The reason all these new discoveries are so noteworthy is not because they represent the usual progress of science.
Philosophical questions like who we are and where we came from are surely worth considering. But nothing in these documents will bring students closer to being able to do so in an informed manner.
The origin and nature of man should be important to any thoughtful human being, of any religion or none.
A participant did not like that I called his origins model “idiosyncratic,” or that I characterized the reaction to it as “cautious.” Oh well.
I asked fairly innocuous questions, realizing that I was being allowed to participate as long as I didn’t cause strife.