At the National Scientist site there is an article on a pair of what appear to be primate teeth.What some have called human teeth. There’s a problem with that.
For one thing, who says they have to be human, or human-like? What makes them human, and are teeth like this unique to us? Or is it a matter of convergent evolution, of coincidence? If we had fossils of every tooth that once existented how many would look “human” even if the original owner wasn’t even primate or even mammalian.
One tooth has even been identified as a canine, while the other is identified as a molar. Now I look at the picture apparently of the two teeth and as far a I can tell they aint either. They both look to me as if they were both damaged, and they look remarkably alike. Now I’ve seen human canines and they have a single deep root. In both cases the two teeth apparently have a single truncated root. Far as I know only canines have a single root, and that is long.
Now take a good hard look at the two teeth in the picture in the article. Don’t know about you, but to me they look like the same kind of teeth. If it weren’t for some rather small difference in detail they could be copies of the same tooth. Depending on how the tooth was copied the differences could be due to copying errors.
What I’m hearing is people insisting it has to be because it fits a preconceived notion. Much like the claim that Weberpithecus naledi has to be a type of human because the discoverer, a Doctor Weber, needed to find a human. To me this is a case of people jumping to a conclusion because they got excited and irrational. We’re human, we do stuff like that.
My conclusion is; they’re not human, they might be canines or incisors, but neither is a molar or premolar. They may not even be primate. And I have a suspicion that both were damaged during the long years buried and are not complete speciemens. Of course, this assessment is just from a single picture and a proper exam could well tell us a lot more.
The one thing we can learn from this i the wisdom of the old adage, dont jump to conclusions. Check things out and check them out seriously. Most importantly, don’t guess. Make sure you know and if that means taking time then you take the damn time. Things don’t need to be what you need them to be.
The most important consequence is this, this means changes.. Changes our insecurity won’t let us face.
If we’re to deal with the changes this development will bring us we need to learn how to be more confident, more secure. But as long as there are people so insecure they need us to be insecure that’s not going to happen. We need agility training for people much as we do for dogs. Which is really more confidence training for dogs, because it give them the confidence they need to handle what they find themselves in.
We need confidence training for people so make them able to handle the unexpected, so that they know that they can handle the unxpected. And if it means that the controlling lose their control over others, then maybe they will learn that they don’t need that control..
The beginning of this week saw the hashtag #metoo trend to increase awareness about how many women have been harassed in their lives. On my Facebook feed alone, I’d estimate that around 85% of the women I know posted something. The actual number of women who have been harassed is higher than that, based on the stories I know about and was told about in private chats, but not everyone felt comfortable talking about their experiences on Facebook or Twitter and a person’s experiences are theirs alone to share. Talking about that sort of thing can be hard, and it’s uncomfortable all around. Talk
In the post linked to above I had a look at the exchange between Mentzer and Price and I have to note, that doesn’t sound like Mentzer. He aint that stupid, or that young Whoever sent it has no idea who Frank Mentzer is. The whole affair just stinks.
This is what Frank Mentzer had to say on the subject of broken stairs To sum* it up, he hates them. And he none too fond of people who refuse to deal with them.
I remember when a young teenaged boy and his friend were charged with kiling the first boy’s younger sister. The detective on the case said they did it under the influence of D&D.
California’s attorney general got involved, the boys were cleared of the charge, and the girl’s actual killer was Identified, tried, and convicted. Thank to false accusatons pair of young mean very nearly got imprison and their lives ruined thanks to a coward who just wouldn’t admit he could be wrong.
Ms. Price gives me no confidece in her honesty or that she can be trusted. In fact she leaves me with the impression that she wants other women to be abused and left with no recourse but to cower in fear while their abusers parade around around like peacock popinjays.
*There, the spelling has been corrected. And I’m blaming it on my dysphasia.