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U Researchers say Evolution Theories May Need Change

U Researchers say Evolution Theories May Need Change



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Paul Nelson ReportingNature Magazine is publishing some work done by researchers at the University of Utah. They say part of the story of evolution needs to be changed.

Researchers say the old evolution timeline showed Homo sapiens coming from Homo erectus, which came from Homo habilis. But doctoral student Patrick Gathogo says he can prove Homo habilis and Homo erectus lived together.

Patrick Gathogo: "They came from the same area and they lived together for quite a long time, so they were able to get along."

He says they got along for at least half a million years. People who don't study evolution might ask, 'So what?' To that Gathogo replies, "I think, as a human being, we're very interested in our genealogy."

Gathogo says they also discovered the skulls of female Homo erectus were smaller than the males. You won't get that in Nature Magazine.

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