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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2020 8:56 p.m. PST

… tell us about the evolution of modern intelligence

"When did something like us first appear on the planet? It turns out there's remarkably little agreement on this question. Fossils and DNA suggest people looking like us, anatomically modern Homo sapiens, evolved around 300,000 years ago. Surprisingly, archaeology tools, artefacts, cave art suggest that complex technology and cultures, "behavioural modernity", evolved more recently: 50,000-65,000 years ago…"

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Stryderg09 Oct 2020 6:40 a.m. PST

Who says we're fully human now?

USAFpilot09 Oct 2020 8:00 a.m. PST

Who says we're fully human now?

It's part of the arrogance of modern man to think that we are evolution's endpoint and not just an intermediate step along the way.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2020 9:00 a.m. PST

We're still evolving.
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2020 11:29 a.m. PST

(smile)

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Whatisitgood4atwork09 Oct 2020 11:45 a.m. PST

I plan to be fully human within the next decade. Or so. Well, nearly fully human.

HMS Exeter10 Oct 2020 3:37 p.m. PST

Are we not men…?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2020 8:09 p.m. PST

Ha!….

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