Human Evolution - Evidence

Evidence

The evidence on which scientific accounts of human evolution is based comes from many fields of natural science. The main sources of knowledge about the evolutionary process has traditionally been the fossil record, but since the development of genetics beginning in the 1970s DNA analyses has come to occupy a place of comparable importance. The studies of ontogeny, phylogeny and especially evolutionary developmental biology of both vertebrates and invertebrates offer considerable insight into the evolution of all life, including how humans evolved. The specific study of the origin and life of humans is anthropology, particularly paleoanthropology which focuses on the study of human prehistory.

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Evidence Supporting Monophyly of The Actinidiaceae
... Before recent evidence, the genus Sladenia was often placed within the Actinidiaceae ... characteristics of the cells, and molecular evidence, have confirmed that the 3 genera currently circumscribed in the Actinidiaceae, the Clematoclethra, Saurauia, and Actinidia do indeed form a monophyletic group ...
Kay Bailey Hutchison - United States Senate - Elections - 1994 Acquittal
... Pre-trail motions included a Motion to Quash evidence Earle obtained without a warrant when raiding the Treasurer's office ... would make no rulings on the admissibility of evidence prior to the trial ... That blocked Earle's options as to the admissibility of the evidence ...
Confirmation Bias
... They also tend to interpret ambiguous evidence as supporting their existing position ... more extreme even though the different parties are exposed to the same evidence), belief perseverance (when beliefs persist after the evidence for them is shown to be false), the irrational primacy ... in personal beliefs and can maintain or strengthen beliefs in the face of contrary evidence ...
Admissibility of Polygraphs in Court - Australia
... The High Court of Australia has not yet considered the admissibility of polygraph evidence ... George Murray 1982 7A Crim R48 Sinclair DCJ refused to admit polygraph evidence tending to support the defence ... The judge rejected the evidence because The veracity of the accused and the weight to be given to his evidence, and other witnesses called in the ...
Philadelphia Experiment - Evidence - Alternative Explanations
... According to Vallée, a Navy veteran who served on board the USS Engstrom noted that the Eldridge might indeed have travelled from Philadelphia to Norfolk and back again in a single day at a time when merchant ships could not by use of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and the Chesapeake Bay, which at the time was open only to naval vessels ... Use of that channel was kept quiet German submarines had ravaged shipping along the East Coast during Operation Drumbeat, and thus military ships unable to protect themselves were secretly moved via canals to avoid the threat ...

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