Wednesday, May 31, 2017

What I wrote at the Wall Street Journal about a book that explains the evolution of teeth. I also wrote something about the morons who want to throw out science.

Who is Mr. Ungar? I looked it up:
Peter S. Ungar is an American paleoanthropologist and evolutionary biologist. ... Before arriving at Arkansas, he taught at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Duke University Medical CenterUngar is known primarily for his work on the role of diet in human evolution. He has spent thousands of hours observing wild apes and other primates in the rainforest of Latin America and Southeast Asia, studied fossils from tyrannosaurids to Neandertals, and developed new techniques for using advanced surface analysis technologies to tease information about diet from tooth shape and patterns of use wear."

"Teeth and jaws go back over 410 million years in our greater vertebrate family, having first appeared in ancient armored fish."
The history of life is a fantastic story.

In the comments 2 know-nothing bible thumpers want replace 2 centuries of scientific progress with "The Magic Man did it" fantasy which they share with the Islamic State terrorists.

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