Scientists Conclude: Human Origins Research Is a Big Mess
Considering the number of fossils attributed to the human lineage, an absence of such fossils for the great African ape lineages raises an obvious suspicion.
Newly Published Analysis Refutes Claims that Sahelanthropus tchadensis Was Human Ancestor
What happened to the femur? Did the original discoverers hold on to the bones to stonewall an analysis with a conclusion they didn’t like?
Doctor’s Diary: No “Butts” About It
An anthropologist writes that the evolution of bipedal-walking primates was primarily caused by the shifting of select bones and muscles in the pelvis.
From The Atlantic on Teaching Human Evolution, a Bit of Rare Honesty in Reporting
With permission from John West and Sarah Chaffee, here is the full text of their interview with staff writer Olga Khazan.
You Can’t Climb a Mountain with Ostrich Legs
Compromises are driven by the limitations of a material world, but also by the vision that lies behind the design.