Humans are just the latest in a long line of hominid species that have emerged in the past six million years.

Human Origins: How Hominids Evolved (Infographic)

Humans are just the latest in a long line of hominid species that have emerged in the past six million years.

With all the buzz about Homo naledi, the newly discovered human ancestor, here’s some background that will help put it in context.

With all the buzz about Homo naledi, the newly discovered human ancestor, here’s some background that will help put it in context.

The theory of evolution, like the theory of gravity, is a scientific fact. Evolution really happened. Accepting our kinship with all life on Earth is not only solid science... in my view, it's also a soaring spiritual experience. | Neil deGrasse Tyson | Cosmos

The theory of evolution, like the theory of gravity, is a scientific fact. Evolution really happened. Accepting our kinship with all life on Earth is not only solid science... in my view, it's also a soaring spiritual experience. | Neil deGrasse Tyson | Cosmos

Pinned to clarify an outline of what fossil evidence actually means. The misinterpretation is not only presented by the ignorant. A clever dishonest religious leader spreads Fundamentalist rubbish as it keeps and grows his number of ignorant followers. The misinterpretation is an embarrassment to intelligent educated and honest believers.

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Pinned to clarify an outline of what fossil evidence actually means. The misinterpretation is not only presented by the ignorant. A clever dishonest religious leader spreads Fundamentalist rubbish as it keeps and grows his number of ignorant followers. The misinterpretation is an embarrassment to intelligent educated and honest believers.

Comparative brain anatomy. Notice how our brains are much bigger than other animals', but have the same basic parts & layout. Mammal brains do vary a lot by species, though, so I'm curious what animal they used for their "typical" mammal brain.

Comparative brain anatomy. Notice how our brains are much bigger than other animals', but have the same basic parts & layout. Mammal brains do vary a lot by species, though, so I'm curious what animal they used for their "typical" mammal brain.

There's a lot that we don't know about the origins and evolution of life on our planet. But there's a lot that we do know.

There's a lot that we don't know about the origins and evolution of life on our planet. But there's a lot that we do know.

Top 5 Misconceptions About Evolution - Every time I hear someone say,"It's just a theory" about evolution, I automatically think less of their intelligence...

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Top 5 Misconceptions About Evolution - Every time I hear someone say,"It's just a theory" about evolution, I automatically think less of their intelligence...

"How do you explain a sunset if their is no God?" ~ *there .....I wouldn't expect anything less from someone who asks this question. 0_o

"How do you explain a sunset if their is no God?" ~ *there .....I wouldn't expect anything less from someone who asks this question. 0_o

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