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Origin: L. Humanitas: cf. F. Humanite. See human.

1. The quality of being human; the peculiar nature of man, by which he is distinguished from other beings.

2. Mankind collectively; the human race. But hearing oftentimes The still, and music humanity. (Wordsworth) It is a debt we owe to humanity. (s. S. Smith)

3. The quality of being humane; the kind feelings, dispositions, and sympathies of man; especially, a disposition to relieve persons or animals in distress, and to treat all creatures with kindness and tenderness. The common offices of humanity and friendship.

4. Mental cultivation; liberal education; instruction in classical and polite literature. Polished with humanity and the study of witty science. (Holland)

5. (With definite article) The branches of polite or elegant learning; as language, rhetoric, poetry, and the ancient classics; belles-letters.

The cultivation of the languages, literature, history, and archaeology of Greece and Rome, were very commonly called literae humaniores, or, in english, the humanities, . . . By way of opposition to the literae divinae, or divinity.

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... The present world is a god-believer scienceless world, conducted by ruthlessly competing-for- energy interests , with consequent catastrophes to humanity... Dov Henis (comments from 22nd century) http://universe-life.com/ http://universe-life.com/2006/03/12/inception-and-prevalence-of-western-monotheism/

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are biological mushrooms with virus combinable?

... i get fallowed already by suspect People want speak explict to me, i hope you not scared and continue Analyse this question/Topic, thanks much for humanity too

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by Comander1983
Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: are biological mushrooms with virus combinable?
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Re: holographic origin of life

... the random chemical reactions scenario, if true, suggests that only the whole mapping of reactions can significantly alter the future of humanity. All other efforts are doomed so we must not waste time. Technological leaps during the recent years shows that the creation of such technologies ...

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by minasole
Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:05 pm
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Topic: holographic origin of life
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Re: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

What is the point of science without humanity? - I am appalled by the language from this supposedly professional person to a fellow human and scientist. Where is your accountability for bullying and unacceptable behaviour? An apology is the ...

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by RNCSLewis
Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
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... turned into humans by saying that a monkey has a tail? We also could not find evidence that the Barbary macaque is considered to be closer to humanity than, say, the rhesus macaque, which has a long tail (see drawing at right). But we will continue looking. Evolutionists notoriously change ...

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by Sumanth001
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Atavism
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