The day’s science headlines include a sensational announcement that our ancestors separated from apes not in Africa as previously thought, but in Eastern Europe.
In 1982, paleontologists Niles Eldredge and Ian Tattersall noted that it is a “myth that the evolutionary histories of living beings are essentially a matter of discovery.”
Some scientists hoped that H. naledi would prove to be the fossil to bridge an evolutionary gap.
There was a lot of hype about this hominid when it was first published in 2010.
An informed debate about origins is vital for our science and our culture. You can be a part of that, but you must act now.