I had an astral communication from the young lady in question. The translation software delivered it in the unmistakable form of a limerick, which I transcribe below. It's not the best limerick in the world, but what can you expect from someone who a) isn't British; b) has been dead since the Stone Age; and c) has a brain half the size of a can of Budweiser.
But back to Kennewick Man. What persuaded Babbitt to stop research on this skeleton and give it away to be buried (or whatever else the tribes want to do with it)? Well, he was persuaded by their "oral traditions". He probably believes in the tooth fairy too: that's a perfectly good oral tradition. Well, never mind: if United States territory is to be declared off limits for anthropological research that might allow us to figure out where Native American peoples really came from, the focus will shift to Canada for real answers, and to other American countries where reality counts more than fantasy.
April 14, 2004. Evidence that trilobites were preyed on by Cambrian lobopods. BBC News OnLine. This implies that the predator had more crunch in its jaw system than most lobopods: I'd like to see some evidence of hard jaw parts. But this is only a little quibble...
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