Which came first Language or Culture
By: James F McDonald
I must admit that I am surprised to see the (hopefully premature) results of this intelligent debate, as currently the culture side is in need of some superdelegates.I am certainly not that, but as an American academic working and studying abroad, I am surprised...
By: Aaron Hanlon
One of the most fascinating aspects of human evolution, is why did it begin? What happened deep in the time line of humanity that was so radical, so different to what all the other primates were doing that it was to kick start the evolution...
By: Christine G.
While I was wandering aimlessly around a store a couple of years ago, I asked myself a question. What am I doing here?The answer came to me immediately. I was trying to by a solution to my problems.A searchlight lit up my life...
By: Roy C Dudgeon
The Malthusian Dillema: Where Do We Stand?As most anyone knows, human population levels are a key concern when it comes to the sustainability of industrial society. The reason is simple. There are a finite amount of resources on the Earth. Each person, depending upon...
By: J.Naylor
"If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?" ShantidevaIn evolutionary terms, the need for humans to experience the feeling of worry, has arisen out of the need...
By: Kevin Thalersmith
Ever since Darwin's "Origin of Species," evolution has been acknowledged as the basis for knowing how mankind came into existence. Different scientists have explored many theories to describe how early primates turned into humans as we see ourselves today. It is generally agreed that...
By: Roy C Dudgeon
The Demographic TransitionThe decline of fertility rates in the Western world (or more accurately, the modern industrialized countries) is referred to as "the demographic transition" in the anthropological literature (Bodley 2001; Robbins 2005). The "fertility rate" itself refers to the average number of children per...
By: James F McDonald
While I generally agree with Mr Voorhees ( a contributer to this thread) on the fact that intelligence is something that is culture-specific, I would dispute his assertion that to ask a question about the international assessment of intelligence is itself "stupid." The assumption...
By: Rev. R. D. Brown
The first man was neither born nor evolved; he was created by God on the 6th day of the creation week. The first woman was likewise divinely created. It is from those two original humans that all mankind would descend. Genetically they must have differed...
By: Charles Q Blair
In the beginning, some 4.4 Billion years ago shortly after water liquefied scientific consensus is that 'life' developed on our planet. From then we have to wait quite the while for the appearance of our earliest ancestor - for the sake of argument we...

 

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