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  • Hardcover
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  • The Artificial Ape
  • Timothy Taylor
  • English
  • 03 September 2017
  • 9780230617636
The Artificial Ape

Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Timothy Taylor Read & Download The Artificial Ape 104 These inherent deficits how did humans come out on topIn this fascinating new account of our origins leading archaeologist Timothy Taylor proposes a new way of thinking about human evolution through our relationship with objects Drawing on the latest fossil evidence Taylor argues that at each step of our species' development humans made choices that caused us to assume greater control of our evolution Our appropriation of objects allowed us to walk upright lose our body hair and grow significantly larger brains As we push the frontier. Taylor brings up issues few scholars of evolution consider especially the problems that had to be overcome when hominin babies were born with big heads making childbirth itself dangerous to mothers as well as the twin problem of the utter helplessness of infants This meant that mothers had to hold them constantly hampering females greatly in their food gathering or when their bands were traveling Taylor considers that female concerns like baby care to have been a driving force in evolution However his main thesis hardly original is that each advance in toolmaking led to bigger brains Thus he claims to refute Darwin But this doesn t disprove Darwin but reinforces him Darwin said that gene mutations that enabled an organism to survive better in an environment would by preferential mating pass the mutation to descendants Well for hominins tools were part of the environment A hominin with a mutation for better hand eye coordination or the ability to envision a tool when looking at a piece of rock would be attractive to potential mates thus passing the beneficial mutation onOddly Taylor doesn t consider language at all even though it was a major factor in larger brains and increased intelligence Before I had even heard of Taylor I wrote three posts on the evolution of language In them I showed how each advance in language led to another until homo sapiens ruled I found Taylor both arrogant and repetitious he raises the facts that big brains meant that hominin and human babies are difficult to birth For babies to be born with fully formed brains would be impossible so they are so undeveloped at birth they can t even hold their heads up Hominins being hunter gatherers were on the move But what to do with babies Mothers needed their hands free to help gather food and to keep their balance on uneven terrain so they probably fashioned slings from animal skins The most primitive peoples ever found by Westerners people so primitive they had no clothes have baby slings It seems to me also that since females were also the food gatherers they might have devised slings to carry berries and nuts in as well Since such slings had to have been devised thousands of years even a million years before the first stone tools which were cutters and scrapers not spears or hunting weapons Taylor credits female hominins with being the first tool makers He shows Scholarship is so androcentric paleoanthropologists have ignored the most basic fact about perpetuating the species Babies have to be tended

Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Timothy Taylor

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Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Timothy Taylor Read & Download The Artificial Ape 104 A breakthrough theory that tools and technology are the real drivers of human evolutionAlthough humans are one of the great apes along with chimpanzees gorillas and orangutans we are remarkably different from them Unlike our cousins who subsist on raw food spend their days and nights outdoors and wear a thick coat of hair humans are entirely dependent on artificial things such as clothing shelter and the use of tools and would die in nature without them Yet despite our status as the weakest ape we are the masters of this planet Given. A bit inflated a lot of anecdotes from the author Fluff maybe