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It's still does not take away the findings in other areas like africa
Originally posted by Nerdling
It was only a few days ago that I read evidence contrary to this. Stating that man was in fact much older than this, to the tune of about 200,000 years.
Originally posted by MrOtis
His findings indicate that all of the 60 or so pre-human species and sub-species fall within the standard bell curve for height, assumed weight, and skull size for homo sapiens.
Originally posted by marg6043
I guess many can not imagine that our humble origins are indeed from Africa.
Originally posted by Off_The_Street
"The Homo Sapiens of 200,000 years ago are quite different from the homo sapiens of today."
Au contraire. If the H. sapiens of 200,000 years ago are quite different than people today, then they wouldn't be H. sapiens.
I agree that out species is in a constant state of change. But continual evolution, as well as geographical isolation, can result in changes of such magnitude that a new species appears.
Remember that the best definition of "species" is a group where all of the members can interbreed with other members. If we change to the point where we can no longer interbreed and produce fertile, viable, offspring, then we are different species.
In other words, if there are other H. sapiens out there with whom we cannot interbreed, then by definition, one of us is not H. sapiens. This is basic taxonomy.