Monday, 3 June 2013

Human Size Has Not Changed in ”1.5 Million Years”, New Research Suggests

A recent footprint study does not support this scenario. Image courtesy of José-Manuel Benito Álvarez, Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

In real life things do not change like they are supposed to do in textbooks on evolution. According to Nature, “Fossil footprints indicate that hominins were already as large as modern humans by 1.52 million years ago.”

The short article reported recent research by Brian Richmond and Heather Dingwall at George Washington University and their colleagues. They compared footprints left by Homo erectus and Paranthropus boisei to those left by people in Kenya who in our time habitually walk barefoot, and noticed that the footprints were practically identical.

They found no evidence for evolution.


Footprints reveal hominin size. Nature 497, 538 (30 May 2013).