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Friday, February 23, 2007

Did the Border Cross Them?

Source: Reuters/Yahoo!

Asked who were the first people in the Americas if not the Clovis, Waters (Michael Waters, director of Texas A&M University's Center for the Study of the First Americans-ed.) answered, "That's a good question."

"I think that's what we've got to work toward -- a new model for the peopling of the Americas, and I think we need to create a coherent model that's based on genetic data, geological evidence as well as archeological data."
Did they come to the Americas 13,100 years ago? Or was it more like 13,600 years ago? Could it perhaps have been only 12,900 years ago?

The theory has been that the Clovis people first migrated out of northeast Asia across the Bering land bridge from Siberia into Alaska and traveled through a ice-free corridor into North America, populating that continent while their descendants journeyed into South America.
But now scientists are questioning -- and, let's face it, that's what they do best -- whether or not the Clovis people got here first. Here's the cold, stark answer: we'll never know who got here first. Now don't get me wrong...I'm not knocking studying this stuff and the great human pursuit of knowledge and history. I'm just saying that, like everything we "determine" by scientific study, someone will always discover something new down the road that either negates or at least changes what was discovered before.

And why would we even bother with scientific study if we couldn't always learn more?

That's what makes THIS so ridiculous:

I'm guessing that the Clovis people, when challenged about their arrival in the "New World" didn't respond with a raised middle finger and some bullshit about "We didn't cross the Bering land bridge, the Bering land bridge crossed us!"

It's just a guess, though.

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