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A Study in Evolution


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The Piltdown forger made the 'missing link' a large-brained
Englishman. Raymond Dart had another candidate: a small-brained toddler from Africa. Last year over 300 scientists gathered to celebrate his perspicacity. Colin Tudge attended the Taung Diamond Jubilee Symposium and in the first of three programmes explores not only how views of human evolution have changed but also the way in which we study it.
Bones of Contention
'If all of a sudden your particular ancestor, that you've identified, is put on a side branch ... you feel a little unhappy.'
Although the arguments now concern the details, the mode of our descent is still the subject of bitter dispute and personal rivalry.


Unknown: Raymond Dart
Unknown: Colin Tudge
Producer: Alison Richards

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A Study in Evolution

BBC Radio 3, 2 February 1986 17.15

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