8 Incredible Facts You May Not Know About Human Evolution

An interesting article at io9: 8 Incredible Facts You May Not Know About Human Evolution.

For most of the time that modern humans have existed on the planet, we’ve been hunter gatherers.  It’s not until about 10,000 or so years ago that people started settling down and farming, with civilization cranking up around 5000 years ago.  For almost two hundred thousand years before then, anatomically modern humans essentially lived in a state of nature, albeit with progressively more sophisticated tools over time.

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8 Responses to 8 Incredible Facts You May Not Know About Human Evolution

  1. amanimal says:

    Very interesting – I’ll have to go back and go through the links, which reminds me that I’m really enjoying the *Related articles* links you’re providing as well as the embedded ones – thanks!

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  2. Thanks for the feedback! I’m still very much figuring out this blogging thing and experimenting with what works. Though I can’t take too much credit for the related articles. WordPress throws them up as suggestions and all I really have to do is select the ones I think fit. (I err on being inclusive, so I’m glad to hear they’re useful.)

    BTW, let me know if there’s anything you’d like to discuss. I may not be able to say much about it, but I could start the thread for you and others.

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  3. amanimal says:

    As you know the cognitive science of religion is a primary interest of mine, and according to Wiki:

    “The field employs methods and theories from a very broad range of disciplines, including: cognitive psychology, evolutionary psychology, cognitive anthropology, artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience, neurobiology, zoology, and ethology.”

    … as well as anything and everything to do with the unconscious. I’ll try to give some thought to something more specific. Thanks!

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