For some people who follow human evolution news, recognizing “species” is really just about whether you’re a lumper or a splitter. Many people assume that the names of species are about ego, not evidence. But nature presents us with real challenges, which still cause different scientists to approach the
On a visit to Charles Darwin's home, I share some perspectives on how paleoanthropologists think about species.
A big argument about the so-called savanna theory comes with a surprising claim about the earliest possible hominin fossils.
A recent book by Ronald Amundson discusses the philosophical shift in the way that eighteenth-century naturalists viewed species.