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(Wikipedia)   On this day in 1984, ace fossil hunter Kamoya Kimeu found some pieces of bone. He and the rest of Richard Leakey's team found another and another and another until they found almost the entire skeleton of something creationists say does not exist   (en.wikipedia.org) divider line
    More: Vintage, Human, Homo erectus, Turkana Boy, Homo ergaster, Human evolution, Kamoya Kimeu, Richard Leakey, fossil KNM-WT  
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2021-08-22 3:02:58 PM  
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2021-08-22 3:26:24 PM  
Jesus's wife?
 
2021-08-22 4:25:40 PM  
Jesus's dad?
 
2021-08-22 4:31:15 PM  
A Unitarian?
 
2021-08-22 4:38:18 PM  
Shia LaBouef?
 
2021-08-22 4:52:51 PM  
Chubby Checker?

/what are we doing?
 
2021-08-22 5:05:37 PM  
critical thinking skills?
 
2021-08-22 5:17:14 PM  
Ooh, carbon dating!
 
2021-08-22 5:36:43 PM  
Jesus planted them to test our faith.


I just asked him to mow the lawn.
 
2021-08-22 5:41:52 PM  

ajgeek: Ooh, carbon dating!


Carbon dating most emphatically does not exist for anything as old as the skeleton in question as that technique is only for dating things that are VERY young.

/Other radiometric dating techniques are used fo things that old.
 
2021-08-22 5:43:06 PM  
I invented a new species with a 3-D printer but I haven't put it out yet. It's going to cause some excitement, and fill in some of those holes in evolutionary history.
 
2021-08-22 5:43:46 PM  
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2021-08-22 5:46:22 PM  
I love the fact that you can distinguish fossilized bone from mere rock by touching your tongue to it. If it sticks, it's bone.
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2021-08-22 6:23:07 PM  
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2021-08-22 6:38:33 PM  
The leakeys required that their discoveries remained in the countries in which they were found. I'm not sure how this ended up in New York.

The national history museum in Nairobi is fascinating. You wander through it and it's like an old-fashioned university museum with stuffed birds (I like this) and then you come upon the national treasures room. No one is around and you can spend hours there without disruption.
 
2021-08-22 7:00:55 PM  
The crockoduck? Awesome.
 
2021-08-22 7:06:43 PM  
A genuine female orgasm?
 
2021-08-22 7:11:59 PM  
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2021-08-22 7:21:19 PM  
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/visited NYC once
//once
 
2021-08-22 7:24:54 PM  

comrade: The leakeys required that their discoveries remained in the countries in which they were found. I'm not sure how this ended up in New York.


It did not end up in New York. As the caption says, it is a cast. A cast is a replica.
 
2021-08-22 8:04:06 PM  

Russ1642: [Fark user image image 425x481]


Just stop with this shiat, Gary Larson is not funny, never was!
 
2021-08-22 8:06:00 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: comrade: The leakeys required that their discoveries remained in the countries in which they were found. I'm not sure how this ended up in New York.

It did not end up in New York. As the caption says, it is a cast. A cast is a replica.


Ah. So, the cast of SNL is just a replica of something funny. Makes sense
 
2021-08-22 8:17:52 PM  

chitownmike: Russ1642: [Fark user image image 425x481]

Just stop with this shiat, Gary Larson is not funny, never was!


I live with my mom
 
2021-08-22 8:19:11 PM  

autofire372: chitownmike: Russ1642: [Fark user image image 425x481]

Just stop with this shiat, Gary Larson is not funny, never was!

I live with my mom


Wait, are we not allowed to mock trolls anymore? Seriously?
 
2021-08-22 8:38:47 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: ajgeek: Ooh, carbon dating!

Carbon dating most emphatically does not exist for anything as old as the skeleton in question as that technique is only for dating things that are VERY young.

/Other radiometric dating techniques are used fo things that old.


Oops.

Well, learned something new today. Thanks for that.
 
2021-08-22 8:41:30 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: ajgeek: Ooh, carbon dating!

Carbon dating most emphatically does not exist for anything as old as the skeleton in question as that technique is only for dating things that are VERY young.

/Other radiometric dating techniques are used fo things that old.


Doesn't matter. I've never had the urge to date anything that old.
 
2021-08-22 9:06:00 PM  

chitownmike: Russ1642: [Fark user image image 425x481]

Just stop with this shiat, Gary Larson is not funny, never was!


not sure how Mr. Larson is at parties, but his comic is/was dang funny, always was and always will be
 
2021-08-22 9:08:57 PM  
How close of a relative is this?  It this something that eventually evolved into homo sapien or is it a dead end species?
 
2021-08-22 9:16:04 PM  

autofire372: autofire372: chitownmike: Russ1642: [Fark user image image 425x481]

Just stop with this shiat, Gary Larson is not funny, never was!

I live with my mom

Wait, are we not allowed to mock trolls anymore? Seriously?


It was the zero/10 that set off the filter.
 
2021-08-22 9:28:47 PM  

Russ1642: [Fark user image 425x481]


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2021-08-22 9:51:47 PM  

chitownmike: Russ1642: [Fark user image image 425x481]

Just stop with this shiat, Gary Larson is not funny, never was!


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2021-08-22 11:04:50 PM  

sprgrss: How close of a relative is this?  It this something that eventually evolved into homo sapien or is it a dead end species?


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Chart taken from the Wiki article for Homo ergaster.  Thing is, on a cladogram like this no species is ever shown as being an actual ancestor of another species, it would seem.
 
2021-08-23 1:02:11 AM  

ajgeek: TheMysteriousStranger: ajgeek: Ooh, carbon dating!

Carbon dating most emphatically does not exist for anything as old as the skeleton in question as that technique is only for dating things that are VERY young.

/Other radiometric dating techniques are used fo things that old.

Oops.

Well, learned something new today. Thanks for that.


You generally heard of "radio-dating" before carbon dating became an ubiquitously known technique.
 
2021-08-23 5:28:07 AM  

ZMugg: autofire372: autofire372: chitownmike: Russ1642: [Fark user image image 425x481]

Just stop with this shiat, Gary Larson is not funny, never was!

I live with my mom

Wait, are we not allowed to mock trolls anymore? Seriously?

It was the zero/10 that set off the filter.


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2021-08-23 6:42:08 AM  

sprgrss: How close of a relative is this?  It this something that eventually evolved into homo sapien or is it a dead end species?


UNless we can get a DNA sample we will never know for sure -- and DNA is unlikely. But it is probable that Homo erectus* is an ancestor.

*As the lumpers define H. erectus. Google: splitter/lumper.
 
2021-08-23 8:08:18 AM  
A Rodent of Unusual Size?
 
2021-08-23 9:00:01 AM  
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You really have to be impressed with our Cro-Magnon ancestors, what with being able to defeat the Cyborg Neandertals.
 
2021-08-23 9:07:42 AM  

ajgeek: Ooh, carbon dating!


I only date silicon
 
2021-08-23 9:08:15 AM  
Wait, that doesn't sound right
 
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