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rrrrr  ·  567 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Doing science right: Have there been previous human civilizations on Earth?

The question you quote and ask in your post title isn't the same question the article is discussing. One's about previous human civilizations and the other's about pre-human (so non-human) civilizations.

goobster  ·  567 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ah. Good catch. I was imprecise with my wording.

I equated humanity with industrialized civilization - like the author did - and didn't clearly state that the previous humanoid civilization would not have been Homo Sapiens, but a different genus.