Paradigm shift

A cavewoman
A cavewoman 1,002,006 years ago.

For reasons I won't go into, I was thinking about cavemen the other day—or, rather, cavewomen.

The thought occurred to me, wouldn't it be really cool if palaeontologists dug up a new cavewoman fossil somewhere, and, when they made a reconstruction of what she must have looked like, she turned out to be the spitting image of Raquel Welch? The discovery would rock the palaeoanthropological world to its very foundations.

It would also require us to revise our views on the historical accuracy of Hammer films.

Falsification forcing a major theoretical rethink: that's what good science is all about.

See also: Australopittecus

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

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