re:Karen's comments

Mike Muller (
Mon, 08 Jul 1996 14:49:52 -0400

I am currently engaged in isotopic research at the University of FLorida
in collaboration with University of Michigan. I am not getting my
information from pop science...I am collaborating with some of the
leading and up and coming researchers in the geochemistry field.
And yes A. ramidus has been written up and published twice in your research....and all of White's analysis was
morphological....cranial, dental and post-cranial. And when he publishes
again I am willing to bet that it will be a morphological
treatment...hell he's a morphologist!
Don't think that a couple of intro level anthro classes give you
any amount of relevant information. For the most part THEY are pop
science. If you want to know what is going on read journals and
periodicals such as Nature, Science, Journal of Human Evolution, etc. And
take some upper level classes that will go into more depth on cutting
edge topics...but look into the Geology and Zoology departments.
And FYI the research being done on Devonian materials has nothing
to do with paleoanthropology....that is realm of paleontology ,
geochemsirty and biochemistry.... and about 300 million years too early
for man.