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Lone Survivors

Author : Chris Stringer
ISBN : 9781429973441
Genre : Science
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A leading researcher on human evolution proposes a new and controversial theory of how our species came to be In this groundbreaking and engaging work of science, world-renowned paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer sets out a new theory of humanity's origin, challenging both the multiregionalists (who hold that modern humans developed from ancient ancestors in different parts of the world) and his own "out of Africa" theory, which maintains that humans emerged rapidly in one small part of Africa and then spread to replace all other humans within and outside the continent. Stringer's new theory, based on archeological and genetic evidence, holds that distinct humans coexisted and competed across the African continent—exchanging genes, tools, and behavioral strategies. Stringer draws on analyses of old and new fossils from around the world, DNA studies of Neanderthals (using the full genome map) and other species, and recent archeological digs to unveil his new theory. He shows how the most sensational recent fossil findings fit with his model, and he questions previous concepts (including his own) of modernity and how it evolved. Lone Survivors will be the definitive account of who and what we were, and will change perceptions about our origins and about what it means to be human.
Category: Science

Titans Of The Forests

Author : Gregory V. Short
ISBN : 9781622730278
Genre : Social Science
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Instead of dwelling on the biological, physiological, or even the genetic aspects of our evolution, “Titans of the Forests” takes a completely different approach, which could be referred to as the unchartered and neglected field of macroevolution. Uniquely captivating, controversial, and very readable, it is the author’s contention that we as a species were continuously forced to change our way of obtaining nourishment, or rather our various economies, in order to adapt to the ever-changing world. And as a result of this economic adaptation, our species would then and only then begin to slowly change into the modern humans of today. For much too long, the world’s scientific community has directed the discussion of our incredible evolution. As a matter of fact, our species’ biological, physiological, psychological, and cultural evolution has been instigated, propelled, and shaped by our economic adaptation to a fluctuating environment. In a very real sense, the scientists are so far into the trees that they have actually ignored the forest. Consequently, we teach human evolution as a hodgepodge of different theories within the realm of microevolution, thus failing to understand or even to recognize the economic thread that binds them altogether. By integrating the timeline of our prehistoric past with that of our earliest known economies (food gathering, scavenging, and nomadism), the author was able to synthesize a sequence of events that illustrates the economic basis of our remarkable ascension and the beginnings of our present day institutions. He not only reveals the genesis behind the cultural forces that exist within every human society, but for the first time, he has created a systematic and holistic approach in explaining the “how” and the “why” we have economically, physiologically, and then culturally evolved. For unlike the rest of the animal kingdom, we have possessed the extraordinary ability to change our economy, which has made us an extremely adaptable species.
Category: Social Science

Tracking Ancient Legends

Author : Alan Dale Daniel
ISBN : 9781483682303
Genre : Philosophy
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Can we logically combine recent research on human origins with ancient legends of floods, paradise lost, and cloud clad gods destroying civilizations? Yes, says author Alan Daniel, who has thoughtfully joined key primordial legends with mitochondrial DNA research, archeological and anthropological finds, and geological evidence in Tracking Ancient Legends. DNA evidence shows a small band of humans crossed out of Africa into Eurasia about 100,000 BC; however, why is lost to the primordial mists. But the why may be answered by primeval legends overlooked until now. The author theorizes that prehistoric legends may explain the flight from Africa. The model set forth is fascinating, as well as epic in scope. Competing theories are examined, including the ancient astronaut concepts, and the foundations of theory itself. Are aliens from other worlds the source of our legends, or is something much more earthly and surprising the groundwork of our legendary past?
Category: Philosophy

Issues In Science And Theology Are We Special

Author : Michael Fuller
ISBN : 9783319621241
Genre : Philosophy
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This book offers a penetrating analysis of issues raised by the perennial question, ‘Are We Special?’ It brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines, from astronomy and palaeontology to philosophy and theology, to explore this question. Contributors cover a wide variety of issues, including what makes humans distinct from other animals, the possibilities of artificial life and artificial intelligence, the likelihood of life on other planets, and the role of religious behavior. A variety of religious and scientific perspectives are brought to bear on these matters. As a whole, the book addresses whether the issue of human uniqueness is one to which sciences and religions necessarily offer differing responses.
Category: Philosophy


Author : William F Brown
ISBN : 9781460270318
Genre : Science
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From the first seconds Following the Big Bang, to our best guesses for the fate of the universe and humanity, science provides stunning new perspectives about the place of humanity in the cosmos. Humans may live on one planet in one small corner of the Milky Way, itself one of billions of other galaxies, but Earth may be unique in one respect. Earth is teaming with life, one species of which, through chance and natural selection, developed an extraordinary brain, gifted with imagination, curiosity and a compulsion to understand ourselves and the universe. Perspectives is a journey through deep time, from the creation of the universe to the beginnings of life, our human origins and later the rise of culture and religion. It explores what it means to be human, and where our technology could take us in the years and centuries to come. www.williamfbrown.com
Category: Science

Talking Book Topics

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ISBN : OSU:32435087601381
Genre : Talking books
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Tribulation Diary

Author : Fred Roe
ISBN : 9781628570014
Genre : Fiction
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Before the Rapture, Tabatha Riley was an ordinary housewife in the small town of West Plains, Missouri. She recounts in her diary how her husband and two daughters disappeared in an increasingly chaotic and dire world. While defending her lost family, she is arrested and her diary is later found. Harley Collins, the son of a preacher and retired military operative who knows how best to survive in an apocalyptic world, decides to continue her diary. The gruff old Vietnam vet understands how to live in a world filled with evil, destruction, disease, famine, and religious intolerance. Harley wonders if God will still extend mercy to him, or if he is condemned to hell. He is joined by an old friend, and together they set out to bring a sinning community back to Christ before it is too late. Tribulation Diary: Heartland is the rare novel that successfully combines Christian teachings with thrilling action. Fred Roe says the only unique thing about West Plains, Missouri, where he lives, is that it is so ordinary. This is his third novel and all are Christ centered. "My countdown for Tribulation to occur begins in the year 2014, which lends a certain urgency to read the book."
Category: Fiction

Annual Editions

Author : David G. McComb
ISBN : 0697392937
Genre : History
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Category: History

The Epiphany Of Change

Author : Shennia S. Dare’
ISBN : 9781469101750
Genre : Poetry
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I had a revelation at the end of the 20th century which revealed that my life was about to change. My book of poetry, The Epiphany of Change was my living the actual reality of each and every experience that I had to "grow" through in my life. I endured all forms of pain i.e. physical, emotional and spiritual during the past 9 years, which caused me to feel anger, hopeless and sad. Writing poetry became the therapy that I used to get through those hard times. I also wrote about how others around me were thinking and feeling. My book of poetry is for the people who are living in the NOW, suffering in a chaotic world thats filled with racism, hatred, greed, war and death. A world where governments are beginning to collaspe, a world of economic disaster due to the downward spiral of the Monetary System and a world that we must live in presently with uncertainties about the future. My book of poetry expresses how I went to the heart of the matter by going into my inner self to regurgitate all the hurt from the past up to where I am today, a place of PEACE. So now I stand at the point of knowing that I have the courage to change.
Category: Poetry