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This or last week's.  I'd consult my copy, but my husband has spirited it
off somewhere.
Sal.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andreas Johansson" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 5:53 PM
Subject: Re: Introducing myself, and several questions


> Quoting Sally Caves <[log in to unmask]>:
>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Andreas Johansson" <[log in to unmask]>
>>
>> > I've not read the SciAm article, but it seems to be generally thought
>> > that
>> > floresiensis was an erectus offshoot, not a sapiens one.
>> >
>> >                                                    Andreas
>>
>> IIRC, the Scientific American article supports the idea that Floresiensis
>> is
>> from Sapiens, and shows dwarfism.  It exhibits the skull features.  Its
>> main
>> point is that island species tend to exhibit either gigantism or dwarfism
>> for purposes of survival and they give examples with the dwarf elephant
>> and
>> the giant rat.  I'm not saying I believe it (back to doubt, again!) but
>> this
>> was the thrust of the essay.
>
> What issue is it? I should be able to check it out in the uni library
> tomorrow.
>
>                                                   Andreas
>