Dating techniques for fossils

11-Jul-2017 05:25 by 7 Comments

Dating techniques for fossils

In our modern view, the creation of Adam must conform with the evolutionary creation of humanity.

[3] Adaptation is genetically based and so leads to phenotypic changes that accumulate over time; [4] Speciation (species formation) evolves through reproductive isolation and (genetic) divergence of populations; [5] Genetic changes through natural selection lead to new species and eventually new taxa .

Our hominoid line, humans, gorillas, chimpanzees and lesser apes, is one among the superfamily Hominoidea.

See the taxonomic table of primates for two comparative classification shcemes.

At the onset of the 20th century, most scientists had accepted the great antiquity of the earth, the theory of evolution and that humanity had evolved from an ape ancestor, but by 1908 the fossil evidence of early man was scarce.

Biologists included principles from genetics in evolutionary theory during the 1920s and 1930s.

Very simply, there are five basic principles to this theory: [1] Variation has a genetic origin (i.e.

is heritable) and arises through processes such as mutation and recombination.

Social forces appear to have directed much of the evolution of humanity but we are still subject to natural selection.

Primate taxonomy (see books: phylogeny, taxonomy, systematics) is in a state of flux due to the discoveries made in primate genetics.

Living orders of placental mammals , be it bats, humanity, whales or camels, have as their common ancestor a small insectivore creature that went through a major phase of adaptive radiation during the Early Cenozoic Era .

We humans are first animals, then mammals, then primates.

Scientists now have accurate methods (see below ) for dating fossils.

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