This week in Republican science... same as every other week in Republican science, really. Since experts can't be trusted, science journals are propaganda, and evidence is not, you know, evidence. That's why we'd like to bring you segment 1323 of our ongoing series "chipped stone tools, why they will never replace traditional pointy sticks."
The announcement this week of the remarkable hominid fossils found in South Africa, brought us a refined picture of our family tree.
John Timmer at ars Technica admits worries about the GOP hatred for knowledge.
Personally, I wouldn't vote for a candidate who rejects science and expertise, and as a voter, I'd like to have a viable choice between two qualified candidates. At the moment, it's looking like I won't.
What would the world be like if we had two parties living in reality, offering policies based on reason? Maybe another few million years of evolution will get us there.
Don't bet on it. The money shot:
Based on the most complete hand specimen ever found, Au. sediba had an extra-long thumb and powerful fingers, which it could have used to make tools despite still having a small ape-like brain.
The first Repuglican? I rest my case.
The question remains: did Jesus bury this specimen and the dinosaurs and dig the Grand Canyon all by himself 6000 years ago or did he have help?