Answer by John Mackay How are fossils formed? Firstly let us clear up one thing: many people confuse the words fossilised and petrified. A fossil is any remains of an animal or plant or trace of it, such as a footprint or even only a chemical residue, so any clue that some form of life […]
ANIMAL RIGHTS: Should some animals be given the same legal rights as human beings?
Answer by Diane Eager The pressure for animals to be granted human rights is based totally on the evolutionary belief that animals and humans are just one continuum on an evolutionary tree of life, and there is nothing intrinsically special about being human. Those who want to give human rights to apes on the basis […]
APE MAN? If humans evolved from apes why would we grow long head and beard hair yet lose body hair?
Answer by Diane Eager First, a brief overview of human hair. The sparse short hair on our bodies and limbs is often used as evidence for evolution by claiming human body hair is vestigial, i.e. a useless leftover from when we were hairy apes. However, human hair is not useless. To understand this we must […]