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  1. #1 Excuse me if I don't get it right away 
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    Hi and a wave of the hand from Canada. Zinjanthropos was an early hominid with an undersized brain representing a branch on the tree of human evolution that broke off or was struck by lightning. Actually, one of the first books on science that I read was by the famous anthropologist, Louis Leakey, who was given credit for discovering the 2 million year old fossilzed bones in Africa's Olduvai Gorge. If the truth be known, the true discoverer was his wife but the suffragette movement had not made inroads on the Dark Continent at that time.

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    Welcome to the forum, if I don't know you from other forums. It's always a good thing to meet someone interested in biological anthropology.

    Did you see the Ape to Man special on the history channel that showed Leakey's wife stumbling across fossils while out for a walk with the dog or changing a tire and then she'd have to talk him into getting out of bed to even go look at it?


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    I do remember seeing that show. I believe, if my memory serves me correctly that she discovered a section of jawbone. I believe they named the find Lucy. Its been a while since I looked it over but the name Zinjanthropos was always in the back of my mind. Although anthropology is a favorite I tend to like most sciences and believe me when I tell you I am not an expert in any. I refuse to google for information and would rather go to a bookstore or library for latest editions. I find science fascinating and I think it is our nature to continuously search for knowledge.
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    I find science fascinating and I think it is our nature to continuously search for knowledge.
    I love you, especially if you're not a dude.

    I'm an undergrad in the fundamental sciences (Physics and Chemistry) and I'm looking to attack Geology from that perspective because it seems to have the most unanswered questions.

    Are you working on anything?
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    Wonderful screen name! Zinjanthropus was later renamed Australopithecus boisei, but the original name has far more charisma if you ask me.

    Welcome to the Science Forum!
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  7. #6 Re: Excuse me if I don't get it right away 
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos
    Zinjanthropos was an early hominid with an undersized brain representing a branch on the tree of human evolution that broke off or was struck by lightning.
    I really must protest. This is clearly an underhand and implicit suggestion that Zinjanthropos played golf. [How else would you account for the lightning strike?] We all know that golf was invented in Scoltand by Scots. This attempt to steal our national sport has not gone unnoticed. :wink:

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    Ophiolite, I don't think anyone doubts the position of the Scots as inventors of the most dangerous game on Earth.

    And welcome! Don't worry about flames, we're all nice folk here .

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    Thanks for the kind words.

    Let me take the time to personally thank the Scots for golf. Best game in the world. Now, kilts, sporran, bag pipes and haggis are a different thing altogether.
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