Skeptic » Reading Room » Paleoanthropology Wars: The discovery of Homo naledi has generated considerable controversy in this scientific discipline

Through random mutation, evolution is relentlessly tinkering—driving species toward diversification. The result is often a wide and bushy family tree that is trimmed and culled by the harshness of natural selection. Could it be that Homo naledi is not a new species at all, but is instead a smaller and more primitive variant of the well known Homo erectus? In this week’s eSkeptic, Nathan H. Lents discusses the recent discovery of Homo naledi, which has created considerable controversy in the world of paleoanthropology.

Source: Skeptic » Reading Room » Paleoanthropology Wars: The discovery of Homo naledi has generated considerable controversy in this scientific discipline

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