A Real Icon of Evolution

Nick Matzke has put together some charts of the cranial capacity of hominin fossils vs the age of the fossils. Hominins are humans and supposed ancestors of humans. The charts show a gradual trend of increasing cranial capacity as the fossils become more recent. They are striking illustrations in support of evolution.

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One Comment on “A Real Icon of Evolution”

  1. Don Lowe Says:

    How does evidence that human heads get bigger over time give support to evolution? No one disputes that characteristics of species change over time based on their environment. How is this any different than pointing out, say, that human beings are on average taller than they were a hundred years ago?

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