Humans need a lot of energy to survive. So we eat a lot of calories. However, we also evolved a faster metabolism to process those extra calories, allowing us to fuel our energetically expensive bodies.
The frequency of mutations has revealed what evolved recently in British people. It turns out they’ve been getting taller, fairer skinned, and developed more of a fondness for cheese.
When creationist Dr Nathaniel Jeanson attempted to provide genetic evidence for a young earth, he was forced to come up with a mutation rate 35x greater than what has been measured and published! We look at how he came up with this number and analyse the series of flawed assumptions he makes about the data obtained from those studies.
Using Neanderthal tricks, like birch tar and bark string, to make a spear the Neanderthal way.
Computer models say being social and learning from one another is how humans became successful. Whether those models line up with reality is another issue.
Female pheromones might have an impact on male behaviour, but rigorous research shows it’s small to non-existent. It only slightly changed male behaviour.
A creationist claim DNA supports the Noah story, but it only does so because he uses the wrong figures and data to support his conclusions.
Humans and chimps both become murderers disturbingly often. Does evolution hold they key to explaining why this is the case? Probably not, but some think so
Farming evolved because it increased farmers’ fertility. It also increased their mortality, but the rise in fertility was more than enough to offset this
Creationists made some predictions about how many mutations could have happened in the last 6,000 years. They don’t match up with the actual number of mutations. This disconnect is explained away with miracles.