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The Myth of Snake Evolution on NTVMSNBC.COM

A report dated 9 April 2004 on the NTVMSNBC.COM news portal, titled “The evolution of snakes began on land,” dealt with a genetic analysis performed by Blair Hedges, a Penn State biology professor, and the postdoctoral fellow Nicolas Vidal. In their research, to be published in the 7 May 2004 edition of the journal Biology Letters, Vidal and Hedges compared …

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The Headstrong Homo erectus Error IN Natural History Magazine

The February 2004 edition of the magazine Natural History carried an article called “Headstrong Hominids.” Based on a new book (1) by the anatomist Noel T. Boaz and the anthropologist Russell L. Ciochon, the article dealt with the cranial vault thickness of fossils that became known as Java Man and Peking Man and were later added to the Homo erectus …

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