The Original question was: School textbooks and lesson plans use homologous structures, such as the bones in vertebrate limbs, as evidence for evolution. How can we refute these claims? Answer by Diane Eager Homologous structures are organs and body parts that have the same internal organisation. For example, all vertebrates have limbs with a common […]
APE MAN FOSSILS? Are the bones of Homo naledi actually fossilised and is this relevant or not?
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 […]
NEW APE MAN? Is the discovery of Homo naledi in South Africa evidence for apes evolving into humans?
Answer by Diane Eager and John Mackay First of all we need to consider what was found. In 2013 cave explorers found a large number of bones deep in the Rising Star cave system in South Africa. Anthropologist Lee Berger then recruited a team of scientists with caving experience to excavate over 1500 bones and […]
TAILS & WHALES: As men have genes for tails and whales have genes for legs, surely we must have evolved?
Is this a whale of a tale? What genes do we really have?
TAIL BONE? Why do we have a tail bone if we don’t come from apes?
What’s it for? Our Medical Biologist Dr Diane Eager tells us.