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    Free Will

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    A Question of I The sense we experience as I, or me, is one which has been both questioned and debated undoubtedly since the beginnings of recorded human history. From the first cave paintings, to the great library of Alexandria and today the internet, a clear record of mankind’s recognition of himself as separate from the world around him has been depicted and seems to be an inherent theme. This paper will serve not only as a dissent to the current popular belief of free will evidenced globally

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    Evolution Assessment: Part A Q1: Hominidae is a family, which included great apes and humans. All members are mostly larger compared to earlier primate species. Their key features included long arms, short legs, no tail, five fingers and five toes, opposable thumbs and big toes. They mostly lived on the ground and could stand up on two legs. The difference between Hominins and Honindae group is that Hominids consists of extinct Great Apes, including modern humans, chimpanzees, gorillas and their

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    This subspecies of the western gorilla is unfortunately known for being the most threatened of all subspecies. It was initially considered a new species in 1904 when it was named Gorilla diehli, but its lifestyle was unknown for many years until further research made in the 1980s produced new interesting facts about its life. Despite being considered as a species before , new information led to consider them as subspecies of the western Gorilla. The appearance of the cross river gorilla is not very

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    Homo Sapiens

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    extremities, a collarbone, and a single pair of mammary glands on the chest (order Primates); and that has eyes at the front of the head, stereoscopic vision, and a proportionately large brain (suborder Anthropoidea). The species belongs to the family Hominidae, the general characteristics of which are discussed below. III. Structure and PhysiologyPrint section The details of skeletal structure distinguishing Homo sapiens from the nearest primate relatives—the gorilla, chimpanzee, and orangutan—stem

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    Human Evolution

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    humans were always humans. Humans are classified in the mammalian family Primates. In this arrangement, humans, along with our extinct close ancestors, and our nearest living relatives, the African apes, are sometimes placed together in the family Hominidae because of genetic similarities. Two-leg walking seems to be one of the earliest of the major hominine characteristics to have evolved. In the course of human evolution the size of the brain has been more than tripled. The increase in brain size

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    The Orangutan: The Overlooked Ape

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    Birutė Galdikas and her orangutans didn’t capture the hearts of the public in quite the same way (Schwartz, 1987). That disregard is a shame, as there is much the orangutan can show us. One aspect is their place in relation to their family members in Hominidae; are the two species that make up the orangutan closer to humans than chimpanzees? Another topic worthy of further examination is their social organization, characterized by a complex social network with mostly solitary lifestyles (Strier, 2000)

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    The members of the Order Primates, Family Hominidae are considered an endangered species. The Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) populations have been diminished to areas of the Virunga Mountains of Central Africa that are found in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda. Description and Identification Mountain Gorillas are one of the largest existing primates, second only two its cousin, the Eastern Lowland Gorilla. Males on average

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    Apes Essay

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    apes is just based on a lack of knowledge. First of all, I believe that whoever made this claim does not mean ape, but they mean gorillas. Humans are apes and so are gorillas. However, humans did not evolve from gorillas. They are both part of the Hominidae family. Characteristics of this classification include bipedal locomotion, teeth structure, increased brain size, and manual dexterity. This transformation is seen in all Hominids over millions of years. Below, is a table that shows the transformation

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    Human Evolution

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    within this order, humans, along with our extinct close ancestors, and our nearest living relatives, the African apes, are sometimes placed together in the family Hominidae because of genetic similarities, although classification systems more commonly still place great apes in a separate family, Pongidae. If the single grouping, Hominidae, is used, the separate human line in the hominid family is distinguished by being placed in a subfamily, Homininae, whose members are then called hominines—the

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    The Human Brain

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    The Human Brain Through the use of molecular biology it is thought that the hominidae family first appeared about 5 million years ago. Based on this time frame it is believed that an African Hominoid lineage was present shortly before that time, approximately 10 myp, which contained the common ancestor to both the chimpanzee and human. The split into proto-chimpanzee and proto-human occurred during the last million years of the Miocene epoch. (Changeux and Chavaillon pg. 61). The fossils, especially

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