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To: SunkenCiv
..a fossil specimen, definitely a human that, at least in terms of morphology, predated the Neanderthal and may have had more in common, physically, with Homo erectus..

This gets a wee bit confusing. While "definitely human," this specimen is something akin to Homo erectus (a non-human?) I was under the impression that only homo sapiens sapiens were "human."

Have the lines between human and non-human become so blurred?

5 posted on 12/06/2011 9:10:58 PM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: Thommas

Homo Sapiens Sapiens is the only modern human species — as John Anthony West amusingly put it, “smart old us with our hydrogen bombs and striped toothpaste” — but anything Homo is human, dating from about 2.4 million years ago. By contrast, Australopithecines are prehuman, despite being bipedal.


6 posted on 12/06/2011 9:23:43 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Thommas
Have the lines between human and non-human become so blurred?

Have you checked out the various OWS sites recently? s/off

9 posted on 12/07/2011 5:58:31 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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