Thursday, July 25, 2002

BUILDING BODIES ONLINE

Evidence of evolution traced interactively
By Joseph Szadkowski
THE WASHINGTON TIMES

The scientific theory of evolution explores humans' appearance on the planet through the fossilized remains of ancestors that trace development back 4 million years.

An organization looking to present the latest evidence on the study of human origins and paleoanthropology has created a cyber-stop to serve its goal of making these topics easy to understand and more accessible to the general public....

In Building Bones, visitors examine the bone structure of [hu]man vs. [nonhuman] ape to reveal how walking upright became a reality. Players must assemble the skeletons of two creatures by dragging bone remains into either chimpanzee or human spaces. Correct placement reveals a window with information relevant to the bipedal investigation....

Site address: Becoming Human