Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Science is not settled?

"Scientists Have Found the Oldest Known Human Fossils" via Instapundit
It’s not just when these people died that matters, but where. Their presence in north Africa complicates what was once a tidy picture of humanity arising in the east of the continent. “What people, including myself, used to think was that there was a cradle of humankind in East Africa about 200,000 years ago, and all modern humans descend from that population,” says Philipp Gunz from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, who was involved in the new excavation. “The new finds indicate that Homo sapiens is much older and had already spread across all of Africa by 300,000 years ago. They really show that the African story of our species was more complex than what we used to think.”
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edutcher said...

The science is never settled.

The people who claim to believe in science just can't understand that.

Methadras said...

Science should never be settled. Even laws of the universe aren't fully understood, but are laws because of their ever present nature. The law of gravity, the law of conservation, etc. But if you dug deeper into those laws, you may see that there are irregularities that can't be explained without further scientific experimentation.

The same applies here. The book of man is emerging to be a changing story. The problem is the political and religious narratives that are written around these stories. There are theories that the ascent of man didn't even start in africa or anywhere near it. So clearly the science isn't settled at all.