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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    23 Jan '14 11:21 / 1 edit
    http://phys.org/news/2014-01-biology-early-human-relative-uncovered.html#nRlv

    They didn't say what the brain probably weighed so don't know if these creatures were smarter than say, chimps of today or same level.

    Here is a Wiki about it, they call it the 'Nutcracker man'.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranthropus_boisei

    So the brain was about the same as modern day chimps.

    Enough to get by I guess but not enough to make a real civilization.
  2. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    23 Jan '14 15:46
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://phys.org/news/2014-01-biology-early-human-relative-uncovered.html#nRlv

    They didn't say what the brain probably weighed so don't know if these creatures were smarter than say, chimps of today or same level.

    Here is a Wiki about it, they call it the 'Nutcracker man'.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranthropus_boisei

    So the brain was about t ...[text shortened]... e as modern day chimps.

    Enough to get by I guess but not enough to make a real civilization.
    It might be your relative, but it sure ain't mine.
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    23 Jan '14 16:54
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    It might be your relative, but it sure ain't mine.
    That's probably true, it's WAY too advanced for your folk.
  4. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    23 Jan '14 21:26
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    That's probably true, it's WAY too advanced for your folk.
    Ha, ha. You think it's advanced, huh?
  5. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    23 Jan '14 23:15
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Ha, ha. You think it's advanced, huh?
    I said it was way more advanced than YOU.
  6. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    27 Jan '14 06:05
    RJ - I hope you are donating your brain to science when you die.

    After all it will be worth a fortune ... its barely been used!