You probably didn’t see my earlier post before you posted, but I was waaaay too early on that one. Oops. This doesn’t confirm anything about the Bible - so I can edit my post. There’s just some tall genetics in the ancient past obviously. And no, I’m not silly enough to think that a picture such as that is evidence. It’s silly and misleading.
It was this part of the article and how much he scientists were quoted that I was relying on, but it’s a bit hyperbolic so I should have been more careful. Also I forget what average is, since I’m so much taller but feel like a modern human.
The skull, which is 23cm long and more than 15cm wide, is substantially larger than a modern human’s and has ample room, at 1,420ml, for a modern human brain. Beneath the thick brow ridge, the face has large square eye sockets, but is delicate despite its size. “This guy had a huge head,” said Stringer.
The researchers believe the skull belonged to a male, about 50 years old, who would have been an impressive physical specimen. His wide, bulbous nose allowed him to breathe huge volumes of air, indicating a high-energy lifestyle, while sheer size would have helped him withstand the brutally cold winters in the region. “Homo longi is heavily built, very robust,” said Prof Xijun Ni, a paleoanthropologist at Hebei. “It is hard to estimate the height, but the massive head should match a height higher than the average of modern humans.”
Basically, when I checked what human heads are like today, the size seems to be just a very large modern human. So then it’s not surprising the computer placed the skull on that part of the family tree. It’s just that the shape is more archaic. Seems transitional and he’s probably a taller compared to the rest of the humans around him, much like me.