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(Phys Org2)   Laziness led to the extinction of Homo erectus. Sure, he could have done something, but that would have taken time from his plans and dreams   ( phys.org) divider line
    More: Followup, Human, Dr. Shipton, Dr. Ceri Shipton, Arabian Peninsula, stone tools, Stone Age, Human evolution, rocky outcrop  
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2018-08-10 12:39:58 PM  
They were thrown out of the tribe for taking too many banana breaks.
 
2018-08-10 12:49:46 PM  
No wonder they couldn't compete against Homo Cialis.
 
2018-08-10 01:24:16 PM  
Lazy conservatives go extinct eh? If only...
 
2018-08-10 01:45:36 PM  
 
2018-08-10 01:50:04 PM  
Homo Erectus probably had a problem forming babbies.
 
2018-08-10 01:53:58 PM  
What color were they?  I need to know so I can admonish their ______ privilege.
 
2018-08-10 02:04:26 PM  
"Not only were they lazy, but they were also very conservative," Dr. Shipton said.

The first conservatives?
 
2018-08-10 02:05:08 PM  
"Not only were they lazy, but they were also very conservative,"
- Dr. Shipton

Sounds about right. Ignore change and just pretend that the old ways are still good.
 
2018-08-10 02:05:14 PM  
Homo erectus?
Yeah, why would you leave camp?
 
2018-08-10 03:17:24 PM  

Farking Canuck: "Not only were they lazy, but they were also very conservative,"
- Dr. Shipton

Sounds about right. Ignore change and just pretend that the old ways are still good.


I'm reminded of some people I went to HS with who never moved away for better opportunities and/or an education... ( not all of them, but many)
 
2018-08-10 04:12:00 PM  
So... more like Homo otiosus, amirite?
 
2018-08-10 06:20:33 PM  
Homo sapiens, on the other hand, will go to great effort to allow for future laziness.
 
2018-08-10 06:26:49 PM  
Tyrannosaurus
Lived in the forest
Died because its heart got in the way
 
2018-08-10 09:24:48 PM  

Farking Canuck: "Not only were they lazy, but they were also very conservative,"
- Dr. Shipton

Sounds about right. Ignore change and just pretend that the old ways are still good.


I'm not certain these people are actually extinct.
 
2018-08-11 12:32:45 PM  
Now that bad mouthing the Neandertals has gone out of fashion, we must bad mouth H. erectus?
 
2018-08-11 11:45:35 PM  
Just saw on of the authors of the actual study said on Twitter that he does NOT support the notion that erectus was lazy.


"It should be noted that these comments about laziness are just one colleague's thoughts on the meanings of the Saffaqah findings....they do not represent the views of the multiple other authors of the paper, including me. "
 
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