[Taxacom] hominid challenge

John Grehan jgrehan at sciencebuff.org
Sun Sep 20 14:48:00 CDT 2009

Here's a challenge to all list members who are rock solid on the
chimpanzee theory of human origin, especially any who teach that
doctrine to students. 


What evidence do supporters of the chimpanzee theory present for the
inclusion of early fossil hominids (australopiths) within a
human-chimpanzee clade? This is not a question about characters
supporting the monophyly of humans and fossil hominids, but characters
that support a human-fossil hominid-chimpanzee clade. How many
characters and what are they? 


This is also not a question about molecular evidence since molecular
evidence cannot apply to most of the hominid fossil evidence. I look
forward to seeing that definitive evidence on this list, especially from
those who are so cavalier about dismissing the orangutan evidence.


John Grehan


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