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Homo

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noun

(taxonomy) A genus comprised of primates characterized by bipedalism, skills in tool usage, and large cranial capacity.


Supplement

Homo includes many primitive human ancestors believed to be extinct and modern human beings (Homo sapiens).


Word origin: Latin homo (human being, man)

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Re: human brain size

Since around 30.000 years ago the human brain used to be bigger in size (with Homo neanderthalensis having the biggest brain size. Since then the average brain size has been a shrinking over the past 28,000 years), a friend of mine claims that the potential intellectual ...

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by Semisane
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:51 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: human brain size
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human brain size

Since around 30.000 years ago the human brain used to be bigger in size (with Homo neanderthalensis having the biggest brain size. Since then the average brain size has been a shrinking over the past 28,000 years), a friend of mine claims that the potential intellectual ...

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by Livinus
Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:01 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: human brain size
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment

... all about Blue Zones and the longevity that humans have who live there....but Where should we be living? For years I have been pondering about Homo Sapiens natural habitat. This includes all aspects from lifestyle to nutrition to sun exposure, etc.... It started when i was getting into instinctive ...

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by Anopsology
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:30 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment
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Views: 8978

Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... of humans. This is certainly not enough time for discrete differentiation to have occurred in any complex trait like intelligence. If we look at Homo sapiens and Neanderthals we see the beginnings of a genetic split about a half million years ago after at least 1 million years of separation. ...

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by Seth90210
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:35 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
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Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?

... it is widespread throughout the world,) where a large proportion of young men live their entire emotional lives in cyber-space. It is called Homo Geekius. So don't worry about it. You are not alone. You're in very good company.

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by animartco
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:41 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?
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