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Thomas Mailund blogs that even though he is a geneticist who studies ape ancestry and dates speciation events, he can't understand paleontology papers. He describes looking through a few papers to determine whether the paleontological and genetic estimates of ape and human speciation match, which, as he understood from one paper has a lower bound of 18 million years ago. "So I tried actually understanding the paper...

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