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Were we alone??

Postby kiran » Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:50 pm

here's a question I was always thinking of.
Were we the only human that was present in the earth? If there were how come we be superior to them? What adaptational feature made us more competent over them?
Deatailed ans are welcomed!
tell me........
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Postby mith » Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:04 pm

As far as I know we're the only humans. Our ancestors are considered part of the hominids and not actually human.

According to many of other posts in this forum, there's no superiority of one specie over the other. The specialization is simply different.

As to why we lived and other branches disappeared:

H. sapiens had bigger brains than others. The survivor show motto comes to mind :D.

The other species actually interbred with us and we are all part neanderthal(Most males I guess and particularly big women named Bertha)
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Postby James » Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:58 pm

Our ability to use tools and language etc meant that we were the 'fittest', and have survived over other hominids
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Postby victor » Sun Jul 10, 2005 12:52 pm

Hey, talking about ability of using tools...chimps also can use tools...they use simple hammer made from wood to crack out the hard covered nut that they want to eat.. :lol:
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Postby James » Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:59 pm

It was recently found that crows use tools in the same, or even more advanced way than great apes. They create hooks using vines to hook bugs from within holes in trees.
Here's a site: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~kgroup/tools/tools_main.shtml
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Postby protozoan » Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:42 pm

One advantage which modern humans had (we) over neandertales was that we built our housings on the top of the hills while neandertales built them in the valleys and caverns. We had bigger brain so we knew that if we live on the hill we have more control over situation around us and then can prepare for our enemies sooner than we would in the walley.
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Postby b_d_41501 » Mon Jul 11, 2005 3:22 am

Interesting
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Postby Dr.Stein » Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:42 am

According to Cosmozoan Theory, we are not alone. There is another life in space but still have no idea how they look like.

About Homo, it is described that H.sapiens live in the same period (parallel) with H.neandharthalensis, in the very beginning period. Then H.neandharthalensis was extinct.

About cranial capacity, it is written that H.neandharthalensis has a bigger volume than H.sapiens. It is approximately 1450 cc and 1200 cc, respectively.

The thing that interesting me about H.neandharthalensis is about burial. When H.sapiens still buried and then just leave corps, they already have a ceremony for that and even put plant/flowers and stuff on burial places. Nice eh? At the same time a race in Tasmania did not bury corps but just leave them in such place. Sometimes when they had no foods they eat corps eeeww...
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Postby victor » Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:23 pm

Hey..eating the corps??it reminds me about a case whics is same like that that happened in Indonesia... :lol:
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Postby James » Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:37 pm

Yes, the will to survive :?
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Postby Dr.Stein » Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:59 am

victor wrote:Hey..eating the corps??it reminds me about a case whics is same like that that happened in Indonesia... :lol:

You mean Sumanto? :lol: :lol: He did that in a purpose. Nice to hear that now he stops doing so and starts a better and proper life. God bless him! :wink:
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Postby James » Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:16 pm

What was the purpose? Is he considered some kind of hero? :?
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