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Bipedalism

The bodily attribute of being bipedal; having two feet; bipedalism made the human form of birth possible.Pertaining to organisms that use 2 legs for maneuvering along the ground.


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Re: What common ancestor do we share with other apes?

... You're making a very common error by assuming that evolution somehow has the goal of producing human characteristics - intelligence, tool use, bipedalism, etc etc. Judging evolution by human standards is understandable but fundamentally wrong. In sheer numbers, many other species are more successful. ...

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by lilokie
Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:36 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What common ancestor do we share with other apes?
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Re: Evolution of human intellect

Smig I agree with you, but I suggest one small reversal. I suggest that bipedalism followed tool use. After all, if a pre-human needed to handle a tool or weapon, it would be much easier to do from an upright stance. Thus, after tool use became the norm, evolution ...

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by skeptic
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:03 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of human intellect
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Re: Evolution of human intellect

... my own pet theories but I'll keep them for myself in fear of being mocked mercilessly :wink: the general Darwinian view is that the adaptation of bipedalism gave rise to tool use which in turn, gave rise to even bigger brains.

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by Smig
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:39 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of human intellect
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Help me with some questions pls :)

Hi guys, I am new here but really like the good helping community so far... I have a few questions to ask My first question is Bipedalism in humans when compared to quadrupedalism in the great apes represents ? a convergence ORRRRR a derived trait I personally think it is a derived trait ...

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by vomer
Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:28 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Help me with some questions pls :)
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The Trigger for Human Evolution from the Ape

... child is born in an earlier stage of development, however, that allows a few years of brain development after birth. It may have had to do with bipedalism but perhaps also with a strengthening of the maternal instinct to make mothers (perhaps fathers as well) more willing to care for helpless ...

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by alextemplet
Sat May 17, 2008 11:31 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Trigger for Human Evolution from the Ape
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