And they did.
There is a lot of new information here, but only a cursory look in the book will highlight the key points. While the majority of people who are interested in human evolution or the origins of our species are ignorant of these facts, the researchers behind The Evolution of Humans believe them to be important. When I say “new information”, I do not mean new evidence that has never been discovered or more evidence that does not support the accepted version of events, I mean new information that changes every other hypothesis and adds an entirely new layer of complexity to our understanding of our origins.
So this one is going to be short and to the point. The book takes you through all the major lines of evidence supporting human evolution out of Africa, the Middle East, and the rest of the globe. This includes genetic evidence, DNA studies, archaeology, and even art from around the world.
The authors also present a lot of ideas around all the different scenarios that have been proposed for the past 40 years.
I must emphasize that the book is not the only place to get into these issues. The book does a good job of giving you the best answers, in general, and providing explanations for why some things work. However people who write for popular science magazines or other popular sources are often the quickest ones to dismiss such ideas out of hand. They want answers to questions that they’ve asked themselves, and they want you to believe in what they’re selling.
That’s what makes this book so amazing. No matter who you are, these scientists’ ideas are a must read. It’s not only the best explanation for a theory that has been rejected for nearly 40 years… it’s one of the best explanations of any theory you’ll find.
This book will have many fans, and certainly should be on everyone’s to read list.