This paper represents part of a broader intellectual project attempting to embrace human evolution under the general theoretical umbrella of anthropology. In particular, human evolution is a theory of kinship, producing origin narratives with particular epistemic assumptions: naturalism (that the natural order can be bracketed and studied separately from the supernatural order), rationalism (that knowable processes are preferable as explanations within the natural order than unknowable miracles), empiricism (that theory is supported or superseded by data), and the overarching goal of maximum accuracy (Marks 2015; 2016a; 2017).