Evolution Doesn’t Look Like What You Think It Does

There’s an iconic scientific image which depicts evolution, and it suggests that we went from monkey to man in six easy steps. The only problem is that’s kinda bull.

The image, now known as The March of Progress, first appeared in 1965 and has captured the imagination of wannabe scientists since. This video explains why it’s problematic — and why it doesn’t really help us think about evolution properly. [YouTube]