Neandertals not gone in haste?

By Razib Khan | May 10, 2011 10:37 pm

John Hawks weighs in on the paper I pointed to yesterday. As someone who couldn’t make heads or tales of the stratigraphy I’m a little relieved that John took time out from his tour of Rome to comment. Not too surprisingly it seems that the relatively definitive seeming conclusion of the study authors, and especially the hyping in the press releases, should probably not be taken at face value.

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  • Eurologist

    “Not too surprisingly it seems that the relatively definitive seeming conclusion of the study authors, and especially the hyping in the press releases, should probably not be taken at face value.”

    Why? Hawks is not a god. What a strange comment coming from you – seemingly based on a mutual admiration society, rather than science. By the way, I largely agree with the original authors’ pretext and conclusion.

  • Insightful

    Razib, just as you take with a grain of salt what others such as the authors have to state, so should you take what John Hawks has to state with a grain of salt. I agree with Eurologist in the sense that it seems like a mutual admiration society you and John Hawks have going on.. No disrespect

  • http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp Razib Khan

    eurologist, we’re friends dudes. and i rely on john’s expertise in this area, which i lack. don’t be a dick (not an opening to start a conversation, you get my drift).

  • Al Cibiades

    wait…the urologist has an opening in his dick…?

  • Onur

    wait…the urologist has an opening in his dick…?

    :D

  • http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp Razib Khan

    wtf!?!

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