Response to-1 - Response to "Investigating Human...

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Response to “Investigating Human Evolutionary History” Tyson Gersh The article begins by establishing that the examination of the fossil record, or Paleoanthropology, is virtually the only realistic method of reconstructing evolutionary history. The article explains that there are three widely accepted general methods of investigating the evolutionary history of any group of plants or animals. The first method involves the examination of the group in question’s closest living relatives in an effort to make inferences concerning their common ancestor, and compare their evolutionary history. The second method involves a sampling from modern generations of varying regions of the same species in an effort to uncover a common evolutionary history. While these methods are fairly informative, they are limited to the last 150 thousand years, and thus only offer a fraction of any species evolutionary history. These methods become particularly ineffective when one is seeking to explain the evolutionary history of modern day humans, given that
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