50 Great Myths of Human Evolution uses common misconceptions to explore basic theory and research in human evolution and strengthen critical thinking skills for lay audiences, listeners, and students.
- Examines intriguing - yet widely misunderstood - topics, from general ideas about evolution and human origins to the evolution of modern humans and recent trends in the field
- Describes what fossils, archaeology, and genetics can tell us about human origins
- Demonstrates the ways in which science adapts and changes over time to incorporate new evidence and better explanations
Includes myths such as: "Humans lived at the same time as dinosaurs"; "Lucy was so small because she was a child"; "Our ancestors have always made fire"; and "There is a strong relationship between brain size and intelligence."