Fossil Female Pelvis

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Fossil female pelvis found, as described in an article in Science vol. 322, p1089, 14 Nov 2008. A team of scientists have found the remains of a female pelvis in the upper Busidima Formation in Ethiopia, dated as 1.8 million years old. It has been classified as “Homo erectus”. The researchers write: “The BSN49/P27 (the new fossil) pelvis is obstetrically capacious for such a short-statured individual. The fossil’s inlet circumference is within modern female ranges. The obstetrically important bispinous (pelvic midplane) and bitubercular (pelvic outlet) transverse breadths of BSN49/P27 are greater than in most modern females.” The dimensions of the pelvis indicate the female could have given birth to a baby with a brain size up to 315 cubic cm. In their abstract the scientists concluded: “This obstetrically capacious pelvis demonstrates that pelvic shape in “H. Erectus” was evolving in response to increasing fetal brain size.”

Editorial Comment: Any woman who has given birth will tell you the idea of the female pelvis growing wider in response to babies developing bigger brains is utter nonsense. Women must have a large pelvis before they can give birth to babies with big heads. Otherwise, neither the mothers nor the babies will survive the birth process, and evolution would stop there. The evolutionists are then stuck with the problem of what selective advantage would there be for women to evolve wide hips first. Wide hips are a biomechanical disadvantage, and are one of the reasons women can’t run as fast as men. They could say that men with small brains could only find a mate by chasing after a woman, but that is a caveman cartoon story, not science. As this fossil pelvis is the size and shape of a human pelvis, it is more scientific to classify it as a fully human pelvis from a human female, who was designed to give birth to fully human babies with big brains. (Ref. Palaeontology, anthropology, hominids)

Evidence News 4 February 2009

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