Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Many people scrutinize the idea that humans evolved from ancestors of apes. On pages 193-194 Coyne speaks of several scientists who were timid to share their findings with the world and contradict the social norm. Explain the evidence that gave these men, like Charles Darwin, the confidence to provoke the world. Explain how closely humans are related to apes, physical traits, behavior, etc. Predict what factors may have caused the ancestors of man and ape to evolve into humans. What different factors would have caused that ancestor to evolve into the present day ape?