New hypothesis for human evolution and human nature

August 16, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
How domistication made animals living tools and took part in the specie evolution
clipped from www.physorg.com
the face of it,

New hypothesis for human evolution and human nature

These carvings are from ivory and have been dated to between 30,000-36,000 years old, making them the oldest artworks in Europe. Credit: Photo by H. Jensen. Copyright: University of Tubingen.

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.

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