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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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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
Replies: 2
Views: 4431

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)
Replies: 72
Views: 269867

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?
Replies: 23
Views: 32112

Out of Africa Vs. Multiregional theory

... Africa to be a better theory in many aspects, although the model still has flaws causing contradictions to arise, such as DNA evidence suggesting Homo sapiens interbreeding with Homo neanderthalensis and Homo erectus . The flaws in the Multi-regional theory however are much greater. Looking at ...

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by sympallopatric
Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:03 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Out of Africa Vs. Multiregional theory
Replies: 2
Views: 1977

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

A bit off topic, but I will suggest that intelligence is maintained in all Homo sapien populations because intelligence is useful in any environment where the food supply permits extra brain growth. If we ever get evidence that—environmental influences equal—African ...

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by wildfunguy
Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:53 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 72
Views: 269867
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