When humans began to tame dogs, cats, sheep and cattle, they continued a tradition that began with completely different animals. A new study cited in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that modern humans domesticated themselves before their breakaway about 600,000 years ago. It's a really nice test, he adds, which adds to the long-held notion that humans are so different from their primate ancestors precisely because we've been domesticated.
A fossil about 115 million years old found in the northeast of Brazil and belonging to a hitherto unknown species of dinosaur has been presented this Friday by scientists from the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro.
My interest in learning and understanding philosophy occured in the early teenage years. Being quite familiar with some of the famous philosophers and their theories, there is always an appearance of one question, which I can't have an exact or direct answer to. The question is "Why so often, we rarely see the application of philosophical theories in combination with politics?".
The world was different. The old-ones had abandoned the outside world, for glass domed cities. The ones left behind had no choice but to change. They grew accustom to the ever-changing world. Father calls us NeoSapien since our kind was born after the change. Our bodies still looked human. But we were different. We were better. Our senses were heightened, our lungs didn’t burn because of the air. Neither did our skin. Since the clouds are constantly swirling around the sun the uv rays became stronger.
What can we say about the origin of life, or what form life may take in the future, and elsewhere in the universe? It can be troubling that all we have to work with is what we current can observe here on Earth, but this one "laboratory" still gives us volumes of information to answer these kinds of questions. For a more in depth analysis, you can check out my detailed paper on the topic: The Progression of Life: Before, Now, and in the Future; Here and Elsewhere.
I love words. I am a logophile- "a lover of words." When this pandemic happened, no one knew what to do. Live like it was a normal day. But the “normal” day turned into wearing a mask to cover your nose and mouth, gloves to cover your hands when you went out. Animals were immune to it, or so we thought. But the key to never getting this deadly virus was keeping yourself clean, shower everyday, wash your hands and brush your teeth.
Language is a means by which the world is described, observed, explained, and, ultimately, understood. It unites a people by providing them with a universal way to talk about the world through a consensus on what words mean, how phrases are structured, and grammatical manifestations of greater ideologies. However, this universality exists only within an individual culture, as language itself varies slightly, and sometimes, drastically from one people to the next. The course of this essay intends to ethnographically explore the relationship between language and culture through considering the impact that various languages have on the social thinking within their designated cultures. Moreover, it will evaluate how the thinkings of these cultures differ as a result of their linguistically-rooted ideologies, and how these drastically different languages result in drastically different cultural understandings of anything from time, to behaviour, to quantity, to sounds.
From the medicine manifesting on herbs and the hazardous trial-error mechanism, chemistry has introduced us to a pharmacy industry. Every pill comes to exist from a profound insight into the chemical properties of every compound involved, how they will impact the body and the preexisting conditions, and ultimately the side effects that it might introduce to users. This further explains why we’re not leveraging mercury as a cure to syphilis recommended by medieval physicists.
We have set foot on, reclaimed, and "bettered" 75% the land and 66% the oceans on the planet. Agricultural practices and livestock alone have taken over 33% of the land area and 75% freshwater. Thus, it provoked little wonder when a 2019 Nature's article evidenced that humans had pushed over 1 million flora and fauna species to the verge of extinction .
Science fiction and our imagination have been hand in hand since our childhood. And always in a sense of technological progress: the first space satellites, long-distance communications, intelligent clocks and autonomous cars were shown to the world through the big screen before they were a fact.
We humans, as a species have come a journey, where other species in our blue planet simply can’t comprehend. It is time we take moment to look back and appreciate what our ancestral genomes have bestowed us, nourished and enriched by the evolution through great many nights and days in the past. The skills, instincts, and many other valuable traits have been passed along to us by our ancestors with the time.