Sat, 22 Jul 95 10:21:00 -0500

NE>From: (Phil Nicholls)

NE>Lot's of shots of Johanson driving in San Francisco and Afar, though.

What was that he was driving anyway? Maybe the auto manufacturers are
picking up some of the tab! <g> Those shots of him driving made me
nervous because he was paying attention to talking into the camera and
not to his driving (a very bad example for kids!), but I guess we did
get the symbolism that Johansen is in the driver's seat right now. ;)

NE>The only point where views got any indication that there was a debate
NE>in paleoanthropology was the discussion of the Origin of Modern Homo
NE>sapiens. Interestingly in this debate, Milford Wolpoff was not
NE>mentioned or shown.

Perhaps he refused?

NE>To me, Johanson represents much of what I think is wrong with
NE>paleoanthropology. There is too much adovocacy. Too much politics
NE>in terms of who has access to fossils for study. To much "Look at me,
NE>I'm Mr. Bigshot Anthropologist" in the NOVA series, which is I believe
NE>one of the reasons Johanson's Institute for Human Origins lost a lot
NE>of funding.

Getting funding is the name of the game, isn't it? And Johansen cuts a
handsome figure on TV, so I suspect more funding will be forthcoming.


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