Human Evolution – Milestones and Family Tree

During the period of human evolution, the Earth's climate has fluctuated between warm and cold. Some of the most important milestones in human evolution occurred during times of greatest fluctuations. Explore the relationship between climate and human evolution more deeply by clicking on the image. While the exact number of early human species is debated, …

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The Evolution of Man’s Best Friend

Franz Kafka once said: "All knowledge, the totality of all questions and answers, is contained in the dog". Oh Mr. Kafka, you have no idea how right you were. Contained within the most lovable of pets are the secrets to understanding evolution through natural selection. I would like to share with you the fascinating theory …

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Merely a Theory?

I would like to take this opportunity to explain something that is consistently being repeated incorrectly by certain members in our society, that "Evolution is only a theory!" In a discussion moderated by anchor Miles O'Brien on CNN, Christine O'Donnell squared off against Michael McKinney, a University of Tennessee professor of evolutionary biology. Not only …

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Rosh Hashanah: Celebrating 6,000 Years of Ignorance!

Rosh Hashanah has arrived and I couldn’t be more excited, it’s the perfect time to talk about just how ridiculous this holiday is. This article will not discuss the origins of this holiday, nor any of the myths associated with it. For a nice overview of this “special” day, please visit chabad.org. Instead, this article …

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The Myth of the “Missing Link”

Let's get one thing clear. There is no missing link. Though the term "missing link" has currency with the public and pundits (not to mention creationists), to professionals and paleoanthropologists, it is a myth! “The Missing Link" is a common phrase that causes mass confusion. It also gives rise to two major misconceptions: First, the …

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