Humans gained many new traits over the course of our evolution. However, not all of them were beneficial. New research identifies genes linked with schizophrenia and autism that developed over the course of human evolution. In fact, they may have appeared late in the game;
Fire produces toxicants that can pose a health risk. Our ancestors had the ability to detoxify them, but harmful mutations have hampered our capacity for it
Human technology is advanced thanks to our socialising. By staying mobile and/or living in large groups we can learn from more people.
Creationists claim to have done research showing eoliths are ancient artefacts that turn evolution on its head. In reality, their work is hopelessly flawed.
Cooking could have given us the energy to evolve big brains. But the difference between the invention of fire and our brains growth reveals this is false
Over the course of human brain evolution our noggin has become more bloodthirsty. Literally. It needs more blood than would be expected given its size.
A long-term study of the “palaeolithic diet” of Australopithecus reveals they were extremely flexible, well suited to the climate change they experienced.
Research has found that a high status increases men’s reproductive success. Thus, the drive to increase status likely evolved to maximise this success