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Daemon
Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010 12:00:00 AM
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Mungo Man

The Mungo Man was an early human inhabitant of Australia discovered at Lake Mungo in New South Wales, Australia, in 1974, when shifting sand dunes exposed his remains. Although his exact age is a matter of debate, he is believed by many to have lived approximately 40,000 years ago, during the Pleistocene epoch—making his remains the oldest anatomically modern human remains found in Australia to date. What is significant about the method of his burial? More...
Wanderer
Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010 10:07:31 AM

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What is significant is that scientist can't agree. How could this be??????? Exact methods should be able to produce exact findings, or so I thought. I've been wrong before.
worldsclyde
Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010 12:01:34 PM

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Wanderer wrote:
What is significant is that scientist can't agree. How could this be??????? Exact methods should be able to produce exact findings, or so I thought. I've been wrong before.


That would be nice but is hardly ever the case in these instances. Most of these methods involve probabilities and reliance on a complete understanding of all possible variables. If its the best science can do then that's what science has to do. You can't let perfect be the enemy of good.

You stand between me and all my enemies. -Son Lux
Wanderer
Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010 2:00:33 PM

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Wordsclyde, I like that, "You can't let perfect be the enemy of good." I"ll try to keep that in mind. I'm just feeling like there is lots of enemies and not much good, but that is advice.
worldsclyde
Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010 3:47:57 PM

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That was, at least, inspired by Voltaire. He's one to quote from.

You stand between me and all my enemies. -Son Lux
Apple Blossom
Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010 4:36:21 PM

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Daemon said: "What is significant about the method of his burial?"

And my guess was going to be that he was buried in a tuxedo!
worldsclyde
Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010 5:51:20 PM

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Apple Blossom wrote:
Daemon said: "What is significant about the method of his burial?"

And my guess was going to be that he was buried in a tuxedo!


It was covered in red ocher meaning there was some sort of ceremony with the burial.

You stand between me and all my enemies. -Son Lux
excaelis
Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010 7:18:28 PM

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Nice thread title. Now I can't get Village People out of my head !

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thar
Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010 7:42:59 PM

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excaelis wrote:
Nice thread title. Now I can't get Village People out of my head !


Village people?
made me think of Mungo Jerry, who I thought was a Californian hippy but I just looked up and was apparently an English rock group! Don't know where on earth I got that wrong association from, but I still like the name!
excaelis
Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010 8:08:54 PM

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Boo hoo! Mungo Mungo Man,
I wanna be a Mungo Man Dancing

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