Evolutionary Traits
Human Evolution: The Race Debate

Human Evolution: The Race Debate

People of different races are believed by some theorists to be from separate species entirely. Each race is its own species of human/Homo sapien. This creationist polygenism was the work of both Samuel George Morton and Louis Agassiz and resulted in vast debates between evolutionary theorists.

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Chicken Bone DNA Could Hint Early Polynesian Migration to South America

Chicken Bone DNA Could Hint Early Polynesian Migration to South America

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA spearheaded by the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) of the University of Adelaide shows previous claims of the contact between the ancient South Americans and the Polynesians through revealing a new DNA of Polynesian chickens that only had existed in the(…)

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Human Evolution: Homo Sapien Idaltu

Human Evolution: Homo Sapien Idaltu

The Homo sapien idaltu, considered a subspecies of us Homo sapiens. This species is thought to have walked the earth around 160,000 years ago in Pleistocene, Africa.

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Human Evolution: (AHOB) Ancient Britons Were Earliest Northern Europeans

Human Evolution: (AHOB) Ancient Britons Were Earliest Northern Europeans

The AHOB project, funded by Leverhulme Trust, directed by Chris Stringer, human evolution expert of the Natural History Museum, UK – aimed to discover the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain (AHOB). In 2010 it was discovered that ancient Britons could have been the earliest Northern Europeans.

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Human Evolution: Our Height Indicates We Are Still Evolving

Human Evolution: Our Height Indicates We Are Still Evolving

  We are still evolving. Research conducted has shown that between 1870 and 1980, European men have grown by an average of 11cm. 15 European countries were included in this research, all showing this increase in height. For many, the increase was an expected evolutionary trait. Improved nutrition and health, it has been often assumed(…)

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Human Evolution: Homo Erectus / Homo Ergaster

Human Evolution: Homo Erectus / Homo Ergaster

At this current time it is estimated that the first members of the human family (hominins) lived in Africa about six or seven million years ago. Although almost completely ape-like, it’s believed this is when human evolution began, and these ape-like species began adapting for reasons still unknown yet, but adapting/evolving into the people that we are(…)

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Evolution: If Asexual Reproduction Is So Efficient – Why Did Sexual Reproduction Evolve?

Evolution: If Asexual Reproduction Is So Efficient – Why Did Sexual Reproduction Evolve?

Biologically it would seem that our purpose in life would be to reproduce. We pass on our genes to future generations, and ensure our success as a species. Constantly faced with new challenges as the world changes, we can either evolve and become a stronger species, or remain as we are and risk extinction.

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Evolutionary Theory: Descendants of Apes vs the Work of God Debate

Evolutionary Theory: Descendants of Apes vs the Work of God Debate

British naturalist, Charles Darwin, author of the book – ‘On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection’ (Often refered to as The Origin of Species) set out ideas as to how species evolved throughout time. He proposed that natural selection drove change and all life was interconnected. From this he concluded that us(…)

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Human Evolution: (AHOB) Devon Jawbone Reveals Earliest NW European

Human Evolution: (AHOB) Devon Jawbone Reveals Earliest NW European

The AHOB project, funded by Leverhulme Trust, directed by Chris Stringer, human evolution expert of the Natural History Museum, UK aimed to discover the ancient human occupation of Britain (AHOB). In 2011, studies revealed that modern humans were living in northwestern Europe between 41,000 and 44,000 years ago.

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Human Evolution: Denisovans

Human Evolution: Denisovans

At this current time it is estimated that the first members of the human family (hominins) lived in Africa about six or seven million years ago. Although almost completely ape-like, its believed this is when human evolution began, and these ape-like species began adapting for reasons still unknown yet, but adapting/evolving into the people that we are(…)

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Human Evolution: Australopithecus Africanus

Human Evolution: Australopithecus Africanus

At this current time it is estimated that the first members of the human family (hominins) lived in Africa about six or seven million years ago. Although almost completely ape-like, it’s believed this is when human evolution began and these ape-like species began adapting for reasons still unknown yet, but adapting/evolving into the people that(…)

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Human Evolution: (AHOB) Britons Settle for Good After Their Eighth Attempt

Human Evolution: (AHOB) Britons Settle for Good After Their Eighth Attempt

The AHOB project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, directed by Chris Stringer, human evolution expert of the Natural History Museum, UK, aimed to discover the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain (AHOB). In 2006 it was discovered that Britons finally settled after their eighth attempt. It is thought that our human ancestors have tried to live(…)

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