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Human Evolution and the Nature of Science

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How reasoning and evidence are used to understand human evolution.

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(Duration: 29 min 1 sec)

One of the most profound questions we can ask is "Where have we come from?" Charles Darwin addressed this question in his book on human evolution, The Descent of Man, which was published in 1871. Since then, scientists have gathered fossil and genetic evidence to give shape to the human evolutionary tree. Evolutionary science, like all science, involves processes for building a body of knowledge based on reason and evidence, and requires both creativity and critical thinking.

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