Traits , mankind , humankind
One trait common to humankind is speech. The voice box or the larynx sits lower within the throat in people than in chimps. This factor enables human speech. The ancestors of human evolved roughly 350, 000 years ago with a descended larynx (Jolly, 2001). We have a descended hyoid bone that is not attached to any bone of the body and allows us to articulate words as we speak. Second we have an upright posture. This is our common mode of locomotion Humans have the lumbar curve that ensures that we are able to maintain our balance as we walk or stand. It however leaves us vulnerable to strain and lower back pain. Another trait in mankind is nakedness. In comparison to the apes, we look naked since we are not hairy all over the body. Humans just have shorter, thinner and lighter hairs. In addition, human have embraced clothing unlike other creatures of the animal kingdom. Development of clothing has been influenced the evolution of other species (Jolly, 2001).
Unarguably, humans have an extraordinary brain that differentiates them from all creatures particularly the animal kingdom. The human brain weighs around three pounds when mature and enables us to think and reason beyond the capabilities of all other primates. The hands are a common trait not only to humans but also most primates. It enables human to have a grip and exceptional dexterity to manipulate and hold tools with (France, 1999). The humans are also able to make and control fire. Our ancestors had many uses of fire such as providing light and also keeping predators away. Today people still use fire for warmth and cooking. According to Darwin, humans are the only species that express the trait of blushing. This trait ensures people remain honest and revealing humans' innermost emotions (Jolly, 2001).
[...] The early man had a simple lifestyle as opposed to the current man who has a very complex lifestyle (France, 1999). The population has also grown within time and hence more issues, and challenges have come up. The population growth has demanded for more, effective and new ways to tackle issues unlike in the past. Luckily enough the mankind traits have continued to evolve to suit the trends. According to specific culturally driven trait selections, research shows that evolution will continue to happen. Our brains for examples are shrinking as time goes by. [...]
[...] It however leaves us vulnerable to strain and lower back pain. Another trait in mankind is nakedness. In comparison to the apes, we look naked since we are not hairy all over the body. Humans just have shorter, thinner and lighter hairs. In addition, human have embraced clothing unlike other creatures of the animal kingdom. Development of clothing has been influenced the evolution of other species (Jolly, 2001). Unarguably, humans have an extraordinary brain that differentiates them from all creatures particularly the animal kingdom. [...]
[...] The gods of Indian and Greek were said to be superhuman but they never the planet's issues. The scientists and Philosophers made the first efforts to speculate the nature of the planet, mankind and also the afterlife. Today, through the history of mankind from Sumeria through India, China and Rome has a lot of lessons related to mankind evolution and also the discoveries. The religion seemed to have no ability to explain and come up with solutions for the various challenges that people were facing. [...]
[...] It has also allowed us to work together to tackle the world challenges. Through globalization, cultural differences are becoming narrower. The lifestyle of mankind has become complex with needs increasing all around through shelter, food, money and power among others. Through improvement of the communication and transportation system, mankind continues to discover new ways to do things and enhance the evolution. Other scholars have claimed that human will soon take charge of the evolution and transcend their biological limitations through technology (Jolly, 2001). [...]
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