Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa, scientists find.

He must have a fecking big paper round if that's only just got to you.

From a somewhat sceptical SME

Regardless, humans didn’t evolve 7 million years ago. Sahelanthropus and even Lucy do not look like anyone you would call “human.” Humans have only been around for about 3 million years, and our own specific species is only about 300,000 years old.

No, Graecopithecus does not prove humans evolved in Europe
Trust you to spoil a perfectly good thread with your damned proper facts.
How inconvenient for some;

"But two fossils of an ape-like creature which had human-like teeth have been found in Bulgaria and Greece, dating to 7.2 million years ago......The species was also found to be several hundred thousand years older than the oldest African hominid, Sahelanthropus tchadensis which was found in Chad.
"We were surprised by our results, as pre-humans were previously known only from sub-Saharan Africa," said doctoral student Jochen Fuss, a Tübingen PhD student who conducted this part of the study."

Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa, scientists find
Get it right:

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Facts that support the modern meme, are lovely things.
Inconvenient facts that oppose the modern meme, are interesting, too complicated for an average person and to be filed away as quickly as possible.

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Brexit was as divisive for hominids?
Seems too complicated for the modern politician, maybe we should unfreeze an early man to sort through brexit by bashing may and barnier over the head with a frozen Neanderthals phallus

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Who will hand wash the cars and sell the Big Issue?
Thanks to may's white paper both those jobs will be essential workers.
The only people who will be barred from travelling here to work from Europe are likely to be the stupid ones who forget to fill in some bit of paper.


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I applaud your wish to wind up racists but how did you explain anyone becoming white when black is the dominant gene?
That's not really a question that your average racist gobshite is going to ask, since most of them still have difficulties mastering the upright gait, let alone stringing a coherent sentence together.

For what it's worth, I would imagine that the gene(s) responsible for skin pigmenation became less active over time, as their usefulness receded due to far less sunray intensity. In much the same way that we still, in principle, have the ability to erect our body hair (goosebumps), even though we're hardly what could be called "hirsute".

Possibly even more inconvenient!

'On the cliff face in the north-central China state of Shangchen, a scattering of stone-age tools have been recovered. They’re more than 2 million years old, their discoverers report in Nature.

'Until now, the oldest known evidence of human ancestors — in this case Homo erectus — outside Africa was in Georgia, Eastern Europe. That dates back to about 1.85 million years — almost immediately after the species appeared in Africa. But 96 stone blades, flakes and cores used to carve up antelope, deer and pigs in China’s Loess Plateau has upset the timeline.

'There is as yet no evidence of the exact hominid species that produced the Shangchen stone tools. In fact, if made by Homo erectus, it would mean the species evolved in China before it did Africa. This adds fresh weight to what has until now been a fringe theory: that a more primitive species of hominin than Homo erectus had escaped Africa much earlier — and that Homo erectus evolved in Eurasia, later to recolonise the homelands of its forefathers.'

Human evolution is not what it seems, new studies suggest

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