Radiometric dating results
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.
( Adaptive radiation is the evolution from an unspecialised ancestral stock of many different species that adapt to a variety of ecological roles (see books)).
Mammals and subsequently humanity may not have become dominant on earth had it not been for the global catastrophe that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
Social forces appear to have directed much of the evolution of humanity but we are still subject to natural selection.
erectus (including the Java and Peking hominids - the archetypal Missing Link) and H.In our modern view, the creation of Adam must conform with the evolutionary creation of humanity.God first completed the physical and biological constitution of humanity.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.