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Is the purpose of this article to show that L. Leakey is a good scientist, or that she's somebody who's good to invite to parties for prestige value? The fact that she's the youngest person to discover hominid fossils is a misquote of the source, which itself is distinguished by sections titled "WHY SHE RULES" and referring to the Leakeys as a "famous family dynasty" (http://outside.away.com/outside/features/200312/200312_xx_6.html) Often, in scientific circles, a young discovery implies some special ability, but here what happened is she picked up a tooth on the ground.
Comments such as "well exceeding her father's formal academic credentials" seem like straight vanity. Has she "well exceeded" her father's accomplishments, too? Stick to the facts.
Though I'm not nearly as annoyed about it as the above person, I'll be removing superfluous aspects of the article as well. I'd like to note, however, that Louise Leakey exceeding her father's formal academic credentials might very well be fact -- it's just not necessarily relevant fact. Seijihyouronka (talk) 20:56, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
- The remarks about her academic powers were probably put in by Julius Sahara, and not by Louise herself. "Julius Sahara" seems to be a black Kenyan. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 13:33, 16 April 2011 (UTC)
- He notes that his real name is not Julius Sahara. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 11:48, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
Louise, in her remarks on www.leakeyfoundation.org, seems to have over-looked the German Kattwinkel and credited her grand-parents with the discovery of Olduvai. All three, the Leakeys and Kattwinkel, would not have been in Africa if it had not been for the earlier European invasion, not itself actuated by any scientific motive. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 13:17, 16 April 2011 (UTC)
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