Fossil Hominids: On the Fringe

Human evolution being a subject of wide general interest, crackpots seem to be drawn to it like flies to honey. Here are a few examples which can be found on the web.

Phrenology and Paleo-Anthropology and The Pre-Historic Type
Phrenology is the pseudoscience, popular in the 19th century, which tried to determine personality traits from the shape of the skull. These pages apply phrenological principles to the study of Homo erectus skulls.
 
Androgens in Human Evolution
Claims that DHEA is a crucial factor in human evolution, the evolution of eukaryotes, male homosexuality, migraine, La Tourette's Syndrome, SIDS, AIDS, sleep disorders, breast cancer, schizophrenia, and heaven knows what else.
 
Are scientists afraid of Ed Conrad?
A noted talk.origins net.kook, Ed Conrad has spent the last 15 years trying to persuade people that his collection of funny shaped rocks are actually human fossils. (Andrew MacRae and others have made detailed rebuttals of these claims.)
 
Origins of "Homo"
This website argues that male homosexuality was responsible for the evolution of humanity.
 
Neanderthal = Nephilim? Carbon 14 Dating?
Could Neandertals be the Nephilim mentioned in the Bible (Genesis 6:4)? Find out here.
 
Homo Summetros
Humanity is about to take its next evolutionary leap forward, and (surprise!) it just so happens that the author of this book is one of the new people.
 
Everything you know is wrong: Book One: Human Origins
This book by Lloyd Pye argues that all of the "hominid" fossils are upright-walking primates, better known under such names as the Yeti and Bigfoot.
 
Paper 62: the Dawn Races of Early Man
Some fantasy about human evolution from the Urantia Book.
 
Center for the Study of Initial Bipedalism
Argues that humans evolved from a primitive marine mammal.


This page is part of the Fossil Hominids FAQ at the talk.origins Archive.

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