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A group for science enthusiasts of all types -- professionals, amateurs, students, anybody who loves science.

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Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Davis Goodman May 19. 32 Replies

OLDEST KNOWN ANCESTOR?

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Pope Beanie Jan 31. 5 Replies

A Dark Milky Way?

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Dec 8, 2016. 6 Replies

African clawed frog

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Pope Beanie Oct 21, 2016. 2 Replies

Where does increased complexity come from in evolution?

Started by Anthony Blair. Last reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer Sep 5, 2016. 206 Replies

3.7-billion-year-old fossils

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by JadeBlackOlive Sep 1, 2016. 2 Replies

Atheists Think about What We Believe, Don't We?

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Aug 12, 2016. 4 Replies

CuriosityStream, anyone?

Started by Pope Beanie. Last reply by TJ Jul 13, 2016. 2 Replies

Mysterious cosmic radio bursts found to repeat

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Unseen Jul 10, 2016. 5 Replies

Neanderthals used fire in caves:

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by TJ Jun 29, 2016. 9 Replies

Migration back to Africa took place during the Palaeolithic

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Pope Beanie Jun 19, 2016. 7 Replies

Fossil Dog

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Unseen Jun 8, 2016. 13 Replies

Pre-Clovis civilization in Florida

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Belle Rose May 15, 2016. 4 Replies

On Canine Evolution and Domestication

Started by Pope Beanie. Last reply by TJ May 13, 2016. 4 Replies

Teeth vs. Tools

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by JadeBlackOlive Apr 28, 2016. 2 Replies

How Dinosaurs Grew From Hatchlings to Adults

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by JadeBlackOlive Apr 6, 2016. 18 Replies

Think your DNA is all human?

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by SteveInCO Mar 27, 2016. 9 Replies

Rate of carbon emissions put in context

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Comment by Sydni Moser on September 2, 2010 at 4:03pm


Did Our Ancestors Practice Cannibalism?
By Margaret Aprison
Posted September 2, 2010
Moments of Science

Cannibalism may seem like a completely out of the ordinary practice today. Yet, scientists have discovered evidence that over one million years ago, our ancestors may have been cannibals.

Discovering Bones
A team, led by archaeologist Eudald Carbonell of Spain’s University of Rovira and Virgil, examined ancient bones left in a Spanish cave.

The bones had cut marks and butchering remains on them. This suggests that cannibalism could have been a popular activity.

Who Were Our Ancestors?
Scientists have learned that our “archaic” human ancestors, also known as Homo antecessor, possessed a brain two-thirds the size of modern humans.

The bones also suggest that cannibalism may have been just another way our ancestors stayed alive during famines. The study’s author suggests that this is one of the oldest documented cases of cannibalism.

Read More:

* Cannibal cavemen of Spain uncovered (USA Today)
* Cultural Cannibalism as a Paleoeconomic System in the European Lower Pleistocene (PDF- University of Chicago)

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Eat Thy Neighbor

Why Isn’t Cannibalism More Popular?
Comment by Doug Reardon on August 24, 2010 at 11:37pm
Adriana: 17 years ago the doctors told me I had one year to live. I took that as a warning and didn't change a thing.
Comment by Don on August 24, 2010 at 5:22pm
From Jerry Coyne's site:

Good news! According to a comment on Pharyngula, P.Z. has a new stent and is going home tomorrow.

Says the PeeZee, “I’m no longer sick,

Thanks to a spiffy new medical trick:

My aorta’s not bent

For I haz a new stent—

Now I’ll go back to being a dick!”
Comment by Don on August 23, 2010 at 6:57pm
Right, Adriana, no doubt a bypass. He doesn't specify. And I think you're right that he's fairly sedentary--and by his own cavalier accounts he likes to drink and close down bars with rollicking atheists wherever he may find himself. But he's young-ish. The heart's nothing to mess with.
Comment by Don on August 23, 2010 at 6:18pm
PZ's kind of a wild man, heedless, I suspect, of certain excesses. But maybe this serious shock will serve will to rein him in a tad. He writes that his diet has already been overhauled.
Comment by Chris Sparks on August 17, 2010 at 5:19pm
As one who lives less than ten miles from Knoxville, it isn't a spoof. These people really believe, and most of them think they are doing "God's work" by posting this nonsense. What really bothers me, is the fact that this was printed. The Knoxville News Sentinel sinks to new lows everyday, but this is just asinine. Was this in the Sentinel?

And people wonder why I am hostile towards religion...
Comment by Sydni Moser on August 11, 2010 at 1:26am
‎"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."
~Albert Einstein
Comment by Sydni Moser on August 11, 2010 at 1:22am


E=mc2 Is a Liberal Conspiracy Against Jesus
By Max Fisher | August 10, 2010

Andy Schlafly, son of controversial conservative figure Phyllis Shlafly and founder of Conservapedia, the ideologically oriented alternative to Wikipedia, has found a new bugbear: the theory of relativity. Shlafly insists that Albert Einstein's world-changing idea, elegantly expressed in the equation E=mc2, is part of a pervasive and long-held liberal conspiracy to make people have abortions and stop believing in Jesus. Conservapedia's surprisingly lengthy articles on relativity makes a convoluted and free-wheeling case that it's all a government hoax:

READ MORE HERE:
Comment by Don on August 9, 2010 at 7:24am
"A Visual History of Science, from the Pages of Scientific American":

http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow.cfm?id=a-visual-history...
Comment by Bill on August 2, 2010 at 1:47pm
That's great Adriana, so much for the theory lightning never strikes the same place twice!
 

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OLDEST KNOWN ANCESTOR?

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Pope Beanie Jan 31. 5 Replies

Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Davis Goodman May 19. 32 Replies

African clawed frog

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by Pope Beanie Oct 21, 2016. 2 Replies

3.7-billion-year-old fossils

Started by JadeBlackOlive. Last reply by JadeBlackOlive Sep 1, 2016. 2 Replies

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