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- Homo Floresiensis and Human Equality. York, Richard // Monthly Review: An Independent Socialist Magazine;Mar2005, Vol. 56 Issue 10, p14
Focuses on the discovery of the remains of Homo floresiensis, a previously unknown species of hominid, on the Indonesian island of Flores. Description of the hominid species; Implications of the discovery of Homo floresiensis on the paradigmatic assumption that history unfolds in a progressive...
- 12 Oldest Animal Fossils Uncovered. Fox, Douglas // Discover;Jan/Feb2010, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p34
The article discusses the oldest animal fossils ever found. According to the author, the origin of animals has perplexed scientists. DNA studies of animals living today suggest a common ancestor first appeared 800 million years ago, despite lack of fossil evidence for animals over 500 million...
- BIOLOGISTS' STATEMENT ON TEACHING EVOLUTION. Muller, Herman J. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Feb1967, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p39
The article discusses the author's perspectives on the teaching of biological evolution at the public schools in the U.S. He points that the principle of biological evolution meets the criteria in science exceptionally well. He adds that it rests on a multiple of discoveries of different kinds...
- Palaeontology: Feathered dinosaurs in a tangle. Witmer, Lawrence M. // Nature;10/1/2009, Vol. 461 Issue 7264, p601
The article reports on the significance of the findings of the study related to paleontology, conducted by D. Hu and colleagues. It states that the study, which presents a new specimen of the feathered theropod Anchiornis huxleyi from the Jurassic of China, can solve some problems on temporal...
- Biologist and Believer. Szebenyi, Andrew // America;12/19/2005, Vol. 193 Issue 20, p16
This article argues in the defense of the possibility of combining faith and science. Some think that because scientists base their conclusions mostly on facts, they do not believe in religion or they do not have faith. An example of the conflict is the debate between the theory of evolution and...
- I'll Be a Monkey's Uncle. Susman, Randall // dig;Apr2005, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p10
Discusses the importance of the study of the fossil record in understanding the stages of human evolution. INSET: DIG MORE.
- Tale of the billion-year-old fossils. DiChristina, Mariette // Popular Science;Aug96, Vol. 249 Issue 2, p33
Relates that two recent findings in China are changing accepted beliefs about early evolution. Discovery of multicellular seafloor plants near Jixian; Uncovering of a chordate at Chengjiang; Work of Zhu Shixing, Chen Huineng, and Lars Ramskold; Why scientists now suggest that chordates may have...
- Monkey skull key to evolutionary puzzle. // USA Today Magazine;Jun95, Vol. 123 Issue 2601, p8
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- Old bones paint new picture of human ancestry. Cowen, Robert C. // Christian Science Monitor;7/13/2001, Vol. 93 Issue 160, p2
Reports on the discovery of fossil bones in Ethiopia, and how the bones challenge assumptions held about human evolution.