LOL!  :-P
 
2017-11-10 11:05:33 AM  

FortyHams: What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.


triumphantly throwing bones in the air. it was in slo-mo so it took forever.
 
2017-11-10 11:24:04 AM  

FortyHams: What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.


Damned Millionials.
 
2017-11-10 11:24:35 AM  
Subby we already know humans and dinosaurs were around at the same time due to the area of science known as creationism.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/this-​i​s-what-creationists-believe-about-dino​saurs?utm_term=.id49aPGxP#.ax6qXRO8R
img.fark.net
 
2017-11-10 01:23:21 PM  
This guy existed.

Pete Shelley "Homosapien" (1981)
Youtube 2HwmO_GZfzI
 
2017-11-10 01:27:58 PM  
So this is a documentary, then?.

Opening of Conan the Barbarian (1982) (HD-720p)
Youtube GVx4LafsvSU
 
2017-11-10 01:29:26 PM  

raerae1980: FortyHams: What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.

Oooohh.....you know.......discovering fire and learning to cook our food and discovering religion and social strata.


They should have declared despotism and concentrated on making nukes.
 
2017-11-10 01:31:03 PM  

FortyHams: What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.


Actually from the battle of the ironclads to the moon landing is only 106 years
 
2017-11-10 01:31:18 PM  

FortyHams: What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.


Take it easy on our ancestors. They were pretty busy too. All those other hominid species weren't just gonna genocide themselves.
 
2017-11-10 01:34:17 PM  
that's a neandertal
 
2017-11-10 01:37:38 PM  
I think it's pretty amazing that if true, that we overlapped with homo erectus for well over 100k years. Geologically, they're just a blink of an eye from surviving to this day.
 
2017-11-10 01:45:38 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: that's a neandertal


that's a man, baby
 
2017-11-10 01:48:41 PM  
0.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com
 
2017-11-10 01:49:25 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I think it's pretty amazing that if true, that we overlapped with homo erectus for well over 100k years. Geologically, they're just a blink of an eye from surviving to this day.


We also overlapped and mated with the Neanderthals, along with a few others.
 
2017-11-10 01:58:35 PM  
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It's just a matter of time, now!
 
2017-11-10 02:13:05 PM  
I love that more keeps peeling back.  Human history, and even 'civilized' human history has still not been entrenched.  So much was lost forever, but so much more will (over time) will be found.
 
2017-11-10 02:18:50 PM  

FortyHams: raerae1980: FortyHams: What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.

Oooohh.....you know.......discovering fire and learning to cook our food and discovering religion and social strata.

400 years. Tops.


We had to wait for the aliens to get here to teach us about math, science, and anal probing.
 
2017-11-10 02:42:41 PM  

kbronsito: FortyHams: What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.

Take it easy on our ancestors. They were pretty busy too. All those other hominid species weren't just gonna genocide themselves.


Not only other hominid species but also megafauna like Diplodocus and mammoths
 
2017-11-10 02:53:58 PM  

big pig peaches: FortyHams: raerae1980: FortyHams: What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.

Oooohh.....you know.......discovering fire and learning to cook our food and discovering religion and social strata.

400 years. Tops.

We had to wait for the aliens to get here to teach us about math, science, and anal probing.


*narrows eyes*
 
2017-11-10 03:06:29 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: FortyHams: What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.

Actually from the battle of the ironclads to the moon landing is only 106 years


This knowledge (or some of it) could easily have been gained and then lost again. I think early humans somewhere along the line had the power of flight.
 
2017-11-10 03:19:37 PM  
big pig peaches: FortyHams: raerae1980: FortyHams: What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.

Oooohh.....you know.......discovering fire and learning to cook our food and discovering religion and social strata.

400 years. Tops.

We had to wait for the aliens to get here to teach us about math, science fake news and anal probing.


/ftfy
//wait, aliens gave us republicans?
///dem bastahds
 
2017-11-10 04:11:03 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I think it's pretty amazing that if true, that we overlapped with homo erectus for well over 100k years. Geologically, they're just a blink of an eye from surviving to this day.


Combine that with the report about the dinosaur-killing asteroid I saw this morning... basically, if it had hit almost any other part of the world, the effects wouldn't have been nearly as devastating and most of those species wouldn't have gone extinct so quickly.
 
2017-11-10 04:19:25 PM  
Doesn't that increase the odds they were an ancestor species and not just cousins?  Like maybe a group returned or stayed in Africa and became man, then proceeded outwards.
 
2017-11-10 04:35:03 PM  

raerae1980: Eddie Adams from Torrance: I think it's pretty amazing that if true, that we overlapped with homo erectus for well over 100k years. Geologically, they're just a blink of an eye from surviving to this day.

We also overlapped and mated with the Neanderthals, along with a few others.


Humans had college years before colleges....
 
2017-11-10 04:43:40 PM  

raerae1980: Eddie Adams from Torrance: I think it's pretty amazing that if true, that we overlapped with homo erectus for well over 100k years. Geologically, they're just a blink of an eye from surviving to this day.

We also overlapped and mated with the Neanderthals, along with a few others.


[Melania joke goes HERE]
 
2017-11-10 04:48:12 PM  

big pig peaches: FortyHams: raerae1980: FortyHams: What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.

Oooohh.....you know.......discovering fire and learning to cook our food and discovering religion and social strata.

400 years. Tops.

We had to wait for the aliens to get here to teach us about math, science, and anal probing.


our ancestors wasted a lot of time trying to chip tools out of ice.
 
2017-11-10 04:52:59 PM  
Consider that during the ice ages, the sea level was so far lower that there was land all the way from Wales to Flanders as recently as 10,000 years ago.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doggerl​a​nd There were settlements during interglacials, and that's only in the recent past.  During prior glacial periods, who is to say what civilization and culture developed?  Given that even the most permanent of human settlements today are unlikely to remain much after 20,000 years, let alone 50,000 or more, maybe there were some fascinating cultural developments that we will never know about.
 
2017-11-10 04:59:37 PM  

LewDux: kbronsito: FortyHams: What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.

Take it easy on our ancestors. They were pretty busy too. All those other hominid species weren't just gonna genocide themselves.

Not only other hominid species but also megafauna like Diplodocus and mammoths


Did you mean to type "diplodocus"?
 
2017-11-10 05:08:32 PM  
We coexist with dinosaurs now.  We call them birds.  They are delicious.
 
2017-11-10 06:14:48 PM  

raerae1980: Nice headline, Subby!  Made me laugh and simultaneously face palm.


Me too! I mean, everyone knows we've only been around 6000 years !

/ nice Troll, Subby
 
2017-11-10 06:20:16 PM  

LewDux: kbronsito: FortyHams: What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.

Take it easy on our ancestors. They were pretty busy too. All those other hominid species weren't just gonna genocide themselves.

Not only other hominid species but also megafauna like Diplodocus and mammoths


The whole rise and fall of megafauna so quickly seems to be not emphasized enough.  For everything else, it seems scientists do a rather ignorant 'well we found this dinosaur tooth and that shows that it's a direct descendant of this other dinosaur from 40 million years earlier...and yes it must have hunted in packs' and vast swaths of time and almost no information lead to wild speculation that is passed off as certainty.  But somehow a few hundred thousand years ago we have species rising and falling in the matter of a few thousand years.  Why wouldn't this also be true millions of years ago?  I suspect life has been far more diverse than scientists give it credit.
 
2017-11-10 06:22:13 PM  

Nick Nostril: raerae1980: Nice headline, Subby!  Made me laugh and simultaneously face palm.

Me too! I mean, everyone knows we've only been around 6000 years !

/ nice Troll, Subby


*narrows eyes...again*
 
2017-11-10 06:31:33 PM  

raerae1980: Eddie Adams from Torrance: I think it's pretty amazing that if true, that we overlapped with homo erectus for well over 100k years. Geologically, they're just a blink of an eye from surviving to this day.

We also overlapped and mated with the Neanderthals, along with a few others.


But enough about my weekend
 
6 days ago  
Eventually we find the island where the last dinosaurs survived for a million years longer in miniature versions, Brontorabbits and tinyrannosaurus and the shrew raptors....
 
6 days ago  

raerae1980: Eddie Adams from Torrance: I think it's pretty amazing that if true, that we overlapped with homo erectus for well over 100k years. Geologically, they're just a blink of an eye from surviving to this day.

We also overlapped and mated with the Neanderthals, along with a few others.


I saw something on NOVA about this. It was quite enlightening.
 
6 days ago  

clkeagle: Eddie Adams from Torrance: I think it's pretty amazing that if true, that we overlapped with homo erectus for well over 100k years. Geologically, they're just a blink of an eye from surviving to this day.

Combine that with the report about the dinosaur-killing asteroid I saw this morning... basically, if it had hit almost any other part of the world, the effects wouldn't have been nearly as devastating and most of those species wouldn't have gone extinct so quickly.


Back when the asteroid hit, the Yucatan was a shallow sea, so the area had high levels of sulfur and the rocks contained nitrogen compounds. The high heat combined with the water turned the sulfur compounds into sulfuric acid and released the nitrogen into the atmosphere, turning it into nitrogen dioxide and other noxious forms. It's also possible the impact set off volcanic eruptions in India, which didn't help an already crappy situation.
 
6 days ago  

brandent: LewDux: kbronsito: FortyHams: What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.

Take it easy on our ancestors. They were pretty busy too. All those other hominid species weren't just gonna genocide themselves.

Not only other hominid species but also megafauna like Diplodocus and mammoths

The whole rise and fall of megafauna so quickly seems to be not emphasized enough.  For everything else, it seems scientists do a rather ignorant 'well we found this dinosaur tooth and that shows that it's a direct descendant of this other dinosaur from 40 million years earlier...and yes it must have hunted in packs' and vast swaths of time and almost no information lead to wild speculation that is passed off as certainty.  But somehow a few hundred thousand years ago we have species rising and falling in the matter of a few thousand years.  Why wouldn't this also be true millions of years ago?  I suspect life has been far more diverse than scientists give it credit.


Looks like you have better theories. Good luck with that
 
6 days ago  
 
6 days ago  

Clash City Farker: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: FortyHams: What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.

Actually from the battle of the ironclads to the moon landing is only 106 years

This knowledge (or some of it) could easily have been gained and then lost again. I think early humans somewhere along the line had the power of flight.


You also thought that Donnie Dipshiat's Presidency was going to help you. Newsflash. Until the turn of the 20th Century, they just didn't have the engineering chops for a propulsion system light enough yet powerful enough to achieve heavier than air flight. Nor was the airfoil and accompanying math well understood. Portland cement being invented by the Romans and the recipe subsequently lost for 1500 years is really about the only notable example of the sort of thing you are claiming that I can think of.
 
6 days ago  

forgotmydamnusername: Clash City Farker: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: FortyHams: What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.

Actually from the battle of the ironclads to the moon landing is only 106 years

This knowledge (or some of it) could easily have been gained and then lost again. I think early humans somewhere along the line had the power of flight.

You also thought that Donnie Dipshiat's Presidency was going to help you. Newsflash. Until the turn of the 20th Century, they just didn't have the engineering chops for a propulsion system light enough yet powerful enough to achieve heavier than air flight. Nor was the airfoil and accompanying math well understood. Portland cement being invented by the Romans and the recipe subsequently lost for 1500 years is really about the only notable example of the sort of thing you are claiming that I can think of.


Its OK. Not everyone is capable of deep thought. Here is something you can ponder:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikyt​h​era_mechanism
 
6 days ago  
Repeat from June. Though I'm sure the headline is better than whatever was used then.
 
6 days ago  

Clash City Farker: forgotmydamnusername: Clash City Farker: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: FortyHams: What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.

Actually from the battle of the ironclads to the moon landing is only 106 years

This knowledge (or some of it) could easily have been gained and then lost again. I think early humans somewhere along the line had the power of flight.

You also thought that Donnie Dipshiat's Presidency was going to help you. Newsflash. Until the turn of the 20th Century, they just didn't have the engineering chops for a propulsion system light enough yet powerful enough to achieve heavier than air flight. Nor was the airfoil and accompanying math well understood. Portland cement being invented by the Romans and the recipe subsequently lost for 1500 years is really about the only notable example of the sort of thing you are claiming that I can think of.

Its OK. Not everyone is capable of deep thought. Here is something you can ponder:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikyth​era_mechanism

+
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_f​i​re
=
robotic chemical rockets, surely
 
6 days ago  
Fascinating Read.  Thanks subby.
 
6 days ago  

eyeq360: raerae1980: Eddie Adams from Torrance: I think it's pretty amazing that if true, that we overlapped with homo erectus for well over 100k years. Geologically, they're just a blink of an eye from surviving to this day.

We also overlapped and mated with the Neanderthals, along with a few others.

I saw something on NOVA about this. It was quite enlightening.


I want to meet a "Hobbit".  Amazing that they may have been around during the last Ice Age.
 
6 days ago  

Clash City Farker: forgotmydamnusername: Clash City Farker: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: FortyHams: What were they farking doing in all that time? We went from wooden ships to the moon in a couple hundred years. Lazy ass early humans.

Actually from the battle of the ironclads to the moon landing is only 106 years

This knowledge (or some of it) could easily have been gained and then lost again. I think early humans somewhere along the line had the power of flight.

You also thought that Donnie Dipshiat's Presidency was going to help you. Newsflash. Until the turn of the 20th Century, they just didn't have the engineering chops for a propulsion system light enough yet powerful enough to achieve heavier than air flight. Nor was the airfoil and accompanying math well understood. Portland cement being invented by the Romans and the recipe subsequently lost for 1500 years is really about the only notable example of the sort of thing you are claiming that I can think of.

Its OK. Not everyone is capable of deep thought. Here is something you can ponder:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikyth​era_mechanism


Deep thought and poorly informed, fantastical speculation are not at all the same thing. Sorry.
 
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