“How, and why, did we evolve from apes?” This is the question posed to children by South African paleoanthropologist Lee Berger.
In six recent articles, I have argued that the fossil record does not support the evolution of ape-like species into human-like species.
The consensus of molecular biologists — people who actually study how the genome works — now believe that the idea of “junk DNA” is essentially wrong.
Paul McBride claims that I am arguing there is some kind of a “conspiracy” where paleoanthropologists willfully conspire to hide the truth from the public.
There’s a reason why McBride focuses his response so heavily on skull sizes — it’s a rare characteristic for which there’s some consistent kind of a trajectory over time.