Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Human Evolution Explained

I think the term "Evolution" is misleading when talking about the process of natural selection.

It implies that Life is "improving", when it is really just a process of continual genetic change & adaptation. Whether the process leads to something "better" or "more advanced" is a matter of opinion.

Anyway, some people don't even believe that natural selection is a real phenomenon & refuse to believe that we could have "evolved from monkeys". These people choose to remain ignorant of the nature of life- despite evidence from things like the fossil record, or mutations observed in short-lived animals like fruit flies.

This is an excellent infographic, explaining the reality behind our lineage from an ancestor common with other primates:

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