Denisovans! Exciting findings, cutting-edge genetic sequencing technologies, and scientists tone-deaf to a modern world built on colonialism and racism.
How can we stop trellises from turning into trees? Emphasizing non-directionality and complexity in evolutionary understandings.
Despite Nicholas Wade’s emphasis on splits among human groups, the research is clear that it’s admixture all the way down. Plus some Malinowski!
The day Denisovans hit the big time. They needed to piggyback on Neandertals, but got a big boost from the immune system study. And sex.