More Fantasy Disguised as Science

If you think I’m kidding about scientists doubling as fantasy writers, get a load of this from Wikipedia:

Pan prior is the name suggested by British biological anthropologist Richard Wrangham for the last common ancestor of humans (Homo sapiens ) and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) . This species is supposed, on the basis of DNA reconstruction (no fossil remains have been found), to have existed prior to six million years ago, when the human and chimpanzee lines are thought to have diverged. Pan prior lived an arboreal existence in the forests of Africa. It was initially thought that an Ice Age, around seven million years ago, caused forests to shrink thus prompting some members of the species to venture into the savannah, becoming the ancestors of humanity…

And so on: solid humbug, every word of it. I mean, they’ve invented this animal in their own imaginations, there’s no fossil, not a shred of evidence, and on they go to study it and discourse and write about it just as if it were real. But it is not real. It’s a fantasy creation, like an Ent or a Dragon.

What the heck, who needs evidence anymore?

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11 responses to “More Fantasy Disguised as Science

  • Dorothy Robbins

    Maybe those scientific writers,AKA fantasy writers haven’t grown up yet. I mean retardation could cause this kind of problem. Children are great at fantasizing. However, I must add, they usually admit to fantasizing when they are pressed!

  • leeduigon

    Hi, Dorothy. You know what this reminds me of? When you were a kid, did you ever draw up a treasure map–and then go and try to dig up a treasure, based on the map that you made up? That’s what these guys do. Wait’ll you see my review of “Evolution and the Future of Mankind,” by some idiot who calls himself a physicist. They really ought to be ashamed of themselves, the lot of them.

  • UnKnowable

    A lot of paleontology seems to be highly speculative. They find a tooth or a single bone and all of a sudden there is a description of a complete animal complete with behaviors and even a picture. I believe they did find some sort of intact dinosaur somewhere a while back. Not one of the huge species, but as I recall, more on the order of a big lizard about the size of an alligator.

    Of course the most striking finding in paleontology is the discovery of soft tissue, which puts the timeline under a much different light. But you don’t hear much about that from mainstream science. I’ve heard that soft tissue discoveries are being repeated all over the place, but it’s not getting much press because the official narrative doesn’t support such a thing.

    As far as the imaginary monkey-men that took to the Savannah is concerned, it seems a bit far fetched, Much like claiming to be able to reconstruct a dinosaur from a tooth, they have very little in hand and have created a huge narrative.

    I wonder; what kind of music did they listen to? Did they prefer red chile or green chile?:) Were they politically correct? 🙂 Did their society have answers for all of the injustices which are now lost to the sands of time? I’d betcha the scientists would have an answer for that last one.

  • Phoebe

    An Ice Age, hmmm? So there really has been global warming after all. And Pan Prior must have had a massive carbon footprint. Come to think of it, maybe Bigfoot is a living example of Pan Prior — although we haven’t been able to find Bigfoot, either — a similiarity which proves that both of them exist, according to this kind of logic. Gee, fake science is fun to play, isn’t it?

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    Trying to think like a macro-evolutionist is to be borderline schizophrenic. It’s like having 40 pieces of a jigsaw puzzle with no picture of the final product to look at, then trying to assemble where the pieces might go might go and come up with a picture to fit your conclusions. Maybe that helps explain why the Evolutionist story keeps changing on a continual basis.

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    What’s an ent? Is that fantasy?

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