Re: Who Killed the Australopithecines?

Sun, 23 Apr 1995 14:27:55 GMT

In article <3ncqt4$>,
JoeBeaver <> wrote:
>BARD writes:
>> Inasmuch as Homo sapiens are responsible for the extinction or
>> near extinction of several species, why, as you put it, is it
>> "more reasonable to assume genocide is the exception to the
>> rule of `natural' extinction"?
> Thus, extinctions caused
>by H. sapiens are clearly the exception to the rule. Since none of those
>extinctions caused by H. sapiens could be legitimately referred to as
>genocide, I think my statement is quite safe.
> Joe Beaver


Let's back up a little here....

We're talking about genocide of A. species by the next
"higher" order.

That would be H. habilis.

I used H.sapiens in my example because of our documented history
of genocide not because I believe H.sapiens killed off A. species.