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Lee,

Let me give you a taste of my concerns.

I'm a Khunian (Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions)in reference to Theories of Evolution, and have long felt that the theory of Evolution was overdue for reformulation. Simple statistical models for behavioral (organisms), environmental (plants), and genetic (dna) evolution are too simple, and don't predict changes very well. Of special interest are transformations that change the identity of organisms vs. those that maintain an underlying identity while appearing to transform. Once a human child is born, growth transforms while visibly preserving identity. A caterpillar, on the other hand, transforms into a butterfly, with underlying identity disguised. A reformed theory of evolution would do a much better job of describing transformational processes of all types.

This is an underlying issue when one wishes to discern a human transformational history. What is the transformational history that generates a modern human from a hominin? One of the reasons that we can't easily answer that is that we haven't articulated the process clearly enough in terms of an underlying theory. As evidence accumulates, making the ancestry more and more diverse, we really don't have any independent model to measure the transformations against.

Ray



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The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 4543 Bruce R. Fenton 01-Jun-17 11:19
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 1042 Susan Doris 02-Jun-17 05:45
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 809 Bruce R. Fenton 02-Jun-17 06:56
Related threads on GHMB 877 drrayeye 02-Jun-17 17:06
Re: Related threads on GHMB 711 Bruce R. Fenton 03-Jun-17 10:19
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 751 laughin 05-Jun-17 21:06
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 735 Bruce R. Fenton 06-Jun-17 04:03
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 740 SallyA 07-Jun-17 02:28
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 627 Bruce R. Fenton 07-Jun-17 04:40
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 944 Thanos5150 06-Jun-17 14:29
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 755 SallyA 07-Jun-17 02:55
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 706 Bruce R. Fenton 07-Jun-17 05:47
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Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution ..-_-.. question one 652 Bruce R. Fenton 08-Jun-17 04:37
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Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 634 Thanos5150 07-Jun-17 16:15
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 767 Thanos5150 07-Jun-17 19:38
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 731 Bruce R. Fenton 08-Jun-17 03:20
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 616 Bruce R. Fenton 07-Jun-17 05:33
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 937 Thanos5150 07-Jun-17 16:08
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 673 SallyA 08-Jun-17 05:17
... 747 SallyA 08-Jun-17 06:06
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 716 Bruce R. Fenton 09-Jun-17 02:19
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution -- thank you 674 SallyA 09-Jun-17 03:47
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 831 Thanos5150 11-Jun-17 16:13
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 608 Bruce R. Fenton 12-Jun-17 09:26
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 642 Bruce R. Fenton 09-Jun-17 02:03
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 724 Thanos5150 09-Jun-17 23:54
OOA strikes back - the sequel 771 laughin 08-Jun-17 13:09
Re: OOA strikes back - the sequel 669 Bruce R. Fenton 08-Jun-17 15:37
Re: OOA strikes back - the sequel 672 Thanos5150 08-Jun-17 17:23
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 655 Robert Jameson 11-Jun-17 06:13
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 653 Bruce R. Fenton 11-Jun-17 11:46
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 806 Robert Jameson 12-Jun-17 05:34
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 662 dong 12-Jun-17 06:51
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 726 Robert Jameson 12-Jun-17 13:32
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 732 Bruce R. Fenton 12-Jun-17 09:19
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 630 Robert Jameson 12-Jun-17 12:40
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 697 Susan Doris 14-Jun-17 05:02
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 701 Robert Jameson 14-Jun-17 05:45
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 728 michael seabrook 13-Jun-17 22:09
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 734 Robert Jameson 13-Jun-17 00:51
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 633 SallyA 13-Jun-17 01:03
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 611 Robert Jameson 13-Jun-17 02:44
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution. -- off topic .. senmutt tomb. .. Giza hosts an inland sea 805 SallyA 13-Jun-17 02:59
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution. -- off topic .. senmutt tomb 595 Robert Jameson 13-Jun-17 03:39
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution. -- off topic .. senmutt tomb 664 SallyA 13-Jun-17 04:04
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 716 Thanos5150 14-Jun-17 15:55
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 791 Robert Jameson 14-Jun-17 17:54
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 617 michael seabrook 16-Jun-17 21:03
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 635 Robert Jameson 16-Jun-17 22:47
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution Excellent and ... 708 SallyA 16-Jun-17 23:39
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution Excellent and ... 705 Robert Jameson 17-Jun-17 09:44
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 611 Susan Doris 17-Jun-17 14:17
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 674 Robert Jameson 18-Jun-17 02:43
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 629 Susan Doris 18-Jun-17 09:24
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 685 Bruce R. Fenton 18-Jun-17 11:04
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 684 Robert Jameson 18-Jun-17 11:14
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 596 Robert Jameson 18-Jun-17 11:04
Unfair diversion 525 drrayeye 18-Jun-17 21:35
Re: Proto-sumerian ... Ukraine ... a bit late for into Africa I fear, probably mis-posted 791 SallyA 19-Jun-17 03:00
Re: Unfair diversion 723 Susan Doris 19-Jun-17 05:20
Unfair diversion for sure 613 drrayeye 19-Jun-17 05:47
Re: Unfair diversion for sure 673 Susan Doris 20-Jun-17 04:56
Robert's challenge 723 drrayeye 20-Jun-17 07:24
Re: Robert's challenge 609 Robert Jameson 26-Jun-17 11:17
Tangential 601 drrayeye 27-Jun-17 05:03
Re: Tangential 611 Robert Jameson 27-Jun-17 06:12
Wrong board 629 drrayeye 27-Jun-17 06:38
Re: Wrong board 584 Robert Jameson 27-Jun-17 08:03
Re: Tangential 621 Eddie Larry 27-Jun-17 15:59
Re:Susan, do you know of a time line? 629 SallyA 19-Jun-17 17:48
Re: Unfair diversion 692 Thanos5150 19-Jun-17 13:44
Re: Unfair diversion 605 drrayeye 19-Jun-17 15:40
Re: Unfair diversion 722 Robert Jameson 19-Jun-17 23:14
Re: Unfair diversion 616 drrayeye 20-Jun-17 00:31
Re: Unfair diversion 685 Robert Jameson 20-Jun-17 10:19
kicking a dead horse 628 drrayeye 20-Jun-17 14:36
Re: kicking a dead horse 535 Robert Jameson 20-Jun-17 23:49
Staying on topic 617 drrayeye 21-Jun-17 01:15
Re: Unfair diversion 624 Thanos5150 20-Jun-17 15:24
Hominids vs Homo. most obvious difference -- thumbs on feet 553 SallyA 20-Jun-17 15:59
Re: Hominids vs Homo. most obvious difference -- thumbs on feet 524 Bruce R. Fenton 26-Jun-17 10:21
Interesting 604 drrayeye 27-Jun-17 06:50
Re: Interesting 487 Bruce R. Fenton 27-Jun-17 22:32
Re: Hominids vs Homo. most obvious difference -- thumbs on feet 495 Eddie Larry 28-Jun-17 04:37
Re: Hominids vs Homo. most obvious difference -- thumbs on feet 836 Bruce R. Fenton 28-Jun-17 04:41
Re: Unfair diversion 570 drrayeye 20-Jun-17 15:59
Off Topic: re: factors which alter .. Earth's shields don't block cygnets ... nor neutrinos, ... 544 SallyA 20-Jun-17 21:13
Re: Unfair diversion 521 SallyA 21-Jun-17 01:37
Focus 619 drrayeye 21-Jun-17 07:30
Re: Focus 689 Bruce R. Fenton 26-Jun-17 10:26
Re: Focus 593 Susan Doris 26-Jun-17 16:51
Re: Focus... ah, my bad ... 498 SallyA 11-Feb-18 19:40
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 689 Bruce R. Fenton 17-Jun-17 12:12
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 626 Robert Jameson 26-Jun-17 06:32
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 602 Bruce R. Fenton 26-Jun-17 11:57
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 748 Robert Jameson 26-Jun-17 13:59
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 438 lalbee 16-Feb-18 13:39
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 419 lalbee 17-Feb-18 02:25
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 436 Bruce R. Fenton 17-Feb-18 04:13
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 415 lalbee 17-Feb-18 05:56
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 453 Bruce R. Fenton 17-Feb-18 06:27
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 585 lalbee 18-Feb-18 15:17
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 448 drrayeye 21-Feb-18 13:48
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 431 lalbee 22-Feb-18 16:45
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 426 Robert Jameson 22-Feb-18 19:39
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 818 Bruce R. Fenton 22-Feb-18 23:07
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 440 Bruce R. Fenton 22-Feb-18 23:00


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