Monday, January 30, 2012

Evolution quotes #29

Regarding a fixation on the view of Asian origins:
"it also led to the very ready acceptance into the human family of the most meager of fossil evidence-a single tooth-which first came out of Chou Kou Tien, the famous Peking Man site…'Far from the bones being objective facts to be judged as evidence, there was an established pattern of belief. There was a climate of opinion that favored discoveries made in Asia but not the 'silly notion' of small-brained bipeds from Africa.'"

Roger Lewin (noted science journalist), Bones of Contention (New York, NY: A Touchstone Book published by Simon & Schuster Inc., 1987), p. 53 citing "Human Evolution After Raymond Dart," in Hominid Evolution: Past, Present and Future, edited by Phillip V. Tobias, published by Alan Liss, New York, 1985, pp. 3-18

Related resources:

Human evolution: oh so clear?

Is there really evidence that man descended from the apes?

Not from the apes

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