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Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know?
Alfred Wegener's Crazy Idea (Podcast)
Date: August 20, 2008
Running Time: 00:24:49
An interview with Mel Zucker, Professor of Geology, Skyline College, San Bruno, California. In the early 1900s, German meteorologist Alfred Wegener suggested that the earth's continents were once a single landmass that had somehow split into pieces, drifting their separate ways. Geologists the world over called his idea preposterous. Decades ... More »
This Evidence web project applies the general question "How do we know what we know?" to the specific question of human origins. It features interviews and interactives based on the work of scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. Spanning anthropology, biology, paleontology, and genetics, ... More »

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