“Appa how was I born?“ – Art by Joylene Lobo
Millions of years before industry, agriculture, and civilization, the world stage was set for a creature’s unprecedented rise. The history of human evolution began about seven million years ago when the human lineage separated from that of the chimpanzees.
Over time, a joint cast of more than 20 early human species of hominids emerged. Most went extinct, while others may have been ancestors of today’s humans. Each species exhibited varying degrees of human physical and behavioral traits, such as large brains, small teeth, bipedality, and tool use.
These hominids were divided into three main groups. Early hominids, australopithecus and homogeneous genus. Mankind’s first relatives lived between seven and 4.4 million years ago in Africa. Having recently shared a common ancestor with chimpanzees, they had many ape-like traits, such as a small cranial capacity.
However, the fossils show that some ancient hominids were also beginning to show human-like characteristics, such as small canines that were probably used more for eating rather than hunting or fighting. The next phase of hominin evolution involved primates called australopithecines. They lived between 4.4 and 1.4 million years across the African continent. Like its old australopithecus brothers, beautiful ape features.
However, changes in the skull, spine, and legs indicate a noticeable shift toward a very human trait. Constant biped locomotion. The third and current phase of human evolution involves members of the homo genus. The earliest homosexual species probably date back more than two million years, making them contemporaries of some Australopithecines. But unlike previous hominids that exhibited a mosaic of ape and human traits.
Homo species were clearly becoming more human. Its cranial capacity was growing more than any other hominid. They developed sophisticated stone tool technology. And they became the first to control fire. While a cast of more than 20 hominin species have toured this Earth, only one remains. The homo sapiens formed by millions of years of evolution embarked on a journey of exploration and industry that their ancestors could only have dreamed of.
Why Some Humans Are Born With Tails
Look down at your body. Some of that stuff doesn’t do anything, and I’m about to call it out. Your body is filled with genetic and biological garbage. Not just the junk DNA we’ve talked about in the past but actual structures that your body took the time to put together. And they don’t do anything.
A couple of new studies just completed by researchers at various University focused on our feet. Take off your shoe and try and bend your foot in the middle. The average human foot should only bend in one place, at the ball. But 1 out of every 13, at least, can bend a second joint in their foot just like chimps. Everyone’s got that joint. But a lot of us, we can’t bend it, because our bodies added a tough ligament once we started walking upright.
Those with softer ligaments, they can bend their foot. And that’s not all. That’s just one of the things that you can do at parties. Genetic stuff we once needed that is now irrelevant or non-functional is called vestigial, a vestige of our evolutionary past. Leftovers like the second footjoint are all over in our DNA.
The appendix was useful at one point, for example, but now it’s just kind of chilling. Some primates have appendices and use them to digest tough cellulose, but we really don’t eat that anymore. So now we don’t need it.
Over the generations of humans, it’s become slowly less pronounced. But it’s still present like an evolutionary intestinal time bomb. Another is this vestigial tail. It’s just one of those weird things that our DNA gives embryos as a genetic leftover. But usually, they’re given the command to die by the genes while you’re still in the womb. But rarely we make it through birth with this vestigial extension.
If you’re still in doubt about evolution, then combine the tail with a condition called lanugo, or a fine growth of hair that can develop on a fetus. And it sometimes is present at birth. So we have tails and we’re covered in fur at birth, and somehow we didn’t evolve from animals? Get out of town.
We have a whole other host of vestigial items– goosebumps, tonsils, wisdom teeth, and other things left over from when we had fur. We had more primitive immune systems, and we used cellulose-based diets. My favorite, though–our third eyelid. We have a vestigial third eyelid just like reptiles, guys. It was designed to keep the eyeball moist and to protect it. And now we put that baby in a corner, genetically speaking. What is an evolutionary trait that you wish we hadn’t dropped? There are a bunch of lists online if none of these tickle your fancy.
Life is so huge that it has no meaning. If there was a meaning to every life, the moment you found the meaning of that particular life, it would be over. But you can’t end life that way. You write a million books about it, it is still constantly expanding.
It has no meaning to life, which means that the very rudimentary minds in the world are always trying to explain life like this or what you cannot explain because it contains you. You’re everything. Everything you discover is only a small aspect, you give it to any definition. You give it to him it’s just him notions about it Life is far beyond meaning life is beyond meaning And that’s why it’s so beautiful.
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