Scientists now have accurate methods (see below ) for dating fossils.
methods rely on characteristic faunal and geological patterns to bracket the period when the fossil existed.
Between the mid-1930s and mid 1940s geneticists, systematists and palaeontologists collaborated to create a united approach to evolution, the "Modern Synthesis".
Ernst Mayr reduced all the hominid (human ancestor: (see hominid books)) fossil records to three species, A.
africanus (Dart, 1925) (including small brained australopithecines) (see books), H.
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I have integrated this web page on human evolution into an electronic text, " Nature's Holism - Holism.
Evolution & Ecology " (see its HOME PAGE .) The result is that some areas, such as the glossary are shared.Widgets Human evolution from an ancestral primate species is not a vague hypothesis, but a historical fact.Archaeological geology as a science had to precede the proposal of evolution, as an understanding of the immense age of the earth is necessary to understand evolution.Cuvier established amongst the scientific community the fact of extinction.Evolution only gained significant momentum after the theory of evolution, published by Charles Darwin in November 1859, implied that man was merely another product of life on earth, with origins shared by the other creatures and not its ultimate purpose. Wallace proposed the same theory at a joint presentation to the Linnaean Society in London .Without the universal acceptance of the principle of evolution, there is no chance for the serious proposal of holism.