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Long before the Industrial Revolution, Homo sapiens held the record among all organisms for driving the most plant and animal species to their extinctions. We have the dubious distinction of being the deadliest species in the annals of biology.
we might fiddle with Homo sapiens to such an extent that we would no longer be Homo sapiens. Bionic
Children, behold the Chimpanzee:
He sits on the ancestral tree
From which we sprang in ages gone.
In biologist Stephen Jay Gould's illustrative phrase, human beings should be seen as a "tiny, late-arising twig on life's enormously arborescent bush."14 That
We are embedded in the great evolutionary story of planet Earth, the spare, elegant process of mutation and selection and bricolage. And this means that we are anything but alone.
No one has yet determined the power of the human species ... what it may
perform by instinct, and what it may accomplish with rational determination.
Evolution is a mistake. Humans are a mistake. We've destroyed our planet.
Humans are an infant species, a mere 150,000 years old. But, armed with a massive brain, we've not only survived, we've used our wits to adapt to and flourish in habitats as varied as deserts, Arctic tundra, tropical rainforests, wetlands and high mountain ranges.
The immense majority of our species are candidates for humanity, and nothing more.
Chimps taught us we're not separated from the animal kingdom, we're a part of it.
We are the climactic generation of human cultural evolution, and in the microcosm of our lives the macrocosm of the evolution of the human race is playing itself out.
Assumed to be australopithecines because there are no other known candidates. I
Human beings are chimpanzees who get crazy drunk on power.
Anthroposophy is not a game, nor just a theory; it is a task that must be faced for the sake of human evolution.
Humanity is experiencing an extraordinary burst of evolutionary change, driven by good old-fashioned Darwinian natural selection. But it is selection among ideas, not among genes.
We are the ancestors of those gardening the universe.
Only human, after all.
Our kind, we don't leave many traces behind in this world.
We can always be human
Meeting each day a wise new man
But the Animal Kingdom to which we belong
Animals we are; this truth can't be wrong.
Homo Sapiens and their guns.
Our ancestors, who were able to survive and reproduce under unimaginably harsh environmental circumstances, refined and perfected the human genetic recipe.
Emphasis should be laid on the evolution of humanity,
Humanity evolves when we realise that animals have the same rights to the Earth as we do.
WE ARE HUMANITY
We're all animals.
To genetic evolution, the human lineage has added the parallel track of cultural evolution.
We are offspring of God.
We are; therefore, we evolve.
Certain gorillas are more evolved than certain human beings I know.
The different human peoples did not evolve out of a common ancestor; they were each born out of the womb of their own homeland. We appeared in different parts of the world at the same time. Each group was as much a part of their environment as the other animals and plants of the region.
Humans are the one species the world could do very well without.
Neanderthals made their exit roughly 30,000 years ago. The
Far from being the smartest possible biological species, we are probably better thought of as the stupidest possible biological species capable of starting a technological civilization - a niche we filled because we got there first, not because we are in any sense optimally adapted to it.
Our humanity consists in the fact that we do more than survive, that a great part of what we do confers no survival benefit in terms presumably salient from the Pleistocene point of view.
Despite the Great Chain of Being's traditional ranking of humans between animals and angels, there is no evolutionary justification for the common assumption that evolution is somehow 'aimed' at humans, or that humans are 'evolution's last word'.
Sometimes, humanity surprises me with all its lack of control over the primordial urges. These innate urges are the biological traits that make us similar to the rest of the animal kingdom. But the modern qualities that make us superior to all the animals are intellect and self-control.
Man is more ape than many of the apes.
Humans are destructive animals, but they are also wise ones.
Sapiens rule the world because only they can weave an intersubjective web of meaning: a web of laws, forces, entities and places that exist purely in their common imagination. This web allows humans alone to organise crusades, socialist revolutions and human rights movements.
We are all descended from monsters.
It wasn't so long ago when all the so-called scientists said that humans were intelligent and that animals weren't, humans were the solitary unchallenged masters of the globe and probably the universe and the only question was whether we were handling our mastery well. (No. Next question.)
Well over a million years ago, some new, comparatively modern, upright beings left Africa and boldly spread out across much of the globe.
While the world wasn't build for the humans, we were built for the world
It seems that about 50,000 years ago, Sapiens, Neanderthals and Denisovans were at that borderline point. They were almost, but not quite, entirely separate species.
We belong to a short-lived genus of species. All of our cousins are already extinct. What's more, we do damage. The brutal climate and environmental changes that we have triggered are unlikely to spare us. For
Evolution is not measured by the advancement of ecocidal technology, but by our ability to comprehend, resonate and cooperate with the forces of creation. Our
Our species is on the verge of changes that will fundamentally alter what it means to be human ... and we are the people driving that change.
I think we were colonized by aliens 250,000 years ago, and they genetically altered our DNA to be primates into homo erectus and humans. I'm very interested in how we evolved so suddenly, which obviously ties in with the alien thing.
We are not just a piece of meat which was born like an animal
What set us apart from most or all of the other hominid species was our ultrasociality, our ability to be highly cooperative, even with strangers, people who are not at all related to us.
Perhaps the most mysterious of all mammals is the male Homo sapiens. Indeed, many anthropologists classify the group as a subspecies.
Hominids are all the Neanderthals, australopithecines, Homo
habili, Homo erecti, etc., the upright-walking apes of which we are
the only surviving species.
Human beings have evolved so fast, relative to other life on Earth, and this has never been properly explained, but now there are signs that the human race has burned out in evolutionary terms, and perhaps it is our time to devolve.
What keeps the world from reverting to the Neanderthal with each generation is the continuing, ongoing mythos ... the huge body of common knowledge that unites our minds as cells are united in the body of man ...
I think we're going to move from a Homo sapiens into a Homo evolutis: ... a hominid that takes direct and deliberate control over the evolution of his species, her species and other species.
We are fossils in the making.
Evolution across the universe was nothing but the endless proliferation of automatic, organized complexity, a vast arid Turing machine full of self-replicating machinery forever unaware of its own existence. And we - we were the flukes and the fossils. We
Humanity is now experiencing history's most difficult evolutionary transformation.
We who revel in nature's diversity and feel instructed by every animal tend to brand Homo sapiens as the greatest catastrophe since the Cretaceous extinction.
Though we often see ourselves as separate from nature, humans are also part of that wildness.
Americans are notoriously ill-informed about evolution. A recent Gallup poll (June 1993) discovered that 47 percent of adult Americans believe that Homo sapiens is a species created by God less than ten thousand years ago.
Humans are a part of nature, not apart from nature.
Surely one zoo in the world should have the courage to draw the ultimate conclusion about our ancestry? A cage with Homo Sapiens in all its varying forms, perhaps then we would understand ourselves better. The question of course is whether the other animals would approve of it.
A century ago, people laughed at the notion that we were descended from monkeys. Today, the individuals most offended by that claim are the monkeys.
Laetoli hominins, but we will never be able to answer them all. They walked down a path
We admit that we are like apes, but we seldom realize that we are apes.
Sad but true: individual intelligence probably peaked in the Upper Paleolithic, and we have been self-domesticated creatures ever since
We argue with our biology, and the result of that argument is civilization.
I had been told from school onwards that the best definition of a human being was man the tool-maker - yet I had just watched a chimp tool-maker in action. I remember that day as vividly as if it was yesterday.
Humans, the most intelligent, gregarious(in biology), productive creatures on this planet but also the most selfish, destructive, heartless, insincere, insatiable creatures.
It is utterly naive, futile, uninformed - to think that our species is exceptional. So designated to master the beasts of the Earth, as in the Book of Genesis!
Knowing something about the deep origins of humanity only adds to the remarkable fact of our existence: all of our extraordinary capabilities arose from basic components that evolved in ancient fish and other creatures.
No distinction in kind rather than degree between ourselves and the chimps? No distinction? Seriously, folks? Here is a simple operational test: the chimpanzees invariably are the one behind the bars of their cages.
We - mankind - stand at the center of an evolutionary crisis, with a new evolutionary device - our consciousness of the crisis - as our unique contribution.
Human nature is a complex mix of preparations for extreme selfishness and extreme altruism. Which side of our nature we express depends on culture and context. When opponents of evolution object that human beings are not mere apes, they are correct. We are also part bee.
The evolution of humans can not only be seen as the grand total of their wars; it is also defined by the evolution of the human mind and the development of the human consciousness.
Humankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away.
We are spawn of woodland apes. No code has been undone. Neither faith nor reason will deliver us. We must look to the trees.
As human beings, we are the genetic elite, the sentient, contemplating and innovating sum of countless genetic accidents and transcription errors.
The Human is the most insane species
Are all humans human? Or are some more human than others?
The missing link between animals and the real human being is most likely ourselves.
Think of all the different features from Asian to African to Aboriginal to Caucasian. But we are all within the same species, Homo Sapiens.
Evolution is not humane, but we could be.
We are random animals. That is who we are, and we have only ourselves, nothing more-there is no greater relationship. Long before Darwin, a priest lucid in his madness encountered four chimpanzees on a forlorn island in Africa and hit upon a great truth: We are risen apes, not fallen angels.
The evolutionary facts about the emergence of man, e.g., the sudden appearance of Homo sapiens sapiens (Cro-Magnon man) no more than 35 thousand years ago, are as spectacular as the account in Genesis and allow hardly less room for theology.
For the source of any characteristic so widespread and uniform as this adaptation to environment we must go back to the very beginning of the human race.
Forty thousand years of evolution and we've barely even tapped the vastness of human potential.
I'm human, you're human. So they said, but inside we're all animals.
When biological technology becomes further advanced, human beings as we know them, will become a modified species. If we as human beings fail to include the possibility of this development in our overall, social evolution we will witness the decline of our species
Man is an ape with possibilities.
We are humans, they say we are mortals. Though we do live once but can last forever.
Neanderthals usually hunted alone or in small groups. Sapiens, on the other hand, developed techniques that relied on cooperation between many dozens of individuals, and perhaps even between different bands.
It is disturbing to discover in oneself these curious revelations of the validity of the Darwinian theory. If it is true that we have sprung from the ape, there are occasions when my own spring appears not to have been very far.
Humans are just a very, very small part of the panoply of life, and it is arguable that in a certain sense, humans have emancipated themselves from Darwinian selection.
Because of the nature of my life, because I train a great many people, I come upon such a huge variety of human species, as well as the earth species for that matter.
How stupid of me not to have thought of it! T. H. Huxley cried upon reading On the Origin of Species. It is a view that has been echoed ever since. Interestingly,
Evolution brings human beings. Human beings, through a long and painful process, bring humanity.
Darwin was wrong. Man's still an ape