Re: Who Killed the Australopithecines?

Dave Oldridge (
6 May 1995 14:38:31 -0300

In article <>, (BARD) wrote:

> The fossil record has its limitations...


> Therefore it is not a mistake to remove our
> paleo anthropologist hats in place of
> others.

What other hat did you have in mind?

> If we do this we may encounter ideas far more
> compelling than those suggested by a few incomplete skeletons.

Sure. I could put on my fantasy author hat and write almost anything
about australopithecines and genus homo. My works might be delightfully
interesting (or boring and dull--whatever). But they would remain
fantasy and not science.

Unless you have physical evidence, all you have, however interesting, is

Dave Oldridge