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Brian Thomas Makes Blatantly False Claim And Deletes Request For Data

On May 24, 2017, I saw a post shared in a facebook group where Brian Thomas of ICR (Institute for Creation Research) claimed Skull KNM-ER 1470 was found to have been made from 4 different individuals and possibly even different "kinds."  I'm very familiar with the study of that skull and had never heard such a thing before.  I posted his claim in a paleontology group where it was confirmed by professionals that no one has ever suggested such a thing before.  My response on his page was as follows:

Brian Thomas' response was to delete my comment and ban me from posting on his page.  It is likely his error came from misunderstanding an article published on the Smithsonian website that mentions Homo rudolphensis, the species assigned to Skull KNM-ER 1470, was one of 4 species of hominins alive at the time.  Instead of going back and checking his source, Brian Thomas chose to delete my comment and the comments of others who challenged him.  His false information has now been shared by 137 people as I type this.  This is a fantastic example of "creation science" and how young earth creationists misinterpret and misrepresent scientific data.  

"One of four species" not made of four species.  

This Guy Is So Bad Almost Everything He Writes Is A Lie

 

Herring are adapted to both fresh and salt water and have been found in both for tens of millions of years.  The Green River Formation contains only freshwater species, not marine species.  The Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) is a great example of herring living in the freshwater Great Lakes today.  Although not a native species, they demonstrate how easily the species can survive in freshwater.  Today's alewife is a close relative of the herring species found in the Green River Formation.