Discovery of the Century?

October 9, 2009

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An image showing the approximate placement of skeleton elements recovered. Some pieces found separately in the excavation are rejoined here.“It is often assumed that we humans are selfish, competitive and warlike by nature…” But a new female fossil called Ardi, dating back 4.4 million years, is on the verge of rewriting the history of human evolution – and resolving some controversial debates about human nature. It turns out that we originated from a cooperative creature, as opposed to a competitive creature. This speaks powerfully to rethinking the justifications many of us use about oppression, competition, and war just being “in our nature”.  Top that with Ardi being a broken-forest dweller without enlarged canines, who’s on a plant-based diet! This is amazing stuff. Read the whole article here.http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/files/2009/09/ardi-recon440.jpg


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