Re: Cool visualization of human evolution
I was curious to know what fossils John Curche based his models on. In the video we have virtually seamless morphing from ape to human implying a direct proven and continuous line of descent.
In paleo-anthropology things are messier and they constantly disagree about these fossils and their interpretation between themselves.
New fossils are discovered, apparently sidelining and even wiping previously thought hominids out of the lineage.
Unsurprisingly, it's the critics of neo-Darwinism and the blind unguided version of evolution who are it's biggest critics.http://www.evolutionnews.org/2012/08/la ... 62891.html
There has been a tendency among some avid proponents of the theory to blur the distinction between humans,apes and animals generally. Richard Dawkins thinks it would be "salutary" if some human/ape hybrid existed in order to disabuse ourselves of notions of significant difference.http://www.theguardian.com/science/blog ... zee-hybrid
T.V. science producer Jeremy Taylor (though an evolutionist) in his book, Not a Chimp,takes issue with this view of the differences between humans and chimps being minor.http://www.thedivineconspiracy.org/Z5239H.pdf
Here's a brief interview with Taylor discussing his book. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApHJQ-o54gM
For Dawkins, any rejection of the theory is just obtuseness by religious fanatics. It never occurs to him that he's actually badly misrepresenting the evidence himself.http://www.darwins-god.blogspot.ie/2014 ... nyone.html