Fossil Friday: Purgatorius and the Abrupt Origin of Primates
Primates not only appeared suddenly, but their different subgroups of lemurs, tarsier, and simians all appeared at about the same time.
Fossil Friday: Darwinius, or How Wishful Thinking Makes a Missing Link
The media campaign lead to headlines that were not content with calling the fossil a missing link but simply “THE link” or “the eighth wonder of the world.”
More Ways that Human and Ape Brains Differ
Underlying the significant differences in brain — to say nothing of the vast difference in mind — is a genetic mystery.
Brain Size Doesn’t Determine Intelligence
Brains are not simple, so many “just common sense” theories have fallen by the wayside.
Do Statistics Prove Common Ancestry?
Consider a scenario where there are three German Shepherds: a mother, her son, and a third that is a genetically engineered clone of the son.