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New taxons,island dwarfing

Posted by crowemagnon on 31 Mar 2008 at 02:08 GMT

The more we pluck morphologies formerly considered to be of erectus et al and plunk them into sapiens whether as "archaic" or "primitive" or simply as a function of our "apprehending " regional variation fully, the less justification we have for having separated off homo sapiens as a new taxon from erectus in the first place. Also, biologists tell us that the human body was designed for a much lighter weight than is common today. This means that at some time in our relatively recent past we must all have been small. Island dwarfing? I doubt it.