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Marty Jopson

The Science of Being Human

  • mr4251754has quoted4 months ago
    But evolution is not a process of increasing complexity, nor any other measure of superiority you can find.
  • Faisal Khanhas quotedlast month
    Our genus Homo contains just one species at the moment, and that’s us
  • Cathleen Guintohas quoted2 months ago
    none of us is an island and we all live out our lives surrounded by other humans.
  • Wqxplayhas quoted2 months ago
    and to my mind there is nothing more fascinating than the science of being human.
  • b1678190572has quoted4 months ago
    he system was invented back in 1735 by one of the great scientists of the eighteenth century, a Swedish naturalist called Carl Linnaeus
  • Barry Anilhas quoted6 months ago
    the humble and dull-looking lymphocytes turned out to be at the heart of the system. Not only that, there are three distinct flavours of lymphocyte: the B-cells make antibodies, the T-cells identify foreign agents in our bodies and the natural killer cells seek out and destroy our own cells that have become infected with viruses.
  • Faisal Khanhas quoted10 days ago
    series of extraordinary fossils were found in a cave that lies halfway between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, in Dmanisi in Georgia. This series of five skulls showed a wide range of features that would appear to point to a number of different species being present, including Homo habilis, Homo erectus and even a couple of less well-known species, such as Homo ergaster and Homo rudolfensis.
  • Faisal Khanhas quoted11 days ago
    After this we get to members of our own Homo genus, in turn: Homo habilis, Homo erectus, Homo neanderthalensis and, finally, Homo sapiens
  • Faisal Khanhas quoted11 days ago
    the figure next to the ape is an Australopithecus of some sort
  • Faisal Khanhas quoted11 days ago
    But if organism B can also breed with organism C, then that makes all three organisms the same species, except that in a ring species organism C can’t breed with organism A, which means they are different species
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