Archive for the 'Prehistory' Category

Dino Puppet Eats Horsey Puppet for _Breakfast_!

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Not impressed with Horsey Puppet? Okay. I give you Dino Puppet! Raawwwwrrrrr!!

Courtesy of Phil Plait.

Lynch and Granger: What Happened to the Boskops?

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Via Slashdot, here’s a really interesting (to me, at least) article in Discover: What Happened to the Hominids Who Were Smarter Than Us? It’s excerpted from Gary Lynch and Richard Granger’s book, Big brain: the origins and future of human intelligence.

It’s a good reminder that our self-serving notions of progress, while providing a comforting myth, are not necessarily always supported by the fossil record.