Tag Archives: humanity

Rethinking "out Of Africa" | Conversation | Edge

"We're having to re-evaluate the Out-of-Africa theory, and we're having to re-evaluate the species concepts we apply, because in one view of thinking, species should be self-contained units. They don't interbreed with other species." This is a point that has confused me for some time. Species are not supposed to be capable of reproducing with other species. So why are neanderthals a different species?
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Languages Grew From a Seed in Africa, a Study Says – NYTimes.com

The evidence from linguistics seems to confirm an "out of africa" hypothesis, and an origin in South-west Africa
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Evidence of 42,000 year old deep sea fishing revealed | Past Horizons

Evidence of deep sea fishing from 42,00 years ago
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Flying Rhinos on Vimeo

Efforts to save the black rhino by moving remaining individuals to a reserve in South Africa
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What Is the Wavelength of Magenta?

I was always confused about Magenta - Where is it on the EM-spectrum? The answer - It isn't!, it's a psychological trick, created by human minds to join the opposite ends of the visible spectrum. It seems our brains really do think of color as a wheel not a spectrum.
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BBC News – Primates leapt to social living

An analysis of over 200 primate species by a University of Oxford team suggests that our ancestors gave up their solitary existence when they shifted from being nocturnal creatures to those that are active during the day.
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BBC News – Western black rhino declared extinct

The Anthropocene is here and its not good for large mammals.
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Visualizing How A Population Grows To 7 Billion : NPR

An interesting and informative video on human population numbers. The video illustrates birth and death rates , and population numbers for 5 regions of the world for the past thousand years. Pretty high data density and very well explained
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What kind of computer is the brain? – The Santa Fe New Mexican

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