Facial Reconstruction: Bullshit or not???

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Facial Reconstruction: Bullshit or not???

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Seems cool. Went to a whole ride thing in York, they had some cutesy pseudo antique name to gull the turistas, Jorik or some such crap. Sorta compelling seeing those supposed dead people alive again. Frankly, I think that they got store dummies and simply said that they were "carefully constructed scientific re-imaginings of our ancestors". At least that's what I would have done. Nods as good as a wink, right?

But it seems like the simplest thing in the world to confirm the accuracy of such reconstructions yet I have never seen a validation of the process which makes my BS detector tingle, and not in a good way.

Do this

1. Photograph some hapless fucker
2. Kill him*
3. Render the skin and icky bits off the skull
4. Give skull to a "Reconstructionist" (n.b. Sounds racist)
5. Get the resuts
6. Compare.
7. if crappy goto #1 with Reconstructionist and repeat process.

Anybody ever see a validation?

* n.b. IMPORTANT Do not NOT shoot in head!!!
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Or just use donor bodies who have already died to do testing
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robinson wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:18 pm Or just use donor bodies who have already died to do testing
I am suggesting donor bodies. It's the timing of the dead thing that we are negotiating is all.
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I understand
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Bump (in the night)
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Another bump
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Probably bullshit.
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I bet if time travel was possible and we could somehow go back and see what the dinosaurs actually looked like, we might find out that they don't really look like what you see in Jurassic Park.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:05 pm I bet if time travel was possible and we could somehow go back and see what the dinosaurs actually looked like, we might find out that they don't really look like what you see in Jurassic Park.
Well, that and they just picked names that looked cool to go with other types of dinosaur. For instance, the real velociraptor:
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Reconstructions are essentially models, and models are only as good as the data upon which they are formed.

– J.D.
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Neanderthals by Tom Björklund:

https://i.imgur.com/2bep5ZG.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/VTxx8ii.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/vFGmUoG.jpg

Different interpretations on his Twitter account: https://twitter.com/tombjorklundart?lang=en :mrgreen:
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If a hippo was an extinct animal and reconstruction was done from skull
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:26 am I'm pretty sure I knew her in high school. 8)
gOD, you're old… :|
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Witness wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:56 pm
Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:26 am I'm pretty sure I knew her in high school. 8)
gOD, you're old… :|
Naa Abdul "knew" her he ain't as queer as he makes out.
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No one is. It is simply impossible.
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Neanderthals created the first cave paintings, and they were not white, like the reconstructions always show.