Comments on Profile Post by zegh8578

  1. zegh8578
    zegh8578
    Also, the so-called "denisovans" might represent up to 3 different species (or subspecies) of human. I love this idea, of small pockets of isolated humans forming distinct species yet to be uncovered.
    Apr 11, 2019
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  2. Pax the Sectoid
    Pax the Sectoid
    So they come from my country? Would also like to see more of that.
    Apr 12, 2019
  3. zegh8578
    zegh8578
    I'm seeing paleo-dudes on my Twitter expressing frustration that the researchers went ahead and named it without comprehensive analysis - so, it SEEMS as if other researchers are suspecting H. luzonensis might be H. erectus - or something else allready known
    Apr 12, 2019
  4. zegh8578
    zegh8578
    But then, H. floresiensis is even *still* under debate. Classing species within Homo is notoriously difficult, and decades will often pass between overall agreements. Very important discoveries regardless though!
    Apr 12, 2019
  5. Pax the Sectoid
    Pax the Sectoid
    What separates it from erectus anyway?
    Apr 12, 2019
  6. zegh8578
    zegh8578
    I haven't read the paper itself, it's paywalled and probably pretty dry stuff - but my impression is that little-to-nothing separates it, which is why paleontologists are voicing their frustration. The differences will be minute enough, to warrant careful comparisons with all known advanced Hominins in order to justify a new species
    Apr 12, 2019
  7. zegh8578
    zegh8578
    Like I said tho, taxonomy aside - even if H. luzonensis is sunk into H. erectus - or in any other way regarded as dubious - that doesn't reduce the importance of the discovery itself. Here's a nice wiki summary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_luzonensis
    Apr 12, 2019