Teaching Evolution

A blog devoted to teaching evolution, both in our schools and in our communities.

Friday, February 04, 2005

This Image is not Accurate


Everyone has seen the famous (and much-lampooned) artwork showing how humans evolved. It is, of course, an inaccurate view of human evolution because it implies that human evolution is simply a ladder to be climbed. The original, created in 1970 by Rudolph Zallinger, also wrongly used some species from which humans are not descended.

Zallinger should be commended for attempting to depict evolution visually, however, and now artists and anthropologists are working together to create a more accurate look at human evolution.

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