Essays Tagged: "Human evolution"

How Man evolved

How did the early man evolve and change into the way we are today?Human Evolution, the natural development of the species Homo Sapiens, or humanbeings. The initial ma ... , and wood have also have been discovered and excavated. As a resultof these discoveries, a idea of human evolution during the past 4 to 5 million years hasshown.Most of the ability to make and use to ... the ability to make and use tools and other objects comes from the large sizeand complexity of the human brain. through human evolution the size of the brain hastripled. The increase in brain size ma ...

(5 pages) 150 0 3.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Human Evolution and the Fossil Record

It's complete... the real version has pictures Well done.'Human Evolution and the Fossil Record.'Scientists continue to debate the history of man. It is gener ... o debate the history of man. It is generally agreed upon by the scientific community, however, that humans evolved from lesser beings, and this essay will function to provide evidence to support this ... Finally, their craniums had large, portruding ridges over either eye.Another important being in the human timeline is Australopithecus africanus. Many scientists believe that it is the next in the seq ...

(7 pages) 183 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

Lord of the Flies by William Golding. This essay describes the motif of fear bringing chaos through the focal point of the disappearance of the "birth-mark" littl'un atop the mountain.

In the course of human evolution, there exist many factors that taint our feeble minds. A perfect example of this is ... ion of the novel stuck out like a sore thumb when I first read it and remains true to the spirit of human nature. Here's the scene: As the children stuck on the island realize that they are trapped an ...

(3 pages) 41 0 3.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

We are all apes

This essay is an overview of both sides of Human EvolutionEvolution or CreationAdam and Eve... The "first" humans... Was it an act of God or wa ... Scientific arguments causes a "cease fire" on this battle ground. Priests as far back as the first human established language have "fought" with the findings of scientists on the matter of how the hu ... ur values on fact or reality.I for one, stand on the side of the great scientists of our prospering human race. Several reasons contrive my argument as to why I believe this, and I will explain each t ...

(5 pages) 48 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Socio-biological views of Human Aggression.

Jasmine DonovanANTH 214 Mackres12:30 p.m. T/Th4/3/03Sociobiological views of Human AggressionThe Webster's dictionary defines sociobiology as, "The study of the biological deter ... t such behavior is often genetically transmitted and subject to evolutionary processes." Basically, human behaviors are due to our genetic makeup, rather than it being learned from culture. In support ... Konrad Lorenz, developed an elaborate biological hypothesis based on his recorded comparisons with human and animal behavior. In 1966, he wrote a book, On Aggression, which outlined that in the long ...

(6 pages) 123 0 3.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Out of Africa: A Plausible Explanation.

The origination of the human species is still shrouded in a considerable degree of confusion through lack of empirical evid ... l records. To the contrary, a good deal of modern anthropology suggests that the origination of the human species stems from multiple continents. This argument is supported by anthropologist Millord W ... contrast to the multi-regional explanation of hominid development (proposed by Wolpoff in Race and Human Evolution), Stringer uses a single-origin theory in order to explain the recent emergence and ...

(4 pages) 82 0 2.9 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

The Stolen Generation - Implications of Australian law on the children of the stolen generation.

cientistswho thought that each race was at a different level of developmentin an ongoing process of human evolution. In this "hierarchy ofraces", Europeans were believed to be the most highly evolved, ... ve them in a social and cultural limbo.The intentions of law-makers and administrators were usually"humane" enough. They argued that the removal of children fromcircumstances that offended white notio ...

(4 pages) 172 4 3.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Evolution is a theory that is widely accepted throughout science.

A human being is a creature with delicate movements and unpredictable intelligence which fades away wi ... ervation of those traits can be seen in written texts and the practice of research and visual arts. Human evolution, meaning the biological and cultural development of the Homo sapiens, therefore, has ... rriers faced by evolutionists. The current goal in genetic research is for creating an extension of human life; human beings intend to have inexhaustible resources as well as an inclination for longer ...

(2 pages) 58 2 2.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

A survey of the literature about the little-known Austrolapithecus anamensis. Topics include the role that A. anamensis may play in a macroevolutionary model.

Hominid evolution and the eventual rise of modern humans is thought to be a rather vague science by many unfamiliar with the field. The public at larg ... zed Lucy (or Australopithecus afarensis to the paleoanthropologically savvy). For the everyday Joe, human evolution begins with A. afarensis, passes through Homo neanderthalensis and ends with us (whi ... remains to this date just that - speculation) that because the tibia has more in common with modern humans than it does with A. afarensis, "it may very well be possible that we are more closely relate ...

(7 pages) 66 1 3.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Reading is un-natural to children yet necessary for active participation in modern culture and society.

ds them with, in short, we are a product of our society and we consume what it provides us with. As human beings we are innately sociable creatures, so one could argue that society today is natural to ... ychologists, philosophers, scientists, and educationalists stand against the concept that a natural human being could inhabit today's modern culture. Children are supposedly forced, not guided, into a ...

(22 pages) 194 0 4.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The Debate Over Early Humans

The human race has a long and complex history. In the last century, there have been many discoveries tha ... last century, there have been many discoveries that help anthropologists develop theories as to how humans evolved. However, different people who find the same kind of fossils have come up with differ ... personal opinions of their authors. There are a very large number of questions about the history of human evolution."How Man Began," an article out of TIME Magazine, talks about the discovery of a hum ...

(7 pages) 79 0 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Human Genome Diversity Project- Opinion

The Human Genome Diversity Project (HGD Project) is an international project that seeks to understand th ... Project) is an international project that seeks to understand the diversity and unity of the entire human species by studying their DNA. Luigi Sforza inspired the HGD Project and now there is a large ... s a large storage base of DNA in California.The project's aim is to piece together the puzzle of human evolution and document the genetic variation of the human species worldwide. The HGD Project i ...

(1 pages) 36 0 4.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

The Evolution of Man. Simple outline and examples of evolution.

son of the skulls of a gorilla and a modern man illustrate the main trends that have taken place in human evolution from an ape-like ancestry. But apart from the skull, there have been major changes i ... Old World monkeys as well as to modern apes.There is considerable controversy over the progress of human evolution, and particularly over when the split took place between the line leading to modern ...

(7 pages) 122 1 3.9 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The Neanderthal Should Be Classified As A subspecies of Modern Man

hether the Neanderthal should be classified as a subspecies of modern man or should have a place in human evolution. Since its discovery of the Neanderthal fossil in 1856, people have been arguing whe ... , according to the essay, the DNA of the Neanderthals shows few similarities with the DNA of modern humans. This also tells the researchers that the Neanderthals diverged about 600,000 years ago to fo ...

(2 pages) 33 0 4.3 Jun/2005

Subjects: Science Essays

Human Evolution: Discuss the significance of the recent discovery of homo floresiensis for paleoanthropology.

nid culture and dispersal. Most significantly it has effected uncertainty about the path of "modern human" evolution as well as the relationship between physical characters e.g. encephalisation, heigh ... t 30,000 years ago . As a result H.Floresiensis is thought to have been contemporaneous with modern humans who arrived in the region 35,000-55,000 years ago, but who survived where H.Floresiensis didn ...

(5 pages) 79 0 3.7 Oct/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Archaeology

Journal Review: "Dim Forest, Bright Chimps" (Author: Boesch, Christophe and Boesch-Achermann, Hedwige).

ional Park. The goal of studying these chimps was to help "shed new light on prevailing theories of human evolution" (72). Anthropologists believe that some 1.8 million years ago, hunting cooperativel ... ry. "These mental abilities in spatial representation compare with some of those of a nine-year-old human" (73).The second part of the article describes the different hunting methods used by the Tai a ...

(3 pages) 50 0 4.9 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology


d culture which contributes to the quality and length of life.To begin with, since the beginning of human evolution, diet has always been a fundamental aspect of life. A balanced diet, that is the rig ...

(3 pages) 84 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Genetic Engineering

the natural order of things. The moral question of genetic engineering can be answered by studying human evolution and the idea of survival of the fittest. The question of safety can be answered by l ... ly accepted, but why? It is no different for a plant to be able to fight off pests then it is for a human to be able to fight off diseases. This is a contradiction, because society is saying that it i ...

(9 pages) 88 1 4.8 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Commentary On Sciences And Space

heories and laws in science about things which cannot be directly experienced, such as black holes, human evolution, and infinity. Scientists may believe in these theories because they serve as the be ... y serve as the best explanation to date. Black holes have never been directly experienced by humans, yet there are many theories about them. There are even theories about "worm holes," wh ...

(1 pages) 431 0 1.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


s of Lake Turkana. He also discovered a Homo habilis skull in 1972 and a Homo erectus skull in 1975(Human Evolution).In 1969, Leakey was diagnosed, with terminal kidney disease, with a prognosis of le ... boy (Origins). In 1985, he discovered the first skull of the species Australopithecus aethiopicus (Human Evolution).Since 1989, Leakey has little to do with paleoanthropology, although he remains int ...

(2 pages) 710 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology