What is human?

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The interpretation of the term “human” is dependent on an individual’s expectation of what a human is supposed to be like. The evolution of the current Homo sapiens species begun with other species that might not be considered humans due to the level of intelligence they held. I believe that in order to be considered human, the species has to have a way of communicating with each other in a spoken language that includes proper grammar and be able to contribute to the progression of their society by being inventive with technology and culture. Due to my interpretation of the term “human”, I feel that the first hominin species to be considered “human” is Homo neadertalensis. I will be comparing and contrasting physical and behavioral traits that distinguish the current Homo sapiens species and Homo neadertalensis with our closest primate relatives, the chimpanzees. Chimpanzees are our closest primate relatives due to the closeness in genetic material. Although we are genetically similar there are differences in language, which is due to the physical traits held in the brain. A chimpan...

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