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(Some Guy in Kurdistan)   Scientists find fossil evidence for human evolution. This is a repeat from several times in 2018, several times in 2017, several times in... . Bonus: Found in Iraq, but article won't call it Iraq. This is a repeat from 1957-1961 and 2006   ( rudaw.net) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Neanderthal, Shanidar Cave, Robert Edwards, Ralph Solecki, Dr Emma Pomeroy, Liverpool John Moores, John Moores University, Canterbury Archaeological Trust  
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2018-09-22 04:13:42 PM  
Shhh!  Don't let Kirk Cameron find out!
 
2018-09-22 04:16:53 PM  
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Flattened skull of an adult Neanderthal uncovered in Shanidar Cave. Eye sockets, teeth, and jaw clearly visible, September 12, 2018. Photo: Robert Edwards / Rudaw

I can make out a couple teeth, I think. They must mean clearly visible to the trained eye, which I do not have.
 
2018-09-22 04:19:51 PM  
Calling it the Kurdistan region is not beshiatting Iraq subby. That'll be like getting angry that an archeological find in Wales not being called a find in the UK.
 
2018-09-22 04:26:44 PM  
Whar missing link?  Whar??
 
2018-09-22 04:28:53 PM  
Found in Iraq, but article won't call it Iraq

That's nobody's business but the Kurds
 
2018-09-22 04:32:25 PM  

Naido: Whar missing link?  Whar??


We missed it
 
2018-09-22 05:35:34 PM  
Squint just right and it reads "Visit Ark Encounter!"
 
2018-09-22 06:23:03 PM  

cman: Calling it the Kurdistan region is not beshiatting Iraq subby. That'll be like getting angry that an archeological find in Wales not being called a find in the UK.


But it'll piss off Turkey.
 
2018-09-22 06:30:43 PM  
Every new fossil find makes two new missing links.

Science.
 
2018-09-22 06:31:26 PM  

cman: Calling it the Kurdistan region is not beshiatting Iraq subby. That'll be like getting angry that an archeological find in Wales not being called a find in the UK.


Did subby claim that calling it the Kurdistan region is beshiatting Iraq? A: No.

You did notice that Subby also called it Kurdistan which is not a word that someone for the Baghdad regime would ever call it.

/Subby.

//It is so people understand where this place is. And it explains it is in part of "Iraq" that is not controlled by the Iraqi government in a pithy way given the article does not explain it.  That it was worded in a way that might provoke someone's political outrage is a nice way to increase the chances of a greenlight.  It certainly go YOU to jump.
 
2018-09-22 06:37:23 PM  
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2018-09-22 06:46:58 PM  

cman: Calling it the Kurdistan region is not beshiatting Iraq subby. That'll be like getting angry that an archeological find in Wales not being called a find in the UK.


Why would Kudistani TV call Kurdistan Kurdistan?

Because it's a massive conspiracy.  They all got together and agreed to call it that.
 
2018-09-22 06:48:58 PM  

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I needed that laugh after reading about dentures in Texas prisons.
 
2018-09-22 06:58:04 PM  
Back then it was known as Mesopotamia
 
2018-09-22 07:00:30 PM  
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2018-09-22 07:06:04 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: cman: Calling it the Kurdistan region is not beshiatting Iraq subby. That'll be like getting angry that an archeological find in Wales not being called a find in the UK.

Why would Kudistani TV call Kurdistan Kurdistan?

Because it's a massive conspiracy.  They all got together and agreed to call it that.


no whey!
 
2018-09-22 07:56:13 PM  
"Using modern scientific techniques..."
FFS
 
2018-09-22 08:50:59 PM  
Where's Bevets?

/self-reported
 
2018-09-22 09:02:43 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: cman: Calling it the Kurdistan region is not beshiatting Iraq subby. That'll be like getting angry that an archeological find in Wales not being called a find in the UK.

But it'll piss off Turkey.


Good?
 
2018-09-22 09:03:29 PM  
We didn't evolve from neanderthals or apes.

We share common ancestors.

Don't even start with the monkey stuff, please you religious goof
 
2018-09-22 09:15:44 PM  

Cheops: Ketchuponsteak: cman: Calling it the Kurdistan region is not beshiatting Iraq subby. That'll be like getting angry that an archeological find in Wales not being called a find in the UK.

But it'll piss off Turkey.

Good?


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2018-09-22 09:23:38 PM  
I read the article but don't understand the headline or the thread.  Is this a semantical geographical dispute?

I don't mean to derail the wickedly satirical contortion in progress, but if someone wants to explain for a layman interested in evolutionary theory, I'm all ears.
 
2018-09-22 09:36:52 PM  
The work of Satan, trying to make you simpletons think the earth isn't only 6k years old when everyone knows that's the case.
 
2018-09-22 09:59:27 PM  

zepillin: We didn't evolve from neanderthals or apes.


We did evolve from apes.  Just not the ones currently running around.
 
2018-09-22 10:06:43 PM  

in flagrante: I read the article but don't understand the headline or the thread.  Is this a semantical geographical dispute?

I don't mean to derail the wickedly satirical contortion in progress, but if someone wants to explain for a layman interested in evolutionary theory, I'm all ears.


The cave is in the Kurdistan region. TFA mentions Kurdistan several times, but not Iraq. Kurdistan is the region of northern Iraq where the Kurds live. The area is semi-independent, and there are some pretty significant political issues involved. Kurds are unhappy with the majority-Arab and majority shiite Iraqi government, but haven't been too forceful about independence (yet). Turkey absolutely refuses to accept any sort of independent Kurdish organization, and Iran (another country with a Kurdish minority which is friendly with the Iraqi government) is also wary of any such sentiments.

You have ethnic tensions (Persians, Arabs, Turks, and Kurds), religious tensions (shiite and Sunni), and several centuries of the Kurds being exterminated by everyone around them and used as pawns by greater powers. Worse still, the Kurds were about the only group capable of effective military actions against Daesh. So now, the Kurds have a semi-autonomous land sandwiched between ethnic and religious enemies AND they have a relatively effective, relatively professional military, AND they have access/lines of communication to terrorist groups inside Syria, Turkey, Iran and Iraq.

So, the author of TFA was very damned careful in trying to avoid insulting anyone by not mentioning Iraq ... which will probably get the Iraqi government slightly riled up.
 
2018-09-22 10:12:00 PM  
Mesopotamia is the oldest area occupied by humans that satisfies the definition of civilization.  That Neanderthal remains have been found there is not surprising.
 
2018-09-22 10:56:01 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: cman: Calling it the Kurdistan region is not beshiatting Iraq subby. That'll be like getting angry that an archeological find in Wales not being called a find in the UK.

Why would Kudistani TV call Kurdistan Kurdistan?

Because it's a massive conspiracy.  They all got together and agreed to call it that.


Recognizing "Kurdistan" is political, like recognizing "Israel" or "Palestine" is political. It may not have been intended to take sides in the title, but it's not surprising it was interpreted as such.
 
2018-09-22 11:36:02 PM  
Wenchmaster:
thanks
 
2018-09-22 11:39:28 PM  

Sgygus: zepillin: We didn't evolve from neanderthals or apes.

We did evolve from apes.  Just not the ones currently running around.


then why do we still have apes that aren't currently running around?
 
2018-09-23 12:11:51 AM  

Sgygus: zepillin: We didn't evolve from neanderthals or apes.

We did evolve from apes.  Just not the ones currently running around.


I stand corrected err I sit corrected

whatever
 
2018-09-23 05:25:59 AM  

Cheops: Ketchuponsteak: cman: Calling it the Kurdistan region is not beshiatting Iraq subby. That'll be like getting angry that an archeological find in Wales not being called a find in the UK.

But it'll piss off Turkey.

Good?


Fine with me.

I wouldn't visit Turkey if I were those guys though. They'll trump up some bullshiat charges, since they're already pissed, and try to trade them with that guy in USA that they think was behind the coup attempt.
 
2018-09-23 08:40:52 AM  

Sgygus: zepillin: We didn't evolve from neanderthals or apes.
We did evolve from apes.  Just not the ones currently running around.


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