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New Hypothesis for Human Evolution and Human Nature

Postby Rokcet Scientist » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:03 am

New Hypothesis for Human Evolution and Human Nature

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20 July 2010 — It's no secret to any dog-lover or cat-lover that humans have a special connection with animals. But in a new journal article and forthcoming book, paleoanthropologist Pat Shipman of Penn State University argues that this human-animal connection goes well beyond simple affection. Shipman proposes that the interdependency of ancestral humans with other animal species — "the animal connection" — played a crucial and beneficial role in human evolution over the last 2.6 million years.

"Establishing an intimate connection to other animals is unique and universal to our species," said Shipman, a professor of biological anthropology. Her paper describing the new hypothesis for human evolution based on the tendency to nurture members of other species will be published in the August 2010 issue of the journal Current Anthropology.

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http://www.science.psu.edu/news-and-events/2010-news/Shipman7-2010
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Re: New Hypothesis for Human Evolution and Human Nature

Postby Digit » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:04 am

Then when the time came to butcher it we chicken out!

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Re: New Hypothesis for Human Evolution and Human Nature

Postby Rokcet Scientist » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:42 pm

Digit wrote:Then when the time came to butcher it we chicken out!


It does explain Buddhism!
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