Science: Distant Cousin Ape

Though he is often unjustly accused of it, Darwin never maintained that man is descended from creatures like modern apes or monkeys. He thought that both men and apes came from some unknown common ancestor in the remote past. People who have objected to being too closely related to the apes got new words of comfort last week from Britain.

In the current Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, Anatomist W. E. Le Gros Clark of Oxford adds new details to his theory that fossil primates (Proconsuls) found in Kenya show more manlike than apelike characteristics. They have no "simian shelf"...

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