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Paranthropus Boisei: Human Ancestors More Rugged than Originally Thought
The Guardian Express ^ | December 6 2013 | Douglas Cobb

Posted on 12/07/2013 8:13:09 PM PST by gooblah

Human ancestors, at least some of them, were more rugged and powerfully built than scientists originally thought that they were, if the most recently discovered bones of Paranthropus boisei are any indication. They had powerful forearms well-suited for climbing trees, as well as being bipedal.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: fauxiantrolls; godsgravesglyphs; homoerectus; paranthropusboisei

1 posted on 12/07/2013 8:13:09 PM PST by gooblah
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To: gooblah

Tarzanthropus Boisei: “Human Ancestors More Rugged than Originally Thought, had powerful forearms well-suited for climbing trees”


2 posted on 12/07/2013 8:44:12 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: bunkerhill7

If memory serves, he also had teeth and jaw muscles to eat his veggies. I’d thought he was in a parallel evolutionary path though. The new Homo Erectus skulls don’t fit as his descendent and may simplify the whole shooting match in favor of many variations of HE for a long period of time. I’d feel comfortable with that.


3 posted on 12/07/2013 9:10:40 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: gooblah
They had powerful forearms well-suited for climbing trees, as well as being bipedal.

...or popping open cans of spinach.


4 posted on 12/07/2013 9:52:35 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: gooblah
People actually believe this tripe.
5 posted on 12/08/2013 2:38:24 AM PST by jimmyray
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...
Thanks gooblah.

6 posted on 12/08/2013 5:32:52 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Rodamala

“Tarzanthropus Boisei”

Tarzan wouldn’t want to be running around Boise today in his loincloth.


7 posted on 12/08/2013 5:39:08 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SunkenCiv

“They had powerful forearms well-suited for climbing trees”

Except mankind got its start when he fell out of the tree.


8 posted on 12/08/2013 5:40:22 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: gooblah

Could we say Alley Oop?


9 posted on 12/08/2013 5:58:51 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: gooblah

That’s what I wanna be when I grow up—powerful with great forearms.


10 posted on 12/08/2013 8:38:15 AM PST by Silentgypsy (Mondays should be outlawed.)
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To: gooblah

Now I’m disappointed. I thought they found the remains in Idaho.


11 posted on 12/08/2013 8:41:18 AM PST by Silentgypsy (Mondays should be outlawed.)
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To: gooblah
Paranthropus Boisei, Reconstruction, Images


12 posted on 12/08/2013 8:44:26 AM PST by blam
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To: jimmyray

Why is it tripe?


13 posted on 12/08/2013 9:43:46 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: SunkenCiv
Paranthropus Boisei isn't the only Paranthropus.

This is Boisei





14 posted on 12/08/2013 10:39:05 AM PST by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: EveningStar
Why is it tripe?

because, taken to it's logical conclusion, ibelief in macroevolution requires belief in abiogenesis, and the eternal nature of matter. That, and belief in the ascent of man is silly, and is psuedo science, as it is not repea table or falsifiable

15 posted on 12/08/2013 1:05:11 PM PST by jimmyray
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To: Lady Jag

> Paranthropus Boisei isn’t the only Paranthropus. This is Boisei.

?


16 posted on 12/08/2013 2:26:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: EveningStar

It isn’t, but at least there have been fewer trolls in the science topics this weekend.


17 posted on 12/08/2013 2:28:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: jimmyray

In other words, God did it. End of discussion.


18 posted on 12/08/2013 2:34:01 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: SunkenCiv

This i from http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/human-fossils/species/paranthropus-boisei

Like other members of the Paranthropus genus, P. boisei is characterized by a specialized skull with adaptations for heavy chewing. A strong sagittal crest on the midline of the top of the skull anchored the large chewing muscles (temporalis muscles) from the top and side of the braincase to the lower jaw, and thus moved the massive jaw up and down. The force was focused on the large back teeth (molars and premolars). Flaring cheekbones gave P. boisei a very wide and dish-shaped face, creating a larger opening for bigger jaw muscles to pass through and support massive cheek teeth four times the size of a modern human’s. This species had even larger cheek teeth than P. robustus, a flatter, bigger-brained skull than P. aethiopicus, and the thickest dental enamel of any known early human. Cranial capacity in this species suggests a slight rise in brain size (about 100 cc in 1 million years) independent of brain enlargement in the genus Homo.


19 posted on 12/08/2013 2:48:15 PM PST by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: Lady Jag

Oh, I get it now.

https://www.google.com/search?q=paranthropus+aethiopicus&tbm=isch

https://www.google.com/search?q=paranthropus+robustus&tbm=isch

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1207091/posts


20 posted on 12/08/2013 3:03:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: EveningStar
In other words, God did it. End of discussion.

Or, to paraphrase, Evolution did it. End of Discussion.

I can no longer believe in macro-evolution, as I once did in my ignorance of the facts. Four issues amongst many that I can raise:
1.Complex systems with multiple interdependent parts, like the eye, ear, respiratory system, etc. exclude reasonable belief that they evolved randomly.
2. The encoding of DNA, in humans consisting of 23 molecules each containing from 500 thousand to 2.5 million nucleotide pairs. That this occurred by random chance, regardless of the time frames involved and number of iterations, is incredible.
3. Entropy. Regardless of the outside energy of the sun, there must be some ordering force. Order never comes from randomness, and information never increases sporadically over time. The exact opposite is observed all around us.
4. Living fossils and unevolved specimens: 46 million year old mosquito's that are indistinguishable from today's specimens, 65 million year old crocodile fossils, caelacanths - the once thought extinct now discovered living missing link that does not walk on it's protuberances as once spouted as proof of fish to land evolution, etc.

We each must weigh the evidence: It is either one big accident, and we evolved from rain falling on rocks (abiogenesis), or someone created us. I choose to believe the latter. Some people actually believe the pictures in this thread are their ancestors (tripe). To each his own!

21 posted on 12/08/2013 7:37:30 PM PST by jimmyray
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To: blam

Looks like my MIL except for the ears.


22 posted on 12/09/2013 4:56:54 AM PST by ThanhPhero (Khách sang La Vang hanh huong tham vieng Maria)
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