human origins

Michael W. French (MWFREN00@UKCC.UKY.EDU)
Tue, 8 Feb 1994 21:06:16 EST

I am curious about the origins of human beings, Homo sapiens sapiens (okay, who
isn't). I while ago I was at a seminar given by Christy Turner on the origins
of the modern human species. The thrust of his argument was that modern human
beings did not originate on the African continent, but somewhere in Asia. I
was a naive undergraduate at the time and the full implications of what he was
saying eluded me. Now I am older and taking a graduate biological anthropology
class and this argument has risen from the deeper wrinkles of my brain.

So what's the status of this argument? Was Dr. Turner lost off the orbit of
Jupiter? I mean, he was only looking at teeth. So, where did modern humanity
originate? What is Turner basing his argument on?

Peace and Hand Grenades
Michael W. French