The Contradictions Of Human Evolution

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Human evolution is the long process of change in which humankind originated from apes. Before Charles Darwin, Carolus Linnaeus, chose the word,”homo,” which is Latin for human, in his classification system. During this time, along with Linnaeus, other scientists considered apes to be close relatives to humans due to their anatomical similarities. In the 1960s and 70s, African researchers found fossils of australopithecines, an extinct creature related to humankind in Africa. Later more fossils were found in this part of Africa. Darwin’s theory of evolution was an improvement of ancient Greek philosophers which predicted that life came from non-life and the evolution of man from animal. In 1859, Charles Darwin argued about the idea of new species …show more content…
That’s the question scientist have been asking themselves for thousands of years. It’s a big contradiction between one’s beliefs and one’s ideas. Both scientist and supporters of religious beliefs, have the same idea that we were all created and we didn’t just come into existence out of nothing. The only difference is that science keeps evolutionizing, therefore the idea of human evolution keeps advancing. On the other hand, believers in God, have had the same idea, because their beliefs are based on the holy scriptures. Thankfully, we have the freedom to choose what we wish to believe in. This contradiction between human evolution and the creation of humankind by God have is still among …show more content…
Many archeologists believe that humans originated from Eastern Africa. Then as humans began to modernize, they began to spread to other parts of the world. The most ancient ancestor of mankind is the Dryopithecus, who lived in Africa, China, and Europe during the Miocene period. Their first species were discovered in 1856, in Haute-Garonne, France. The Dryopithecus lacks many specializations that differentiate humans and apes. This is because their teeth are larger and weaker than the ones of humans. Also, their limbs were shorter and the skull was not well-developed. A form close to the Dryopithecus is the Ramapithecus who lived between twelve and fourteen million years ago. Some fossils of Ramapithecus jaws were found in North India and East Africa in 1932. Once its jaw was reconstructed, it was considered a human ancestor due to its jaw. Later in 1976, a complete jaw was discovered which made it clear that it was a non hominid creature, instead it was considered an ancestor of the orangutan. Then it was the Australopithecus, the close forerunner of the genus Homo, which was first made in 1924. They walked similar to humans and it is believed that they used stones to hunt small animals. After the Australopithecus stage, came the Homo Erectus, which was first discovered by Eugene Dubois in 1891 in an island called Java. Later on, another one was found in China and it is believed that they were cave-dwellers who used

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