Contact Not just intelligence: Therefore, some argue, since having a larger brain is just another quirk, like having larger tusks, animals should have many of the same rights as humans.
Two events are noteworthy, in part because both impacted powerfully upon our concept of human evolution, but also because they were diametric opposites.
One was a truth first rejected, and the other was a false contrivance embraced as fact. Sadly, they also illustrated that confirmation bias is a serious and formidable obstacle in the search for truth.
Piltdown was a fraud, an orangutan jaw mated to a human skull, and it confirmed the bias of expecting that our human ancestor would be an ape-like body affixed to a human cranium, thus affirming that regardless of how primitive the body, the illustrious human mind remained robustly beyond any mere ape.
Taung was a truthful hominid fossil, but its rightful place in human origins was rejected for many years because of its small brain. So, when we consider that some evidence with potential impact upon human origins is misunderstood, or suffers in the face of a confirmation bias, the idea has a solid foundation of prior examples demonstrating that exact issue.
And like Piltdown and Taung, there is a legitimate concern that the evidence is not being given a proper and impartial evaluation, with confirmation bias ruling the roost and dissuading the scientific community from a proper consideration of that evidence.
That new subject is actually 50 years old, but it is the age of the controversy that actually justifies a new way of thinking about it today.
Is There Archaeological Evidence of Bigfoot? Public Domain For 50 years, people have been denouncing this film footage as a fake, yet there is virtually no rigorous and logically structured proof for that conclusion. All that can be found are insinuations, suggestions, unsubstantiated claims, and intellectual bullying to try and cajole people into accepting the claim of hoax as a fact.
But in fact, the more rigorous the analysis, the more we see inconclusive determinations. Anecdotal Claims and Suspicions Most advocates for the film being a hoax tend to rely upon anecdotal claims and suspicions that Roger Patterson was an untrustworthy man, and thus the film must be suspect, if not outright condemned, as equally untrustworthy.
But aside from the inherent unreliability of anecdotal material as evidence, one must go further and ask, does this anecdotal material in any way change the empirical evidence? If anecdotal material does not change any of these empirical subjects of analysis, then the analysis can stand on the empirical data, and the anecdotal material, regardless of how juicy the gossip, can be recognized for what it is, gossip.
There are only two reasonable explanations for why no conclusive proof of a hoax has been produced. One explanation would be to say the evidence is insufficient to make a rigorous conclusion. The other explanation is that the film cannot be proven to be a fake because it is not one.
And this second explanation is what the anthropological sciences need to be mindful of, because if this is in fact the explanation, then a new and significant reconsideration of the hominid family tree is in order, and a new hominid needs to be added to the family. And that would be a major development most anthropologists would dream to accomplish, so their name may go beside Leakey and Johanson in the annals of human origin studies.
A color representation of bigfoot from the PGF. Like the disdain and arrogant rejection Raymond Dart experienced when his Taung Child skull was denied its truthful merit for decades, this curious film may also be suffering the same disdain and arrogant rejection.
The following is why: This film has known film frames of 16mm film using a film stock famous for its image quality. The film is in perfect focus, and was processed to yield a perfectly exposed image, so one cannot say that the evidence is lacking either quantity or quality.
One cannot say the body aspects or features are too vague for analysis. This chart shows the famous Frame VFC The camera was hand held and the operator moved while filming, so there is motion blur from the shaking camera for some frames, but at least of those frames none-the-less are stable and sharp, dispelling the myth that because of a shaky camera, no determination can be made.
And when the operator was closest to his filmed subject, and there were no significant landscape elements obscuring his view, the cameraman planted himself firmly in place and filmed a segment with a steady hand, during which time the filmed subject changed the path of its walk, looked back directly at the cameraman, and then briskly snapped its head back to a forward posture and rapidly strode away.
Anyone who claims the evidence is insufficient to do a proper analysis that could prove a hoax is simply misinformed or unqualified to appreciate the evidence.
If the film is a hoax, the evidence is more than enough to support a splendid proof. Emerging Scientific Evidence 2. Many detractors of the film argue that the hand held and sporadic shaking of the camera somehow impedes a proper investigation and often implying the cameraman did so deliberately to prevent a hoax from being revealed.
The camera used had no pin registration, and the hand held operation plus sporadic motion blur utterly demolished any prospect of altering the film after processing. Even the idea of editing to alter the segment content and misrepresent the activity of the day could not be done undetectably because of the way the first copies were made and any editing would show easily and absolutely on said copies.
In this respect, we can say categorically that the film was not altered or edited to hide evidence of hoaxing and create false evidence of authenticity.Inquiry Put Age At Reported to have buried 23 wives and had descendents – sold herbs for first years. Peiping, May 5 – Li Ching-Yun, a resident of Kaihsien, in the Province of Szechwan, who contended that he was one of the world’s oldest men and said he was born in – which would make him years old – died today.
The anthropological sciences occasionally have to deal with something which has a profound but unexpected impact on our understanding of human origins.
Two events are noteworthy, in part because both impacted powerfully upon our concept of human evolution, but also because they were diametric opposites. One was a truth first rejected, and the other was a false contrivance embraced as fact.
The Gift of the Smile. Posted on Sunday, From an evolutionary perspective it is absolutely amazing that (a) the smile is such a significant feature with respect to interaction among human beings and (b) there is absolutely no parallel—none at all—among other living creatures.
while it is true that the capacity for language is . Mythical creatures have always been a subject of fascination and a topic that is discussed constantly throughout the ages in many different countries.
They are legendary creatures that at one point were believed to be real beings, while some have their origin traced from literary myths. Close analysis of film Heavenly Creatures is based. The major systems and their literature Theravada. Theravada (Pali: “Way of the Elders”; Sanskrit, Sthaviravada) emerged as one of the Hinayana (Sanskrit: “Lesser Vehicle”) schools, traditionally numbered at 18, of early Buddhism.
The Theravadins trace their lineage to the Sthaviravada school, one of two major schools (the Mahasanghika was the other) that supposedly formed in the wake.
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