12 November 2015
TA Elias Capello
Named by Donald Johanson & Tim White in 1978
Species: A. afarensis
II. Physical Characteristics
The Australopithecus afarensis without a doubt had both ape and human features. Just looking at the face of this animal you can see a startling resemblance to humans. The way the eyes are set in the face, the slight protrusion of the nose, and the ever so small back set nature of the jaw brings to mind undeniably human features.
They were medium sized, dark creatures, with bodies…
Over the last five hundred thousand years, Chimpanzees have undergone speciation resulting in four subspecies within Pan troglodytes, the common chimp, a species of the great ape. There are four subspecies related to the Pan troglodytes: the West African Chimp (P. t. verus), the Nigeria-Cameroon Chimp (P. t. ellioti), the Central Chimp (P. t. troglodytes), and the Eastern Chimp (P. t. schweinfurthii). Here is the scientific classification of the Common Chimpanzee: the kingdom is Animalia, the…
period. Therapsids, or mammal-like reptiles, is an order of reptiles that lived in the Permian and Triassic Periods before going extinct in the mid Jurassic Period. It is difficult for scientist to determine when the divide between therapsids and mammals occurred. Early mammals had small, mouselike forms. Very few were large, because dinosaurs were the unquestioned dominant land animals on earth. The ecological niche they inhabited included eating plants, insects, and small lizards. They lived…
have been able to unearth clues from beginnings of Human civilization in spite of various contentions. Evolution has transformed virtually every organism to grace planet Earth, and the evolutionary process that led to the modern day human commenced in the continent of Africa. Furthermore, as humanity developed the sexual dimorphism between both sexes led to varying roles for males and females. Along with archeological findings, the earliest forms of art also gave us a glimpse into the lives of…
The Pan Troglodytes
With a genetic code of 98.4% - 99.4% identical to human beings, and a lineage that matches our own all the way to the family hominidae it comes as no surprise that of all the variety of species and living organisms that chimpanzees would seem the most human-like. Below I intend to discuss the chimpanzee’s taxonomy, morphology, habitat, and social structure.
The chimpanzee’s taxonomy, or pan troglodytes (species name for the chimpanzee) hails from the genus: pan, family:…
human ancestors from the past, one must look no further than the Gorilla gorilla gorilla, which we share almost 96 percent of DNA with. (Scally, A et al., 2012) These once abundant giants who used to inhabit large areas in Central Africa and surrounding countries, are now on the brink of extinction due to habitat loss, illegal hunting for bush meat and diseases. To prevent the worst outcome from happening, it is essential that we as humans create sustainable strategies that will increase the…
Evaporating of the thin layer of water on the skin result in cooling of the surface”(Larsen, 2013 p.107). A shift in hominids thermoregulatory system did occur 50mya, but it cannot be determined that it was the cause of bipedalism it has no significant of selective pressure expect body temp regulation. When speaking again from that they stood up at mid-day it not pausable that the sun would just be in one direction or sign specifically overhead. If temperature played a significant role in the…
Marquez & Kafka
Society is a very cruel and unusual place, we focus more on having then being. Human beings aren 't respectful, we don 't care about others feelings we think of only our self’s. If you aren 't “normal” or what society thinks you should be its even more cruel to you, because we are a deceitful species, not thinking of others in anyway just ourselves. When reading Kafkas story, “A Hunger Artist” and Marquez’s story, “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings” they don 't give you a very…
Views on Humanity
Over time, the definition of the term “human” has been an on-going paradox. Many scientist have studied on the topic of humanity and what truly defines a human being. As of now there are no fully established facts on either side. In order to identify a “ human” one has to determine the functions of the mind, which creates unique living styles, and broadens questioning of what is humanity.
Research has come up with three basic arguments to identify a human based off of the…
1.1 Concept of robot:
After studying various methods to climb a rope or rod, we came to conclude that a coconut tree climbers method was the best suited for the job. It resembles the motion of a sloth. It uses both pairs of its limbs (fore limbs and hind limbs) to climb a rope and a tree. It moves both its hind limbs in one step and then both its fore limbs in another. Each pair of limbs acts as a gripper. Only one pair of limbs is used at a time for gripping the tree (while in motion) while…