The fossil record shows a break between the australopithecines, supposedly directly ancestral to our genus, and the first humanlike members of the genus.
“Many life forms with essentially new body types appeared quickly and without precursors in the Burgess Shale in Kicking Horse Valley in British Columbia.”
Will robots or other computers ever become so fast and powerful that they become conscious, creative, and free?
For my part, I think it’s better to approach the data without assumptions and to let the evidence speak for itself.
A couple of years ago, Professor Lents became fascinated by orphan genes, and went looking for them in the human genome.