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From: Steve Rudd
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2000 18:15:01 -0500
To: Andrew Arensburger
Subject: Re: Patton Quotes 
Cc: Don Patton

[Omitted at author's request. In essence, he forwarded bits of our
conversation to Don Patton]

> > >: The taxonomic status of KNM-ER 1805, whose estimated cranial
> > >: capacity is 582 cm3 (9, 14) is uncertain and workers have questioned
> > >: whether its affinities are with Homo or Australopithecus (15). The
> > >: evidence presented above shows that KNM-ER 1805 [Patton inserts the
> > >: words "Homo habilis"] should not be attributed to Homo. In keeping
> > >: with this, Fig. 4 shows that the shape of the endocast from KNM-ER
> > >: 1805 (basal view) is similar to that from an African pongid, whereas
> > >: the endocast of KNM-ER 1470 is shaped like that of a modern human.
> > >: As noted by Radinsky (6), shape differences may be the result of a
> > >: packaging phenomenon that reflect size differences.
> > >: -- Dean Falk, ``Cerebral Cortices of East African Early Hominids,''
> > >: Science, Vol. 221, p. 1073, 1983


[Omitted at author's request]

The insertion of the words "Homo habilis" is what transforms
that quotation from being merely misleading, to being intentionally
deceptive, yes.

[Omitted at author's request]
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