Developmental Dynamics in Humans and Other Primates

'Discovering Evolutionary Principles through Comparative Morphology'

by Jos Verhulst

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In this book, Jos Verhulst expands on the evolutionary theory first proposed by Louis Bolk. The theory is based on the premise that aspects of the individual creatures' development -- from juveniles to adults -- are also at work in animal evolution as a whole. Verhulst shows that, unlike other primates -- who start out with a rather humanlike form but become, say, apes -- humans retain their original fetal form. Standing Darwinism on its head, he argues that humans have not descended from apes, but rather that apes have evolved by diverging from a humanlike prototype. He also proposes that the gradually emerging human prototype is the driving force, and central trunk, of the evolutionary tree -- the wellspring from which the animal world has sprung.

Extent: 432 pages

Size: 221 x 156 mm

Illustrations: 177 line drawings

ISBN: 9780932776297
Publisher: Adonis Press
Format: Paperback