The Accidental Species
Misunderstandings of Human Evolution
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||University of Chicago Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $26.00|
| Book Description: |
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...