A Lucy remembrance

The CNN medical blog (associated with Sanjay Gupta) is running a short piece by Don Johanson, which may be of interest: “‘Lucy’ discoverer: Why I study human evolution”.

My deep commitment to understand the origins of humankind was ignited when I read Thomas Henry Huxleys 1863 book "Mans Place in Nature." The core idea that gripped my teenage mind was the suggestion that humans and African apes shared a common ancestor that roamed Africa millions of years ago.

I think if you’re a teenager reading Huxley, you’re already in the right tail of the distribution for “human evolution interest”!