posted on Oct, 17 2013 @ 08:12 PM
Once again, scientists with only a vague idea...
"It has ape like features"...but it is our human ancestor....what bs.
Why is it BS?
Why is it, every old skull found in Africa, HAS to be some old human relative in their opinion
It doesn't. There are numerous non human archaic ape fossils from east africa such as Afropithecus, Heliopithecus, and Kenyapithecus
More than likely, it is an Ape, that evolved into an ape, that may or may not, still have relatives now.
So scientists with a vague idea have no clue and spout BS but I should take your word for it that this is just a new ape? Actually you are correct,
humans ARE apes.
They are obsessed with this Human "Out of Africa" theory.
As I've said a thousand times and no one knows the answer.
No, more like inclined to folow the trail of evidence that currently exists. If you've got some ideas for new dig site feel free to post them, get
some funding and show thew world at large how wrong we've been.
Why was the 15' tall Gigantopithecus, only found in Asia, Why is the Orangutan, only found in Asia.
Where did they come from? Whom did they "evolve" from??
Answers Anybody?? Somebody???
Not to be a stickler for details but the largest of the 3 known Gigantopithecus species, G. Blacki was only 10 feet tall. As for why it is only found
in Asia, there honestly isn't a clear picture of that as we have few very remains to work with. It's mostly molars and bits of jaw bone. Without a
pelvis or femur we can't even say if they were bipedal or quadrupedal. Orangutan weren't always exclusively Asian. They're ancestors, going by
genetic analysis, diverged from other apes and left Africa around 13 MYA. Asking why some species only live in a certain locale isn't much different
than asking why Dendropithecus went extinct in Europe( there were several species of European ape at one time as well). Was it speciation? Adaptation?
A by product of punctuated equilibrium? We aren't sure at the moment but that doesn't mean you take a dump on people who are genuinely seeking the
truth about our origins. The easy part is locating and retrieving the remains. Once you start your analysis is when the real work begins and thats
where this skull is at right now.