The runaway brain: the evolution of human uniqueness
A look at the human brain employs new research by paleontologists, geneticists, and neurobiologists to debunk revisionist theories of human prehistory, studying two competing theories of human evolution: the "multiple origins" and "Noah's Ark" models. National ad/promo.
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An Obsession with Race
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