The "missing link" is one of the most pervasive ideas in the popular understanding of evolution. I hate it, I'm not alone in hating it, and here's why.
Meme’s the Word
You know those viral internet images that are hilarious and sometimes stinging? They have their roots in the late 70s, directly coined by an Oxford zoologist who was inspired by geneticists, anthropologists, and ethologists in coming up with it.
Aliens and Racists and Corn Dogs, oh my!
I love suspending my attachment to established science for the sake of watching a 17 part series of 2 hour episodes of searching a 10,000 year old lake for a creature that's been extinct for 65 million years as much as anyone. I also have light sabers tattooed to my chest. It doesn't mean I believe in Star Wars being real, as painful as it is to say that.
So What’s Up With That Peruvian Mummy Anyway?
So part of the Pedal Powered Anthropology project is to help laypeople better understand science. Particularly anthropology and its subfields, but since anthropology can conceivably cover anything ever, it's all fair game as far as I'm concerned. So let's start now. Hoaxes and pseudoscience aren't unfamiliar topics, and I'm pretty confident that anyone who finds … Continue reading So What’s Up With That Peruvian Mummy Anyway?