Brain of Homo Naledi Estimated
May 16, 2018
The intriguing hominid fossils from a South African cave make news again. This time, the discoverer and a team of anthropologists learn more about the brains of these creatures. Were they people? In 2013, the world was shocked to hear of bones of Homo deep within the Rising Star Cave system in South Africa. Bones […]
New Book Critiques Fossil Human Ancestors
January 4, 2018
The new book Contested Bones addresses the question; “Did apes evolve into man?” This book provides a comprehensive, insightful, and up-to-date analysis of the bones that have been called “ape-man” or “hominin” fossils.
Are Hobbits Human?
April 25, 2017
Are the little people of Indonesia and South Africa just small versions of us? Wherever they came from, and whatever they were doing in the caves in which they were found, they don't fit evolutionary expectations.
Human Evolution Surprises Continue
October 6, 2016
The observational environment causes evolutionary theory to adapt.
More Early Man Troubles (Again)
July 2, 2016
Bones have a way of whacking the stories made up about them.
More Hobbit Bones Found
June 11, 2016
Indonesian fossils extend evolutionary timeline but create new problems.
Silly Stories About Early Man
April 20, 2016
The few fossils of alleged human ancestors leave a lot of room for imagination.
Antique Homo Claims Threatened by New Bones
December 18, 2015
The number of potential overhauls in thinking from this thigh bone in China is staggering.
Making Up Facts to Fit a Narrative
July 6, 2015
To be a good evolutionary scientist, write your narrative first. Then observe things. Finally, make up a model that fits the narrative.
More Human-Evolution Contortions
January 30, 2015
Contrary data can be made to fit a theory if you know some good wrestling moves.
When Does Paleoanthropology Become Archaeology?
October 27, 2014
Was there ever a time when humans were "pre-human"? Recent finds are overturning assumptions about human ancestors.
Rest of the Story: Hobbit Evolution Debunked
August 5, 2014
That little skull from a cave in Indonesia was not a pre-human, but a regular human with Down Syndrome.
Downfall of Homo antecessor, Ancestor in Name Only
February 10, 2014
Details make the story of Homo antecessor an improbable tale of human evolution.
Paleoanthropologist Overthrows Darwinian Tree of Man: We Are All One
January 3, 2014
A veteran paleoanthropologist says the discoveries of 2013 have replaced Darwin's tree picture of human evolution with a "braid."
Wrong Again: Several Species of Homo Collapse Into One
October 18, 2013
A well-preserved complete skull from Dmanisi, Georgia, has ignited a firestorm, threatening to declassify various claimed species of Homo into one, Homo erectus.