Theory of Evolution, and Human SpeciesThe theory of evolution involves the discovery of our ancestors and our past. Sahelanthropus.com offers information regarding this rich history of the human species. Information regarding Darwin evolution is housed here and will help readers discover information about the fossil of Toumai discovered in Chad. The discovery of Toumai has scientists reexamining what they thought they knew about the human body and how it has evolved. Information and discoveries like this often spark lively and interesting debates in the study of human evolution.
One of the more compelling components of this debate is the idea that the human-chimpanzee divergence was dated past the point of this hominids discovery. There are very few specimens that have predated this divergence between species and it’s important to study Toumai for that reason. The discovery was of cranium, five parts of the jaw, and a portion of the teeth. This discovery is significant not only because of the date in relation to evolution, but because of its location. Located in the Djurab desert the fossil is a vast distance away from others of a similar nature which reside in eastern and southern Africa. This fossil was discovered by Michel Brunet, a paleontologist who is also a professor in France. It’s discovery is thought to predate the famous Lucy. Though Lucy had more intact remains the controversial date that Sahelanthropus makes it an important and integral piece of the history of the human species. Darwin’s theory of evolution has survived among the highest and most studied theories revolving around the study of our ancestors. Darwin evolution relies upon the idea that those species which adapt survive, while other species will become extinct, due to their inability to adapt to their given environment.
Though no one is sure yet if Toumai is in fact as some theories claim a seven million year old or if it is simply a species that didn’t adapt, they all agree it is an important discovery.
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