Like all mammals, lemurs feed off their mothers for milk. And they can live up until the ages between 20 and 25 (Garbutt 52). From the way lemurs look to the way lemurs act they are indeed primates. They all have many different characteristics as other non-human and human primates. Lemurs behaviors also help demonstrate how they live and survive as a primate.
In the book, Your Inner Fish, by Neil Shubin he presents the notion of evolution and how we can trace parts that make up the human body back to jellyfish, worms, and even fish. The book not only discusses how we arose to be what we are today, but also the implications our ancestors had on our current body plan. In this essay, I will demonstrate that I have digested the entirety of Shubin’s book by convincing you (dear reader) that everything in our bodies is based on simple changes to already existing systems. To make this case, I will use the evidence of limb development in a vast array of organisms, the four arches found in the embryological stage of development, the structures inside our noses, and how our ears have come about all due to modifications. There is common plan for all limbs: one bone, followed by two bones, then a bunch of little bones, and finally digits.
An understanding of brain biology suggests a definition of an existence of humans not only by biological structures like genes, but also by a growth of a decision-making from “truth” and “intimacy.” For every situations, knowledge helps people to decide their dialogues and actions. People use their knowledge when they make a decision. This decision affects people’s lives and relationships with other people. A truth comes from people’s knowledge. This knowledge affects people’s morality because people can have morality only with knowledge.
I will first discuss animals because animals are studied and compared to humans all of the time due to close genetic makeups that is possible. Empathic studies done in children and infants will be an important aspect of my argument as well. Lastly, I will discuss what happens if you are born without empathy. Which is basically putting someone into the category of being considered a psychopath. People can also be “good” or “bad” psychopaths.
Defining a Human Being Dictionary Definition: Human being- a man, woman or child from the species homo sapiens. Homo sapiens- the primate species of which modern humans belong. [IMAGE] As you can see, there is no one single thing that makes us human. What you must do is a flow chart to cancel out other life forms to leave humans, thus showing what only humans have. The diagram shows firstly that humans fit into the "mammals" category, which cancels out everything else like reptiles, fish, birds, etc.
Another difference between a chimpanzee and a human is the able to be in water. Most all humans like to be in water and can swim and chimpanzee are deeply terrified of the water and can not swim (Morris). Primates are characterized by their unique characteristics, behaviors, and features. This is also why humans are considered to be a primate. With the human evolution researchers are able to find these common similarities.
Biologically speaking, humans are unique in that they are bipedal, they have larger brain sizes, and longer leg length. When examining the cultural evolution of humans we have a complex language system, we live in communities, engage in symbolic behavior, and act through emotional impulses. While we are often considered to be superior to all other animals, it is important to recognize that while we are animals, we have very distinct characteristics and adaptations that separate us both biologically and culturally from all other animals. Works Cited Lieberman, Daniel. "The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease" https://books.google.com/books?isbn=0307907414
Genes determines the development of a fetus inside its mother’s womb and outside of the mother’s womb. Genes from parents are passed down to their children and this sets up their lifelong development. When a male cell meets with female reproductive cell, they start a process for a new life in a woman’s womb. The sperm has a different copy of the gene and an egg the same and so when they meet, two copies of genes are present and through them a new life begins and it will comprise both genes. From the eyes to the color of the hair, genetics plays a role in a person’s biological make up and development.
A human’s ability to feel for those around them is an anomaly amongst other species. Each human is unique and each feels differently but all feel deeply for themselves and others. Brain May wrote an article on what makes the human race unique: she stated that a human’s kindness is a unique characteristic. Also a BBC documentary was created, it explores this idea as well. In the video, What Make Us Human, Professor Alice Roberts studies our closest relative specie, the chimpanzees.
Humans are not the only consumers of the foods that we grow. There are several characteristics of living things. One of those characteristics is metabolism. Metabolism is the chemical process that occurs within a living organism in order to maintain life. Pathogens like bacteria, viruses and parasites want the same nutrients from meat, for example, that we do because they also have a metabolism that they have to maintain through the food that they consume (provided that the organism is a heterotroph-consumption of another organism for nourishment).