A team of researchers, led by the University of Bristol, has revealed our most ancient ancestors were ecologically diverse, despite lacking jaws and paired fins. Long before they evolved out of the water, our ancient ancestors were simple fish-like creatures, but without fins or chins, who survived
Source: Classical Evolutionary Story Overturned: Our Mud-Slurping Chinless Ancestors Had All the Moves
Research shows that the uniqueness of the human intellect does not depend entirely on brain size, organization, or wholeness. It’s still mysterious.
Source: Human, Mouse, and Fly Brains All Use the Same Basic Mechanisms | Mind Matters
In Kindred, an archaeologist urges readers to rethink a long-maligned member of humanity’s family tree.
Source: Kindred Neanderthal Book – Imagining the Neanderthal’s World – SAPIENS
It has taken virtually the entire lifespan of the universe for the light from the ‘Web of the Giant’ to reach Earth.
Source: A Black Hole Is Eating a Web of Galaxies on the Edge of Spacetime
Modern humans arrived in westernmost Europe 41,000 to 38,000 years ago, about 5,000 years earlier than previously known, according to an international team of researchers that discovered stone tools used by modern humans dated to the earlier time period in a cave near the Atlantic coast of central Portugal. The tools document the presence of modern humans at a time when Neanderthals were thought to be present in the region.
Source: Modern humans reached westernmost Europe 5,000 years earlier than previously known: Discovery may indicate modern humans and Neanderthals lived in the area concurrently — ScienceDaily
Genetic variants that leave their carrier more susceptible to severe COVID-19 are inherited from Neanderthals, a new study finds.
Source: The ancient Neanderthal hand in severe COVID-19 — ScienceDaily
Despite my skepticism, the idea of biological fields is a natural one. But fields arise in physics in relation to four fundamental forces, one each, as it were. That fact alone counsels caution in …
Source: Fields in biology, the eonic effect and the evolution of civilizations – The Gurdjieff Con
Given a “primal blueprint” that preceded the first life, the solution can only be intelligent design.
Source: Denton “Takes the Fine-Tuning Argument to a Whole New Level” | Evolution News
With better imaging and analysis techniques, details about icons of design are coming into clearer focus. The icons are looking better than ever.
Source: New Research Finds Molecular Machines Are Even More Amazing than Behe Realized | Evolution News