Re: Is this all there is?

Mark Green (
27 Apr 1995 19:23:22 GMT

> After reading a good bunch of the material on human evolution, I am
> struck by what appear to be hugh gaps in the fossil record. It also
> appears that the "genetic" approach is not much help either in piecing
> together the sequence of events. It seems to me that much anthropology
> in the area of human evolution is based on rather speculative
> deductions. Does anyone else feel this way?

I certainly don't. In fact, the fossil record looks almost complete to me
at this point, and the recent genetic correlations to what has been
hypothesized through the fossil record seems the icing on the cake.
Whaddaya want, a fossil of every generation through the whole evolutionary