How big a brain is, relative to the body, is something of evolutionary significance. It turns out we’ve been under-estimating the brain size of humans. Recalculating it reveals some interesting things about our ancestors. Like the fact brain growth began early in our evolution; perhaps due to tool use.
Population size was thought to be a key factor driving technological evolution. A review of the data doesn’t support this conclusion.
Lots of religious people accept evolution, but they typically only do so because they’re following religious dogma, not because they understand the subject
Human-like tools were found at a Neanderthal site. But humans didn’t make them. This reveals our designs were stolen by those meddling hominins.
Intelligent design survey shows evolution erodes morals; but the results are statistically insignificant
Intelligent design-ists conducted a survey showing how evolution had a “corrosive” impact on morals; yet the relationship was actually insignificant.
The Toxoplasma parasite changes chimp behaviour, making them more attracted to their predators. This could have been a problem for our ancestors.
Some genes code for lots of different things, soa bigger brain results in a bigger body. So the human body might not have evolved for any reason
Humans and Neanderthals had spent 500,000 years apart. The resulting genetic differences prevented our species successfully interbreeding very often.
Did ancient hominins carry out a burial? The lack of evidence for alternatives led many to conclude yes; but that evidence isn’t as clear cut as they think.
Diagrams of evolution often do more harm than good. Researchers have identified a few simple changes that can clear up these misunderstandings