Beyond lies the unique realm of the human, no matter what addled things Stephen Hawking may say about computers “replacing” us.
An Indian Cabinet minister, Satyapal Singh, with responsibility for education, had noted that Darwinian evolution is “scientifically wrong” and “not scientific.”
Rude remarks and hurt feelings at a holiday party may seem a trivial matter. Yet this vignette is very telling.
And now for something completely different.
As Ann Gauger explains, there’s a gap of about a million years between when Australopithecines seem to depart from the fossil record and when modern humans unambiguously appear.