Posts tagged humans.


Early Human migration from Africa to all corners of the world [1,911 x 1,422]

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Humans are…


Eukaryota (cells with a nucleus)

Animalia (multicellular life that feeds on other organic matter)

Bilatera (bilaterally symmetrical with three cellular layers)

Deuterostomia (anus forms first, then the mouth)

Chordata (possessing a notochord at some point of their development)

Craniata (possessing a distinct skull)

Vertebrata (animals with backbones)

Gnathostomata (animals with jaws)

Sarcopterygii (Lobe finned fish and their terrestrial descendants)

Tetrapoda (terrestrial four legged animals )

Amniota (animals whose eggs contain several membranes)

Synapsida (possessing a single hole behind the eye within their skulls)

Therapsida (animals whose legs are held under the body and possess more advance teeth)

Theriodontia (having more mammalian type teeth)

Cynodontia (reduced number of bones in jaw and possessing a secondary palate)

Mammals (animals that possess hair and produce milk through their mammary glands)

Theria (animals that give birth without the use of a shelled egg)

Eutheria (animals that possess a placenta)

Epitheria (possessing stirrup shaped stapes in the middle ear)

Boreoeutheria (contains the taxa of Laurasiatheria and Euarchontoglires)

Euarchontoglires (contains the clades of Glires and  Euachonta)

Euarchonta (contains the order of Scadentia, and miroder Primatomorpha)

Primatomorpha (contains the orders of Dermoptera and Primata)

Primata (having hands, forward facing eyes and binocular vision)

Haplorhini (tarsiers, monkeys and apes)

Simiiformes (new world monkeys, old world monkeys, and apes)

Catarrhini (old world monkeys and apes)

Hominoidea (the lesser and greater apes)

Hominidae (the great apes: orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and humans)

Homininae (gorillas, chimpanzees, and humans)

Homo (Modern humans and their ancestors)





Title: Space travel
Artist: Jolene Wong (sofilledwithfeeling)

It’s no wonder I feel so exhausted.


Two Months Until the Mayan Doomsday Nonevent

For some reason, people really want to remind the world that Oct. 21 marks two months before the biggest nonevent in recent history. Even more perplexing is the fact that others seem to really want the world to end in 61 days time.

Why do these strange individuals want us to believe in this nonsense? Some have a book to sell, while others have a horribly-edited YouTube video they want to share. Others are just plain odd. But regardless of the intent, the result is confusion and fear. Sadly, it is often people who would have otherwise gotten on with their lives peacefully who have swallowed the doomsday nonsense and become needlessly worried about the end of the world.

But wait! There are still Mayan descendents who live in Central America. Are they currently digging bunkers and stocking up on canned “Apocalypse-ready” baked beans? Um, no. Why’s that then?

The Mayans never predicted doomsday! The end of a calendar cycle doesn’t mean it’s doomsday. The calendar wasn’t a magic calendar, it was just a way to document time, remember future dates and record past events. That’s what calendars do. Lacking a culture to renew the Long Count, it looks like the final cycle — the 13th bak’tun — will come to an end… and that’s about it.

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sometimes I wish the world would end, but then I get sad because ducks would no longer exist. 


i wonder what it would take for this to happen again… would China have to launch people to the moon or mars to get American’s excited about space again?

The Psychology of Sputnik

Fifty-five years ago today, the Soviet Union launched history’s first artificial satellite.

Sputnik was an innocuous satellite; Soviet scientists behind the launch were just happy to successfully put the probe into orbit. But in the United States the reaction was different.

The engineering feat very quickly gave way to hysteria and paranoia. President Eisenhower initially downplayed the role of the satellite as a threat to find that he’d grossly underestimated its psychological impact.

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500 Million-Year-Old ‘Mistake’ Led to Humans

A spineless creature experienced two doublings in DNA, triggering the evolution of humans and other animals.

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Image: An amphioxus (also called a lancelet), which is a very distant cousin to humans and other vertebrates. It is the creature most similar to the original spineless organism that existed before a major genomic event occurred. Credit: Carol MacKintosh

I wish internet articles were required to list their sources (in detail) because I’d like to read more about this.



The Superior Human?

“The Superior Human?” is the first documentary to systematically challenge the common human belief that humans are superior to other life forms. The documentary reveals the absurdity of this belief while exploding human bias.

This is amazing.

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Derrida on “The Animal”

“The gaze called animal offers to my sight the abyssal limit of the human: the inhuman or the human, the ends of man, that is to say the border crossing from which vantage man dares to announce himself to himself, thereby calling himself by the name that he believes he gives himself. And in these moments of nakedness, under the gaze of the animal, everything can happen to me, I am like a child ready for the apocalypse. I am (following) the apocalypse itself, that is to say the ultimate and first event of the end, the unveiling and the verdict.”

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  April 11, 2012 at 03:00am
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No one is illegal.

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that’s a lot. 

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