The now unsettled science of the origin of humans

CBS News:
Controversial study suggests earliest humans lived in Europe - not Africa

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If the fossils mark the earliest moment of humans' differentiation, it would significant change the human origin story. The researchers believe these fossils are several hundred thousand years older than the ancient hominin known as Sahelanthropus, a 6- to 7-million-year-old pre-human which was unearthed in Chad.
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There are some skeptics of the new discoveries, but so far those skeptics have escaped being called "deniers."   It is interesting to see settled science become unsettled.  But if you are talking about global warming that has been coming and going for millions of years there is apparently no room for the skeptics.

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