Don't know if this belongs in Social Sciences or here, so I apologize if it is in the wrong category. I need someone to tell me about the basic theory of evolution. I remember learning it during the 7th grade, and now I have a bunch of names and facts jumbled in my head. As far as I know: Humans did not exactly evolve from "apes" as many claim, but from a creature called the Homo Habilis. This organism resembled that of a mix between an ape and human. Now, from the Homo Habilis came other forms: Homo Erectus, Neanderthal and Cromagnon-man (Spelling?). As each of this forums "evolved", they became smarter with tools and hunting, and more resembled the look of an ugly human. Since each new form was more intelligent and invented better tools/weapons, people theorize that each new "version" killed off the older or simply dominated hunts so that the older more inferior forms slowly died out. Am I even close to being correct? Please "un"confuse me as my class is doing a bit of Geology tomorrow, and I want to make sure I'm ahead or at least understand a tinge of the "evolution" theory. Thanks.