Malcolm T. Nicholson writes at Hopes&Fears:
Evolutionary biology is not a slow-moving science. Just last month a new species of hominid (Homo naledi) was unveiled at a news conference in South Africa. When did modern humans branch off as an independent species? What have been our most important adaptations? And, most importantly, what is the next evolutionary step for humanity?
We reached out and spoke to five of the foremost experts on human evolution, who shared their expertise and predictions.
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MICHAEL RUSE: Professor of philosophy at Florida State University who has written extensively on the philosophy of biology. He founded the journalBiology and Philosophy and was a key witness in McLean v. Arkansas arguing against teaching creationism as science in public schools. He has published dozens of books on the philosophy of science, including The Philosophy of Human Evolution (2012) and Darwinism and Its Discontents (2006).