Paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey died today

Started by PopeyesPappy, January 02, 2022, 08:30:34 PM

Previous topic - Next topic

PopeyesPappy

Leaky, and his parents, contributed a lot what we know of our evolutionary story.
Save a life. Adopt a Greyhound.


drunkenshoe

RIP. Yeah I have seen this. He wasn't that old though as far as I know. 70 something?

They're also very lucky people concerning their finds. Both father and son discovered very crucial examples if I'm not mistaken.
"science is not about building a body of known 'facts'. ıt is a method for asking awkward questions and subjecting them to a reality-check, thus avoiding the human tendency to believe whatever makes us feel good." - tp

aitm

Yeah I remember reading about leakey's works. I thought he was a lot older. Makes me realize I ain't done shit comparatively.
A humans desire to live is exceeded only by their willingness to die for another. Even god cannot equal this magnificent sacrifice. No god has the right to judge them.-first tenant of the Panotheust

Draconic Aiur


Jason Harvestdancer

He lived a good life.  Little more can be asked than that.  Too few people will know of what he did for us.
White privilege is being a lifelong racist, then being sent to the White House twice because your running mate is a minority.<br /><br />No Biden, no KKK, no Fascist USA!

SGOS

Quote from: aitm on January 06, 2022, 12:37:04 PM
Yeah I remember reading about leakey's works. I thought he was a lot older.
I did too.  Maybe unconsciously, I was thinking anyone who found ancient remains had to be old, because he found ancient remains.  Younger people would therefore find more recent remains, because they are more recent.  Leakey and his family were rock stars of anthropology.

drunkenshoe

#6
Quote from: aitm on January 06, 2022, 12:37:04 PM
Yeah I remember reading about leakey's works. I thought he was a lot older. Makes me realize I ain't done shit comparatively.

Maybe you remember his parents Louis Leakey or Mary Leakey. That family is full of scholars.
"science is not about building a body of known 'facts'. ıt is a method for asking awkward questions and subjecting them to a reality-check, thus avoiding the human tendency to believe whatever makes us feel good." - tp

Unbeliever

I'd love to be a paleontologist right now: I'd wait for Death Valley to dry up and go look for newly uncovered fossils!
God Not Found
"There is a sucker born-again every minute." - C. Spellman