Know Your Primate: Part Six of Life of Mammals

I have copied a few of the Know Your Primate posts from the archives to the new home of Know Your Primate and I should have a new post up tomorrow. Check it out and please consider donating to the cause. In the meantime here is part six of Life of Mammals.

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A Special Place In Hell Revisited

This is on target. The McCain campaign is busy blaming their loss on Sarah Pallin with the same vigor that they once used to call Obama a terrorist sympathizer. Is anybody really shocked? McCain made a bad choice that could have been disastrous for the country. This is par for the course among Republicans. When they don’t get what they want, they stomp their feet and cry and moan and do everything but take responsibility for their actions.

Chimp and Human Genome Compared and Other Interesting Evolution Stories

The chimp and human genomes are being compared in two articles that came out today.

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The Hobbit Enigma: Semi-Liveblogging the Documentary

John Scanlon brought an interesting documentary to my attention. The documentary is about Homo floresiensis and can be found here.

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A Plea For Tomorrow: Reject Republicans and Their Message of Hate

Whether it be the national campaign run by McCain and Palin or local campaigns such as those run by Dole and Bachmann the Republicans have run some of the most vile, hate filled campaigns that I can remember. My plea for tomorrow is that they all lose so badly that the label “Republican” will be enough to make anyone unelectable. When Americans go to the polls tomorrow, they need to reject the Republicans and everything they stand for.

Darwin Makes An Interesting Mistake

I am in the process of re-reading Ankel-Simons’ An Introduction to Primate Anatomy, 2nd Ed. and discovered an interesting error on the part of Charles Darwin – possibly. Ankel-Simons was discussing primate ears and says:

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Sunday Need to Read: More From The Backlog

Landmark-Based Shape Analysis of the Archaic Homo Calvarium from Ceprano (Italy)
Is it Homo erectus? H. ergaster? H. heidelbergensis? Or something else?

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