Is this defenitive proof against OOA II theory?

Corvidius

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"Simultaneously" from an evolutionary perspective. The actual events may have been thousands of years apart. If the same environmental influences were evident all over the world during a particular point in time, it is reasonable to expect similar evolutionary changes in similar but unrelated species.
Convergent evolution, as seen in theropods, extinct and extant. One origin evolving in different directions at first, but changes in the ecology bringing some strands back very close together if their lifestyles have become similar, or even the same. These factors influence us just the same as they do any other form of life, but then we get to "problems" in discussions.
 

Naomasa298

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Apr 2010
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Convergent evolution, as seen in theropods, extinct and extant. One origin evolving in different directions at first, but changes in the ecology bringing some strands back very close together if their lifestyles have become similar, or even the same. These factors influence us just the same as they do any other form of life, but then we get to "problems" in discussions.
There's no evidence of early divergent populations.

There is evidence to suggest that all living humans today are the descendants of a small group of individuals, but that goes into territory not suitable for Historum.
 
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M.S. Islam

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What, the species that became homo sapiens simultaneously speciated into homo sapiens in multiple places at once?
In fact, Multi-regional theory of human origins was the dominant model until late 1980s, until the rise of population genetics.
 

Naomasa298

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In fact, Multi-regional theory of human origins was the dominant model until late 1980s, until the rise of population genetics.
And the Steady State theory used to be a fairly popular model of the origin of the universe. Theories change as evidence comes to light.

This discovery, at the moment, does nothing more than move OOA back in time. The theory may need some refinement, but the majority of evidence still supports it.
 

deaf tuner

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Oct 2013
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One origin evolving in different directions at first, but changes in the ecology bringing some strands back very close together if their lifestyles have become similar, or even the same
Even if true, it still ain't multiple species speciating into homo sapiens, is it?
 

M.S. Islam

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And the Steady State theory used to be a fairly popular model of the origin of the universe. Theories change as evidence comes to light.

This discovery, at the moment, does nothing more than move OOA back in time. The theory may need some refinement, but the majority of evidence still supports it.
OOA most certainly is the right model. I was simply pointing out that that bizare multiple origins of human hypothesis isn't something new.