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Lucy’s Legacy

Being Natural: Kevin Henderson
December 27, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Kevin Henderson stumbled onto exhibits design by accident and couldn’t be happier about it. Coming out of the University of Houston’s Architecture program, Henderson was called in to help with an exhibition. He always liked sketching and the Arts, and while he was interested in product and industrial design, UH didn’t have a program in […]

Among fossils: How very old things remind us of our youth
May 10, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

The earth is 4.54 billion years old. That’s a big number to wrap your head around. Spending time among very old things helps, but even then it’s easy to forget that not only the fossils themselves are ancient; so is the rock they came out of, the planet circling a sun that has been around […]

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……. […]


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