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noun, plural: hominids

(1) Any member of the family Hominidae of the order Primates.

(2) Any of the lineages of humans, including the closely-related species of humans and the early human predecessors such as Homo erectus, Homo habilis, Homo neanderthalensis, and Australopithecus species.


Of, pertaining to, or relating to the Hominidae, especially of the genus Homo and genus Australopithecus.


Word origin: Latin Hominidae, family name, from Latin homō, homin-, man

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"missing link"

... "missing link" because with every discovery, a new gap is created which could be illuminated by further discoveries. Pretty much every hominid fossil discovery is headlined as a "missing link."

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by Luxorien
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: "missing link"
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Views: 1522

Re: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?

... ancestor of the great apes (including humans - although the common ancestor between humans and chimps was more recent). There are definitely many hominid fossils, giving us considerable information about our ancestral relationships - for example, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_fossils, and ...

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by AstraSequi
Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
Replies: 309
Views: 593655

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... @Scottie: And if you've ever listened in on the debate about where to draw the line between certain species (the debate on how to classify early hominid remains for example), you'd realize that 'species' is really an artificial concept constructed in the human mind. Believing in evolution within ...

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by zombiesagan
Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1135174


... scientific evidence there`s no way of ignoring this FACT. And by evidence I mean physical evidence. Museums are stuffed with lineages of fossils (hominid, vertebrate- whatever you are interested in) that beautifully illustrate evolution. Just go there and look at it! They attempt to portray the ...

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by DanielSan
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Evolution
Replies: 63
Views: 36901

Does human ancestry have two parents?

To answer the question as stated, yes, the first human being (however one defines that) had two parents. Our immediate ancestors on the hominid line reproduced sexually just as all primates do. Monkeys and apes all have two parents, all individuals of H. erectus had two parents each, and so ...

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by WinterImp
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Does human ancestry have two parents?
Replies: 10
Views: 7261
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