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  1. #1 Why do pages like these occur, and why would Google News run it? 
    Forum Professor jrmonroe's Avatar
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    Could someone explain why pages like these occur (I highlight many of its errors), and why would Google News run it?

    I'm seeing more and more of this garbage lately.

    I can imagine that a computer would erroneously insert spaces after commas (thus causing large numbers to look odd), but some of the English is simply lousy. If this research was done at the University of Utah, the researcher would have published in English. So, is this a translation from English to another language and then back into (lousy) English? I would think that the author of this article, Justin Davidson, is a native speaker of English, so why would he allow this to go out looking like this?

    Historic Skulls Discloses Testosterone Amounts Fell
    because Modern-Man Characteristics Emerged


    by Justin Davidson — August 3, 2014

    Humans started to use resources about 50, 000 years ago; this marked the start of the society. The beginning of society coincided having a decrease within testosterone amounts, says a brand new research.


    Based on scientists, the very first members from the Homo sapiens made an appearance 200, 000 years ago. Nevertheless, it wasn't until 500 hundreds of years later which traits for example language, cavern painting, financial trade as well as hunting very first emerged.


    The actual researchers analyzed about 1, four hundred ancient skulls; 13 skulls were a lot more than 80, 000 years of age, 41 had been between age 10, 000 as well as 38, 000 as well as 1, 367 skulls through various modern categories of people.


    Based on the researchers, decreased androgenic hormone or testosterone allowed individuals to cooperate much more, became much less aggressive that allowed artwork and device making in order to flourish. Robert Cieri from the University associated with Utah states that social exchange and technology came following humans had be cooperative.


    The scientists used the size and shape of the actual skulls in order to estimate the actual relative amounts of testosterone. Human mind became rounder since the eyebrow side rails receded. Nevertheless, it’s unclear whether it had been the androgenic hormone or testosterone levels which decreased or if the developing people had much less testosterone receptors. ancient-human-skulls
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrmonroe View Post
    Robert Cieri from the University associated with Utah
    Am I to believe there is only one university in Utah and it doesn't have a name? Apparently the article does spawn research.

    Edit: I believe that the author, Justin Davidson (even that sounds phoney since Davidson is a US university), would have been vilified as a crank if he had posted here. The total calls for 'Citation Please' may have established a record high for this article. It just looks like a satirical glance at the state of university education in America.


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    Nobody proof reads anymore. They just rely on spell checkers.
    Its the way nature is!
    If you dont like it, go somewhere else....
    To another universe, where the rules are simpler
    Philosophically more pleasing, more psychologically easy
    Prof Richard Feynman (1979) .....

    Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexG View Post
    spell checkers
    Is that a new type of board game?

    Geez, I hope one of them isn't my lawyer. When it comes to legal documents I sure as hell hope he's not using spell checkers. That is if he proofreads his legal secretary's work.
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