Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Opening the human story with science!

There's more knowledge in this little girl's pinkie than some people have in their entire head!

Your body is full of information: about your environment, about your daily routines and habits, and about your parents. Pains and scars tell about experiences---even if we're not sure just WHY we have a particular hurt, like my friend Rick and his mysterious ache in his side, which the doctor couldn't illuminate.

So what is a 40,000 year old pinkie tip able to tell us about the human race---long before any written record?


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