Saturday, December 15, 2012
Wildmen of Europe
Dr. Karl Shuker has a new post at his Shuker Nature blog.
The subject: the European wildman.
"Homo sapiens was not the only species of human named and recognised by Linnaeus when publishing Systema Naturae, his revolutionary binomial system of zoological classification, in 1735. Among several others was Homo ferus, the wild man, which according to Linnaeus was covered in hair, moved on all fours, was mute, and lived apart from H. sapiens in forests, hills, and mountains. Today, none of Linnaeus’s ‘other’ species of human is recognised by mainstream science."
They may not be recognized, but that doesn't mean the subject has no validity to it!