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Lucy’s Great Mystery: Part 3
November 19, 2009 · 1 Comment

In Part One we learned the frightening facts: Lucy was surrounded by formidable felines. She was too slow to run away and she didn’t have weapons to repel 150 pound leopards or 500 pound  homothere saber-tooths. In Part Two we discussed even more of the fearsome predators surrounding Lucy, and began to discuss how futile fighting […]

Lucy’s Great Mystery: Part 2
October 13, 2009 · 2 Comments

Big Cats Everywhere: Fast Cats,  Semi-Saber Cats, Super-Fast Cats. Not to Mention the Super-Hyenas! In Part One we learned the frightening facts: Lucy was surrounded by formidable felines. She was too slow to run away and she didn’t have weapons to repel 150 pound leopards or 500 pound  homothere saber-tooths. Actually – we left some facts […]

Lucy’s Great Mystery: How Could Australopithecus Survive and Evolve Into Us?
October 8, 2009 · 7 Comments

Part One: She Should Have Been Caught and E A T E N ! Lucy evolved into us. Really, really (to quote “Shrek.”) Her species, Australopithecus afarensis, or something extremely close, changed over three million years to become Homo sapiens – the species that includes you and me. So we should treat Lucy with respect……. […]

Lucy, meet Ardi
October 5, 2009 · 2 Comments

More than 4 million years since she last walked the Earth and more than 15 years since her discovery was first announced, a distant human ancestor dubbed “Ardi” was introduced to the general public on Oct 1, 2009.  Nicknames abound in this field where long scientific nomenclature is common. So, meet “Ardi”, a member of […]



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