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Upright Walking Began 6 Million Years Ago
Newswise ^ | Stony Brook University Medical Center

Posted on 03/20/2008 2:54:39 PM PDT by blam

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1 posted on 03/20/2008 2:54:40 PM PDT by blam
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To: SunkenCiv
GGG Ping.


2 posted on 03/20/2008 2:57:03 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: blam

Six million years ago, no wonder my back hurts.


3 posted on 03/20/2008 2:58:05 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: blam

What I want to know is when did the Apes invent chewing gum?


4 posted on 03/20/2008 2:58:42 PM PDT by shineon
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To: blam

Ya’ll all know that this is just a theory don’t you?


5 posted on 03/20/2008 3:01:20 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: blam

While this may be true...it’s not 100%. As evidence, I offer several of the young ‘duudz’ who developed unhealthy interests in my daughters. Everyone of them was a stoop shouldered, knuckle dragging, mouth breather. Upright? Shucks, they couldn’t even keep their drawers above their skivvies...

Just sayin’...


6 posted on 03/20/2008 3:01:25 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion)
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To: blam

Looks like we’ll be returning to that if the idiot government doesn’t do something about the high price of transportation.


7 posted on 03/20/2008 3:02:18 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: blam

Walk Right In
The rooftop Singers

Walk right in, sit right down
Daddy, let your mind roll on
Walk right in, sit right down
Daddy, let your mind roll on
Everybody’s talkin’ ‘bout a new way of walkin’
Do you want to lose your mind?
Walk right in, sit right down
Daddy, let your mind roll on

Walk right in, sit right down
Baby, let your hair hang down
Walk right in, sit right down
Baby, let your hair hang down
Everybody’s talkin’ ‘bout a new way of walkin’
Do you want to lose your mind?
Walk right in, sit right down
Baby, let your hair hang down

Walk right in, sit right down
Daddy, let your mind roll on
Walk right in, sit right down
Daddy, let your mind roll on
Everybody’s talkin’ ‘bout a new way of walkin’
Do you want to lose your mind?
Walk right in, sit right down
Daddy, let your mind roll on
Daddy, let your mind roll on


8 posted on 03/20/2008 3:06:54 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: CindyDawg

just a theory - so is gravity (sorry to be flippant but I heard that on the radio and have been waiting weeks to use it, thank you for the opportunity and again I apologize)


9 posted on 03/20/2008 3:10:12 PM PDT by SF Republican (Conservatives wanted all or nothing, and they got it.)
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To: blam
And under the Dems, we'll regress to crawling on our knees.
10 posted on 03/20/2008 3:10:33 PM PDT by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: CindyDawg
Actually the 6 million year estimation is a “hypothesis” that fits with the factual evidence and the “theory” of evolution through descent with modification due to natural selection.

But nice that you think this hypothesis is “just a theory”; indicating you give it FAR more credence than a mere fact or hypothesis; and would elevate it far above what even the authors advocate. Or was that not your intent?

Maybe you should learn basic Science vocabulary.

11 posted on 03/20/2008 3:15:30 PM PDT by allmendream ("A Lyger is pretty much my favorite animal."NapoleonD)
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To: blam

I thought I read that it was actually 6,000,001 years ago ...


12 posted on 03/20/2008 3:15:56 PM PDT by TexGuy (If it has the slimmest of chances of being considered sarcasm ... IT IS!)
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To: allmendream

We could have our conservative scientists weigh in, but most of them have been banned.


13 posted on 03/20/2008 3:19:01 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: SF Republican

No problem. Kind of funny. Evolution is often presented as fact though. I just like encourage people to not believe everything they hear and just because it was “on tv” doesn’t make it true.


14 posted on 03/20/2008 3:19:02 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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Thanks Blam.
a fragmentary piece of femur - which was discovered in Kenya in 2000
So this actually happened 2,000,008 years ago.

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15 posted on 03/20/2008 3:20:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/______________________Profile updated Saturday, March 1, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv

And I thought I was doing good to walk at seven months....silly me....


16 posted on 03/20/2008 3:22:51 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Time is Nature's way of preventing everything from happening all at once.)
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To: CindyDawg
just like encourage people to not believe everything they hear and just because it was “on tv” doesn’t make it true.

I tell people not to believe everything they hear and just because it was “in church” doesn’t make it true.

17 posted on 03/20/2008 3:24:17 PM PDT by null and void (..for dark is the suede that mows like a harvest.)
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To: blam
The challenge ahead, explains Dr. Jungers, is “to identify what precipitated the change from this ancient and successful adaptation of upright walking, and climbing, to our own obligate form of bipedalism.”

Before transforming to full upright walking, I would expect in order to face off predators, these hominids would have developed some level of language to coordinate group defense and attacks and would have routinely carried weapons such as clubs and rocks. Once they did this, I can see them having the confidence to walk away from an arboreal life.

18 posted on 03/20/2008 3:24:25 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: blam

6 million years ago? That’s incompatable with The Book. Did these “scientists” call in sick on God’s creation day?


19 posted on 03/20/2008 3:25:40 PM PDT by consistentpatriot
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To: CindyDawg

Evolution is a fact. We can only observe it in micro fashion because few of us live to be millions of years old.

Helen Thomas excluded.

The overall concept of how this occurs is called a theory.

In scientific terms, a theory is what pulls all the facts together and comes up with an explanation.

It doesn’t mean an idea pulled out of your butt.


20 posted on 03/20/2008 3:26:22 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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I love the smell of b-s in a headline.
"Our study confirms that as early as six million years ago, basal hominins in Africa were already similar to later australopithecines in their anatomy and inferred locomotor biomechanics," adds Dr. Jungers. "At the same time, by way of the analysis, we see no special phylogenetic connection between Orrorin and our own genus, Homo." ...the authors articulate that the analysis and morphological comparisons among femora from the fossils showed that O. tugenensis is distinct from those of modern humans and the great apes in having a long, anteroposteriorly narrow neck and wide proximal shaft. Early Homo femora have larger heads and broader necks compared to early hominins. In addition to these features, modern human femora have short necks and mediolaterally narrow shafts. The challenge ahead, explains Dr. Jungers, is "to identify what precipitated the change from this ancient and successful adaptation of upright walking, and climbing, to our own obligate form of bipedalism."
...IOW, to identify how a parallel ancient and successful adaptation of upright walking led to a dead end.
21 posted on 03/20/2008 3:26:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/______________________Profile updated Saturday, March 1, 2008)
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To: allmendream

My intent was to encourage people to check things out that are presented as fact. Is that ok with you?


22 posted on 03/20/2008 3:27:12 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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23 posted on 03/20/2008 3:28:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/______________________Profile updated Saturday, March 1, 2008)
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To: null and void

Walking uprightly is not as easy as it sounds.


24 posted on 03/20/2008 3:28:16 PM PDT by shineon
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To: blam
Upright Walking Began 6 Million Years Ago

That's right, exactly 599,993,453 years before the Good Lord created the Earth and all the planets that revolve around it!

25 posted on 03/20/2008 3:29:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("I am like...Dude......do you really....like want the Sex?")
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To: shineon
Excellent turn of phrase!

(Yes I did get the zing!)

26 posted on 03/20/2008 3:30:57 PM PDT by null and void (..for dark is the suede that mows like a harvest.)
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To: CindyDawg
Seems the facts were presented as evidence that support the hypothesis.
27 posted on 03/20/2008 3:31:34 PM PDT by allmendream ("A Lyger is pretty much my favorite animal."NapoleonD)
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To: Monkey Face

:’D

I wish everyone were that far along. ;’)


28 posted on 03/20/2008 3:31:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/______________________Profile updated Saturday, March 1, 2008)
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To: null and void
just because it was “in church” doesn’t make it true..

True. I also encourage people to read those Bibles they carry around and make sure that what they hear is grounded in scripture.

29 posted on 03/20/2008 3:34:37 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: SunkenCiv; redhead

Well, we did things right, in those days. My sister was walking at nine months, so when I came along, I guess my folks were not really surprised.

;o]


30 posted on 03/20/2008 3:34:40 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Time is Nature's way of preventing everything from happening all at once.)
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To: null and void

Hey, Nully!


31 posted on 03/20/2008 3:35:05 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Time is Nature's way of preventing everything from happening all at once.)
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32 posted on 03/20/2008 3:35:05 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
Before transforming to full upright walking, I would expect in order to face off predators, these hominids would have developed some level of language to coordinate group defense and attacks and would have routinely carried weapons such as clubs and rocks.

I don't know what language has to do with it.

Walking upright does give you the advantage of free use of your arms for something other than travel, including the use of tools or weapons.

But self-defense is pretty instinctive, regardless of how you move.

33 posted on 03/20/2008 3:36:38 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Monkey Face

Hi Monkey Face, I see you just sorta walked on to this thread.


34 posted on 03/20/2008 3:38:47 PM PDT by null and void (..for dark is the suede that mows like a harvest.)
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To: blam
A shape comparison of the most complete fossil femur...


And that one looks like a ducky!

35 posted on 03/20/2008 3:39:26 PM PDT by dan1123 (If you want to find a person's true religion, ask them what makes them a "good person".)
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To: CindyDawg

Good!


36 posted on 03/20/2008 3:40:04 PM PDT by null and void (..for dark is the suede that mows like a harvest.)
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To: tet68

This is crap! Just another way to sow seeds of doubt. The bone was probably only several hundred years old.


37 posted on 03/20/2008 3:40:07 PM PDT by Siberian-psycho (An oppressed class which did not try to possess arms, would deserve to be treated as slaves." Lenin)
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To: null and void

(Remember, Nully? It’s ‘Face!)

Umm...ambled is more like it. This time of day, my fingers are doing the walking.

Got chocolate?


38 posted on 03/20/2008 3:40:29 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Time is Nature's way of preventing everything from happening all at once.)
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To: Monkey Face

yeah. 72% coco mass from Belgium, via Trader Joe’s...


39 posted on 03/20/2008 3:41:45 PM PDT by null and void (..for dark is the suede that mows like a harvest.)
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To: blam

Both of my kids were early walkers, but 6 million years? Gimme a break!


40 posted on 03/20/2008 3:42:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("I am like...Dude......do you really....like want the Sex?")
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To: Dog Gone

“Evolution is a fact.”

...for varying definitions of the word “Evolution”.


41 posted on 03/20/2008 3:42:46 PM PDT by dan1123 (If you want to find a person's true religion, ask them what makes them a "good person".)
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To: null and void

*drool*
*slurp*
*glaze*

:::HELP:::


42 posted on 03/20/2008 3:43:54 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Time is Nature's way of preventing everything from happening all at once.)
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To: blam

43 posted on 03/20/2008 3:44:24 PM PDT by quark
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To: Dog Gone
Evolution is a fact.

And the meaning of "is" is?

44 posted on 03/20/2008 3:44:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("I am like...Dude......do you really....like want the Sex?")
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To: Siberian-psycho

I see you’re “In the thick of the Muslim world”.

They’re stuck in the 7th century, what century are you in?


45 posted on 03/20/2008 3:44:39 PM PDT by null and void (..for dark is the suede that mows like a harvest.)
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To: Monkey Face

Look into my eyez....


46 posted on 03/20/2008 3:45:16 PM PDT by null and void (..for dark is the suede that mows like a harvest.)
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To: Dog Gone

If you guys are that sure you are right, then why get so defensive.? What is wrong with encouraging people to check out what they hear, and ask questions, whether about “the beginning, politics etc”


47 posted on 03/20/2008 3:45:33 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: null and void

*spirals*
*drool*
*slack jaw*

I.
Am.
Your.
Willing.
Salve.
Master.

*drool*


48 posted on 03/20/2008 3:47:21 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Time is Nature's way of preventing everything from happening all at once.)
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To: Monkey Face

come to me...


49 posted on 03/20/2008 3:47:52 PM PDT by null and void (..for dark is the suede that mows like a harvest.)
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To: null and void

*drool*
*slaver*

Yes.
Master.

*drool*
*spiral*


50 posted on 03/20/2008 3:49:25 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Time is Nature's way of preventing everything from happening all at once.)
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