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This is NOT What Evolution Looks Like

Key Facts In This Video

  1. From right to left, the image depicts Homo Sapiens, Cro-Magnon, Neandertal, Ramepithecus, Oreopithecus, and Dryopithecus. 00:23

  2. Some of the species in the image are just wrong. The specimen that Cro-Magnon was based on turned out to be a modern Homo Sapiens, so it didn't technically exist. We also didn't evolve from Neandertals: we had a shared ancestor, but we coexisted until around 40,000 years ago. 01:49

  3. Evolution isn't a linear process. There are plenty of other organisms with which we share ancestors that are just as successful, like chimps and orangutans. 02:37