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Were living in wonderful times thanks to our
understanding of evolution. Since the first discovery of
the Neanderthal Man weve enjoyed movie classics such
as Encino Man featuring Polly Shore, as well as many
album covers. In addition, since the 1830s,
Paleoanthropologists have improved
our quality of life by
answering the question, from which apes did man
evolve? In efforts to assist our much needed
Paleoanthropologist friends in their relentless quest to
unearth human(like) fossils I propose taking a snapshot of
living evidence as it stands today!
The evolutionary snapshot would consist of an undertaking
centered around living evidence as opposed to expired
evidence. The Paleoanthropologists would study the
anatomical features of people all over the world and
categorize them in a spectrum from evolved to un-evolved
based on how close they resemble our perception of ape
The project would ultimately reveal to human non-
Paleoanthropologists how to view themselves so that
expert Paleoanthropologists would not have to spend their
time and efforts arguing about their assessments.
||I suspect that a rich vein of irony or something has
just washed over me. No, hang on, it would have
to be a wave rather than a vein if it was going to
wash over. But anyway.
||Evolutionary biologists already do this,
extensively. The analyses are more often based
on DNA rather than anatomy, since sequence data
tends to be rather clearer. There are plenty of
analyses of extant human populations, from which
trees are constructed and ancestral genomes
||// The Paleoanthropologists would study the anatomical features of people all over the world and categorize them in a spectrum from evolved to un-evolved based on how close they resemble our perception of ape ancestry. //
||You've never visited Norwich, have you ?
||Ah, a newbie deletionista? [jamm3r], you have the power but with great power comes great...ah, never mind. We'll just quit posting on your ideas.
||//you have the power but with great power comes
great...ah, never mind// electricity bills.
||//reveal to human non- Paleoanthropologists how to view themselves//
||Umm, you understand that, per Darwin, "evolved" is not a value judgement? There is no "neener neener; I'm more evolved than you". There's only "we're both still alive so far". Granted, idiots have been *using* "evolved" as a value judgement at least since the beatniks, but that has nothing to do with paleoanthropologists.