Stupid Creationist Quote of the Week

Today we have comments by two commenters at UD. First up is a commenter named Barb. Barb left a rather lengthy comment talking about Lucy. The part that earned her a “stupid creationist quote” award is this: The paucity of fossil evidence makes knowing all of human evolutionary history impossible. The best evidence for Lucy […]

Casey Luskin Visits Lucy

I always get a great deal of amusement when Luskin writes about paleoanthropology.His latest effort is no exception. Casey, you see, has been studying about Lucy and of fossils pertaining to human evolution for years, and even links to the dreck he published in ISCID as proof, so of course he had to go. Before […]

Note to DaveScot: Hominin Fossils Would Fill a Coffin Many Times Over

Over at UD DaveScot makes a claim profoundly at odds with reality (no surprise there, eh). Specifically, in the thread that about MacCallum’s PLOS article Davescot says: All the hominid fossils we have wouldn’t fill a single coffin. I guess DaveScot doesn’t know that over 400 Neanderthal fossils have been discovered. Many such as at […]

New Australopithecus anamensis Finds

Pardon me while I wipe the drool off my chin… As John Lynch and Kelly Hale have mentioned, there has been a new discovery of Au. anamensis fossils that greatly clarifies the relationships between Ardipithicus ramidus, Au. anamensis and Au. afarensis. In addition to clarifying the relationships between the above, the paper also has some […]