Ronald Pine., Ph. D., Has served as a curator at the Smithsonian Institution, a college professor, has numerous articles, one book concerning zoology, has published critiques of creationism. He has led scientific expeditions to many parts of the world and still does so in his retirement.
Dr. Pine will discuss what we think we know now about the main evolutionary pathway to modern-day humans and the dead-end “side branches” that ended in extinction. He will also discuss the history of the fossil discoveries and the changing ideas about them.