He founded modern historical geology and set the stage for the achievement of Charles Darwin. Until late in his career, however, he was reluctant to accept the idea of evolution
This great 19th-century naturalist and Charles Darwin simultaneously announced the theory of evolution by means of natural selection. He later went beyond Darwin in applying the theory to human evolution...
This fossil primate has recently been described as manlike, which calls attention to a classical argument as to whether the primitive ancestors of man resembled little men or apes
In 1831 this gentle Englishman set forth on his famous voyage in the Beagle. After 28 years he published Origin of Species, which revolutionized man's view of nature and his place in it
His unique evolution is largely due to his ability to turn heat to his own ends. Even before he learned to bake clay and smelt metals he used fire to change himself and the face of the earth...
Modern man has taken from the earth the remains of many creatures that dimly outline his evolution. Their bones offer no clue, however, to the forces which caused the rapid development of his unique brain...
He sometimes wonders if, on a planet similar to the Earth, another genus Homo has arisen. An anthropologist considers the possibility in the light of what we know of evolution
Throughout evolutionary history all dominant forms of life except man have been supplanted. Thus far the new dominant forms have sprung from unobtrusive, unspecialized creatures
The discovery of a broken skull in a French cave proves, after a long debate, that Homo sapiens walked the earth with Neanderthalers
The Strange Tale of an Ancient Skull that Baffled a Committee of Experts Appointed to Investigate it
Not All Human Skulls that Look Primitive Are Those of Ancient Primitive Man, and Why
Its Solution is Largely Contingent on the Solution of Another Mystery