Paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey died today

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

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PopeyesPappy

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

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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.
"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." Havelock Vetinari