Evolution from ape to man. From Proconsul to Homo heidelbergensis || Human evolution

For millions of years, our planet has been floating in space. Millions of creatures have lived on its surface. Many strange creatures are among them, but they only affect our imagination, of humans, because in the evolutionary struggle, we are the only ones to have the advantage of reason.

Evolution from ape to man. From Proconsul to Homo heidelbergensis

Scientists Against Myths

Human evolution, how humans evolved on Earth from extinct primates. From a zoological point of view, we humans are Homo sapiens, an upright species of terrestrial culture and most likely evolved in Africa some 315,000 years ago. We are currently the only living member of what many zoologists call the human tribe, the Hominini, but there is plenty of fossil evidence that suggests we were millions of years ahead of other hominins, for example, Ardipithecus, Australopithecus and other species of Homo, and our species also lived concurrently with at least one other member of our genus, H. neanderthalensis (Neanderthals). In addition, we and our predecessors always share the Earth with unusual primates, from today’s gorillas to the long-extinct Dryopithecus. That we and the extinct hominins are somehow related and that we and the apes, both living and extinct, are also somehow related by anthropologists and biologists everywhere. place of acceptance. However, the exact nature of our evolutionary relationships has been the subject of debate and investigation ever since the great English naturalist Charles Darwin published his massive books On the origins of species (1859) and Humans (1871). Darwin never claimed, as some Victorian contemporaries claim he had, that “man is a descendant of apes”, and modern scientists would consider such a claim to be. a vain oversimplification – just as they would dismiss all the popular notions that an extinct species is the “missing link” between humans and apes. However, theoretically, there is a common ancestor that existed millions of years ago. This ancestral species does not form a “missing link” along a lineage but rather a node for differentiation into separate lines. This ancient primate has yet to be identified and may never be known with certainty, because fossil relationships are not clear even in the more recent human lineage. In fact, the human ‘family tree’ could be better described as a ‘family shrub’, in which it is not possible to connect a full range of species, leading to Homo sapiens, which which the experts can agree.



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