The list author says: "This list is intended for open-minded readers who like to have books at hand and look them up when in need. I often go back to them to check on particular points raised in discussions. By Chris Albert Wells, author of: "Jesus: God, Man or Party Label?""
"Today, the surface of the earth is lively with humans. As you dig deeper into older layers, humans disappear leaving the scene to more primitive ape-like beings. And as you go still deeper, they also disappear, leaving even more primitive forms of life. Man was preceded for hundreds of millions of years by other forms of life."