Yeah, I guess in context it is a pretty straight forward statement. The idea of 6,000 fossils is from the Smithsonian exhibit. http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/human-fossils
[quote]From skeletons to teeth, early human fossils have been found of more than 6,000 individuals. With the rapid pace of new discoveries every year, this impressive sample means that even though some early human species are only represented by one or a few fossils, others are represented by thousands of fossils. From them, we can understand things like:
-how well adapted an early human species was for walking upright
-how well adapted an early human species was for living in hot, tropical habitats or cold, temperate environments
-the difference between male and female body size, which correlates to aspects of social behavior
-how quickly or slowly children of early human species grew up.[/quote]
What exactly do you think is strange about it?