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APES AND HUMANS INTRODUCTION Humans have always been fascinated by other apes Perhaps it is because we are the only animals that are conscious of our place in evolution The similarities other apes and us share are obvious and different cultures have been aware of this bond since millennia But there is also the idea that God created the Earth and all around and in it Im not a person that is very religious but I cant believe that we the theory that we come from apes Evolutionary design of man has lead anthropologists to travel the world in search of fossil evidence to learn who we have evolved from Human evolution began roughly 5-10 million years ago when the human line split from the apes Slowly scientists have tried to put the pieces together to give us an idea of our evolutionary lineCharlon In Mesopotamia monkeys were cult animals sacred to some god Weitz 124 Moreover it is not difficult to find all around the world myths such as the one that describes apes as being a human figure that a god was making out of clay which slipped out of his hands and hence got a tail Therefore the question shouldnt really be what makes other apes and humans similar but actually what are the differences between us To get a sense of our origins we must be able to separate primate characteristics from the traits that are unique to our lineage Weitz 231 ANALISIS Lets take a person strip him put him in a cage next to a gorilla or an orang-utan and ask ourselves What makes of us humans a weird different type of ape The first obvious difference starting our analysis from head to toes is the cranial capacity Our head is much bigger compared to the body and our brain weighs much more This is due to the fact humans have a highly developed intelligence being in fact the
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