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Human Evolution (1 of 2)
Evolutionary biologists are interested in understanding how humans fit into the history of life and how the processes of evolution have shaped us. Much scientific effort goes into studying human evolution, and as a result, our understanding of this area is moving forward rapidly, as new evidence emerges and hypotheses are tested, confirmed, discarded, or modified.
The location of our very own twig: Humans on the tree of life
1 Pennisi, E. 2002. Jumbled DNA separates chimps and humans. Science 298(5594):719721.