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Dr Colin Groves is a Professor of Biological Anthropology at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. The Australian National University (ANU), is a university located in Canberra, the national capital of Australia. ... Canberra is the capital city of Australia and, with a population of just over 323,000, is also Australias largest inland city. ...


Born in England he completed a BSc London in 1963 and a PhD (London) in 1966. He Taught at University of California, Berkley; Queen Elizabeth College, London and Cambridge University before emigrating to Australia in 1974, where he taught at the Australian National University. England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Part of the London skyline viewed from the South Bank London is the most populous city in the European Union, with an estimated population on 1 January 2005 of 7,500,000 and a metropolitan area population of between 12 and 14 million. ... The University of California (UC) is a public university system within the State of California. ... REDIRECT [1] ...


His research interests are human evolution, primates, skeletal analysis, biological anthropology and ethnobiology. He is perhaps best known for his work on primates, human evolution and his regular debates with creationists and anti-evolutionists. Human evolution is the process of change and development, or evolution, by which human beings emerged as a distinct species. ... For the ecclesiastical use of this term, see primate (religion) Families 13, See classification A primate is any member of the biological order Primates, the group that contains all lemurs, monkeys, and apes, including humans. ... Physical anthropology, sometimes called biological anthropology, studies the mechanisms of biological evolution, genetic inheritance, human adaptability and variation, primatology, primate morphology, and the fossil record of human evolution. ... Ethnobiology is the interdisciplinary study of the relationships of plants and animals with human cultures worldwide, including past and present relationships between peoples and the environment. ... Creationism is generally the belief that the universe was created by a deity, or alternatively by one or more powerful and intelligent beings. ...


He is an active member of the Australian Skeptics and has many published skeptical papers, as well as research papers covering his other research interests. Mascot of the Australian Skeptics. ...


Major publications

  • 1989 Skeptical. (Edited by Donald Laycock, David Vernon, Colin Groves and Simon Brown.) Australian Skeptics.
  • 1996 From Ussher to Slusher; from Archbish to Gish; or, not in a million years... Archaeology in Oceania 31:145-151.
  • 2001 Primate Taxonomy, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C.
  • 2003. The science of culture. Being Human: Science, Culture and Fear: Royal Society of New Zealand, Miscellaneous Series, 63:3-13.
  • 2004 (with David W.Cameron) Bones, Stones and Molecules. Amsterda, Boston etc.: Elsevier Academic Press.

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