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  • The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution | Henry Gee

    The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Henry Gee
    • Narrated By Martin Dew
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    The idea of a missing link between humanity and our animal ancestors predates evolution and popular science and actually has religious roots in the deist concept of the Great Chain of Being. Yet, the metaphor has lodged itself in the contemporary imagination, and new fossil discoveries are often hailed in headlines as revealing the elusive transitional step, the moment when we stopped being "animal" and started being "human". In The Accidental Species, Henry Gee, longtime paleontology editor at Nature, takes aim at this misleading notion.

    Lisa Hurring says: "Rambling, overwrought"
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