Free Republic 1st Qtr 2020 Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $21,222
24%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 24% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: origins

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • VIDEO: Scientists hail stunning fossil

    05/19/2009 2:29:11 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 34 replies · 1,402+ views
    .bbc ^ | Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | Christine McGourty
    The beautifully preserved remains of a 47-million-year-old, lemur-like creature have been unveiled in the US. The preservation is so good, it is possible to see the outline of its fur and even traces of its last meal. The fossil, nicknamed Ida, is claimed to be a "missing link" between today's higher primates - monkeys, apes and humans - and more distant relatives. But some independent experts, awaiting an opportunity to see the new fossil, are sceptical of the claim. And they have been critical of the hype surrounding the presentation of Ida. The fossil was launched amid great fanfare at...
  • Infectious Evolution: Ancient Virus Hit Apes, Not Our Ancestors, In The Genes

    04/02/2005 11:48:39 AM PST · by blam · 40 replies · 1,551+ views
    Science News ^ | 3-5-2005 (issue) | Bruce Bower
    Infectious Evolution: Ancient virus hit apes, not our ancestors, in the genesMarch 5 Bruce Bower A vicious virus infected ancestral chimpanzees and gorillas in Africa between 4 million and 3 million years ago. Not only did it kill a great many of these primates, but it also infiltrated the surviving animals' genomes, altering the course of evolution. That's the picture emerging from a new analysis of modern-primate DNA. Around 1.5 million years ago, this virus of the class called retroviruses also infected ancestors of modern baboons and macaques, two African monkeys, reports geneticist Evan E. Eichler of the University of...
  • Prehistoric Fossil Teeth Spark Heated Debate Over Human Evolution

    11/02/2019 10:13:36 AM PDT · by gnarledmaw · 20 replies
    Seeker ^ | 10/25/2017 | Jen Viegas
    The teeth, found in Germany, provoked one observer to suggest human history may need to be rewritten. Some experts, however, remain very skeptical. In a paper shared at the social networking site ResearchGate, Herbert Lutz and his team say they discovered “a new great ape with startling resemblances to African members of the hominin tribe.” The "plausible age” of the fossils — an upper left canine tooth and an upper right first molar — is 9.7 million years, they say. If confirmed, that would make the teeth around 6 million years older than fossils for the early-human, African ancestor Australopithecus...
  • Archaeology fossil teeth discovery in Germany could re-write human history

    11/02/2019 10:01:04 AM PDT · by gnarledmaw · 50 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 19.10.2017 | Alistair Walsh
    A 9.7-million-year-old discovery has left a team of German scientists scratching their heads. The teeth seem to belong to a species only known to have appeared in Africa several million years later. A team of German archaeologists discovered a puzzling set of teeth in the former riverbed of the Rhine, the Museum of Natural History in Mainz announced on Wednesday. The teeth don't appear to belong to any species discovered in Europe or Asia. They most closely resemble those belonging to the early hominin skeletons of Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis) and Ardi (Ardipithecus ramidus), famously discovered in Ethiopia. But these new...
  • Extremely rare 13 million-year-old primate skull found

    08/09/2017 1:54:20 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    www.cnbc.com ^ | 08-09-2017 | Robert Ferris | @RobertoFerris
    * This may be the most intact primate fossil skull ever discovered. * The fossil comes from a little-known period of primate evolutionary history. Source: Fred Spoor This is Alesi, the skull of the new extinct ape species Nyanzapithecus alesi (KNM-NP 59050). ================================================================================================================================ A group of scientists have found what may be the most intact fossilized primate skull ever discovered, and the find could shed light on the common evolutionary heritage shared by apes and humans. The lemon-sized skull was discovered in Kenya by an international team of researchers, and was dated to the middle of the Miocene era, a...
  • 11.9 Million-Year-Old Fossil of Pierolapithecus Analyzed by Researchers

    05/05/2013 12:53:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Sci-news.com ^ | Friday, May 3, 2013 | Sergio Prostak
    Dr Moya-Sola with colleagues discovered the fossil specimen of Pierolapithecus in Spain in 2002. They estimated that the hominid lived about 11.9 million years ago, arguing that it could be the last common ancestor of modern great apes: chimpanzees, orangutans, bonobos, gorillas and humans... the shape of the specimen’s pelvis indicates that Pierolapithecus lived near the beginning of the great ape evolution, after the lesser apes had started to develop separately but before the great ape species began to diversify... “The ilium – the largest bone in the pelvis – of the Pierolapithecus is wider than that of Proconsul nyanzae,...
  • Ancient Animal Could Be Human-Ape Ancestor

    11/18/2004 3:41:57 PM PST · by Willie Green · 98 replies · 1,866+ views
    The Centre Daily Times ^ | Thu, Nov. 18, 2004 | DIEDTRA HENDERSON -- Associated Press
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. WASHINGTON - A nearly 13 million-year-old ape discovered in Spain is the last probable common ancestor to all living humans and great apes, a research team says in Friday's issue of Science magazine. A husband-and-wife team of fossil sleuths unearthed an animal with a body like an ape, fingers like a chimp and the upright posture of humans. The ancient ape bridges the gap between earlier, primitive animals and later, modern creatures. This newest ape species, Pierolapithecus catalaunicus, is so significant that it adds a new page to ancient human history....
  • 'Original' great ape discovered [New genus "Missing Link" found!]

    02/18/2007 11:40:54 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 158 replies · 3,423+ views
    BBC ^ | 2/18/07 | Paul Rincon
    Scientists have unearthed remains of a primate that could have been ancestral not only to humans but to all great apes, including chimps and gorillas. The partial skeleton of this 13-million-year-old "missing link" was found by palaeontologists working at a dig site near Barcelona in Spain. Details of the sensational discovery appear in Science magazine. The new specimen was probably male, a fruit-eater and was slightly smaller than a chimpanzee, researchers say. Palaeontologists were just getting started at the dig when a bulldozer churned up a tooth. Further investigation yielded one of the most complete ape skeletons known from...
  • Oldest member of human family found

    07/11/2002 4:13:07 PM PDT · by jennyp · 65 replies · 7,165+ views
    Nature ^ | 07/11/2002 | John Whitfield
    After a decade of digging through the sand dunes of northern Chad, Michel Brunet found a skull 6-7 million years old. He named it Toumaï.Toumaï is thought to be the oldest fossil from a member of the human family. It's a dispatch from the time when humans and chimpanzee were going their separate evolutionary ways. A thrilling, but confusing dispatch1,2. Sahelanthropus tchadensis - Toumaï's scientific name - was probably one of many similar species living in Africa at that time. "There must have been a group of apes knocking around between 5 and 8 million years ago for which there's...
  • Hillary Clinton: Architect of the Coup

    06/04/2019 11:41:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 4, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh.com
    RUSH: Speaking of Hillary Clinton, folks, we had this piece yesterday from the Federalist by Mr. H. A. Goodman, and it was one of those pieces that you read it, and you say, “Yeah, yeah.” You know it all, but you get kind of frustrated that you didn’t think of it all yourself. His point basically was (without rehashing the whole thing) that every bit of everything we know or think we know — every news item, every little bit of information that fed this narrative the past two years or three now, that Trump colluded with Russia — came...
  • Barr Assigns U.S. Attorney in Connecticut to Review Origins of Russia Inquiry

    05/13/2019 5:21:42 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 107 replies
    Attorney General William P. Barr has assigned the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut to examine the origins of the Russia investigation, according to two people familiar with the matter, a move that President Trump has long called for but that could anger law enforcement officials who insist that scrutiny of the Trump campaign was lawful. John H. Durham, the United States attorney in Connecticut, has a history of serving as a special prosecutor investigating potential wrongdoing among national security officials, including the F.B.I.’s ties to a crime boss in Boston and accusations of C.I.A. abuses of detainees. His inquiry is...
  • With the walls closing in on Obama, Ben Rhodes weaves a sticky narrative web

    04/30/2019 11:28:00 AM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 30, 2019 | Monica howalter
    Now that the Mueller report is out, effectively exonerating President Trump of colluding with the Russians to steal the election from Hillary Clinton, the Trump administration has begun investigations as to the origins of the phony Steele dossier and the illegal surveillance of his campaign. It's a trail that's unlikely to lead anywhere but to the office of embittered President Obama, and independent reporter Nicholas Ballasy got a chance to ask the Obama administration's former deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, whether he thought this investigation would eventually lead. His response was about what you might expect — nowhere Obama...
  • Barr: You bet I’ll be looking into how this Russia investigation started

    04/10/2019 9:14:43 AM PDT · by yoe · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 10, 2019 | Jazz Shaw
    [snip] But(as John discussed last night), there was one moment where something unexpected happened. Following a question from Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-Alabama), Barr calmly announced that he would be looking into the origins of the Russia investigation and (whether the entire premise of it was legitimate or not.) This seems to go deeper than a simple clean-up operation following a long investigation and it’s taking the story in a direction the Democrats definitely don’t want to go. He plans on expanding upon the previous work done by IG Horowitz. (From John Solomon writing at The Hill)Barr made clear Tuesday that...
  • The Primordial Ooze of the Collusion Conspiracy: It all began with the infamous dossier

    04/01/2019 6:21:02 AM PDT · by billorites · 17 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | April 1, 2019 | Peter Van Buren
    The end of the Special Counsel’s investigation into the non-existent conspiracy between President Donald Trump and the Russians has created an army of “Mueller Truthers,” demanding additional investigations. But Republicans are also demanding to know more, specifically how the FBI came to look into collusion, and what that tells us about the tension between America’s political and intelligence worlds. In Rudy Giuliani’s words “Why did this ever start in the first place?” The primordial ooze for all things Russia began in spring 2016 when the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee, through a company called Fusion GPS, hired former MI6...
  • HUGE! Rand Paul Outs John Brennan – Pushed Fake Dossier in Intel Report

    03/27/2019 1:24:45 PM PDT · by detective · 203 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 27, 2019 | Cristina Laila
    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced Wednesday that according to a high level source, former CIA Chief John Brennan insisted Hillary’s fake Russia dossier be included in the Intelligence Report. Brennan previously denied that the fake dossier was used in the Intelligence community’s assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 election. There is plenty of evidence to the contrary and on Wednesday Senator Rand Paul said Brennan should be asked to testify under oath in Congress ASAP. RAND PAUL: BREAKING: A high-level source tells me it was Brennan who insisted that the unverified and fake Steele dossier be included in the...
  • Middle East fossils push back origin of key plant groups millions of years

    12/21/2018 9:55:04 AM PST · by ETL · 11 replies
    ScienceMag.org ^ | Dec 20, 2018 | Elizabeth Pennisi
    Paleobotanists exploring a site near the Dead Sea have unearthed a startling connection between today's conifer forests in the Southern Hemisphere and an unimaginably distant time torn apart by a global cataclysm. Exquisitely preserved plant fossils show the podocarps, a group of ancient evergreens that includes the massive yellowwood of South Africa and the red pine of New Zealand, thrived in the Permian period, more than 250 million years ago. That's tens of millions of years earlier than thought, and it shows that early podocarps survived the "great dying" at the end of the Permian, the worst mass extinction the...
  • The Real Roots of American Rage

    12/20/2018 9:25:09 AM PST · by Heartlander · 15 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January/February 2019 Issue | Charles Duhigg
    The Real Roots of American Rage <...>America has always been an angry nation. We are a country born of revolution. Combat—on battlefields, in newspapers, at the ballot box—has been with us from the start. American history is punctuated by episodes in which aggrieved parties have settled their differences not through conversation, but with guns. And yet our political system was cleverly designed to maximize the beneficial effects of anger. The Bill of Rights guarantees that we can argue with one another in the public square, through a free press, and in open court. The separation of powers forces our representatives...
  • So Venezuela was behind the great Honduras migrant caravan all along?

    10/24/2018 7:40:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/24/2018 | Monica Showalter
    According to Vice President Mike Pence, Honduras's president, Juan Orlando Hernández, told him that the illegal migrant caravan heading from his country through Mexico on to the U.S. is the work of Chavista Venezuela, with that country's oil cash being employed to destabilize both countries. Here's what Breitbart reported, citing an interview with the Washington Post's Bob Costa: Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández told him that the migrant caravan marching toward the U.S.-Mexico border is "financed by Venezuela." ... The Vice President then revealed that Hernández told him that "leftist groups" from the Central American country...
  • Who (Really) Wrote The Quran?

    09/09/2018 5:49:06 AM PDT · by Salman · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 8, 2018 | "Apostate Prophet" (ex Muslim)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqDQcvV4VSA
  • 2 million years ago, human relative ‘Nutcracker Man’ lived on tiger nuts

    01/13/2014 3:35:18 PM PST · by Renfield · 46 replies
    An Oxford University study has concluded that our ancient ancestors who lived in East Africa between 2.4 million-1.4 million years ago survived mainly on a diet of tiger nuts. Tiger nuts are edible grass bulbs still eaten in parts of the world today. The study published in the journal, PLOS ONE, also suggests that these early hominins may have sought additional nourishment from fruits and invertebrates, like worms and grasshoppers. Study author Dr Gabriele Macho examined the diet of Paranthropus boisei, nicknamed “Nutcracker Man” because of his big flat molar teeth and powerful jaws, through studying modern-day baboons in Kenya....