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Human evolution update #5

People with a lot of local knowledge also have better health as they can use local plants as medicine — Adam Benton (@EvoAnth) April 26, 2017 Meanwhile some Neanderthals in Spain were pure vegetarians. — Adam Benton (@EvoAnth) April 29, 2017

Hairless humans may have evolved late

Humans have very little hair, compared to our close primate relatives. This obviously raises questions about why, when, and how humans evolved to be hairless. However, hair doesn’t fossilise because it isn’t made of bone. The resulting lack of information makes it difficult to come

Dolni Vestonci ceramics

More evidence God “evolved” to make us co-operate

Most cultures have a belief in a god (or gods), but only a few believing in a “law giving” god. However, whilst there are relatively few groups with a “king” deity they tend to be much larger than those without it. A few years ago researchers noticed

Petition for LEGO Charles Darwin & HMS Beagle

Charles Darwin’s voyage aboard the HMS Beagle was one of wonder and curiosity. These are some of ideas LEGO fosters. So why not pair the two? A reader recently pointed me in the direction of an excellent petition over on LEGO ideas to do that

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EvoAnth gets published

Earlier this year I wrote about how the large creationist organisations, like the Institute for Creation Research and Answers in Genesis, tend to present a distorted view of human fossils; downplaying the size and scope of the evidence for human evolution. The National Centre for Science Education (NCSE) –