Re: New Topic of Discussion

Evan Hodgens (
Wed, 1 Feb 1995 03:30:45 GMT

In article <>,
(Phil Nicholls) wrote:

> Ok, someone wanted a new topic. Let's try this one.
> Is there anyone out there besides be who really loaths
> Donald Johanson? I mean he is such a shameless selp-promoter.
> That NOVA series, for example, wasn't about the science of
> paleoanthropology as much as it was about Donald Johanson-fossil
> hunter.
> There was no mention of Richard Leakey in the entire presentation.
> There was no mention of OH-62 OR the Hadar first family fossils.
> There was no indication that anyone disagreed with his interpretations.
> What do you think?

>From various articles in the mass media I have seen over time,
Dr. Johanson seems to be very typical for a well-known paleo-
anthropologist - a raving egomaniac who has pissed off half the

There is no such thing as a dumb question, but there IS such a thing as a dumb answer - I've given some.