How Did Humans Evolve?
From a primate, to what we are today. There are religions that explain how this has happened, but based on the religion of Science, in a way we are able to prove that humans were once primates. Science. The only religion you need. If we were once a primate, how did primates become humans? Now, science can be explained as we explain how humans evolved. The answers will be answered, from the evidence that we evolved from primates the steps on how we’ve evolved. Now, without further ado, the question will be answered.
Paleontologists have found bits and pieces of this story including DNA, fossil records, and much more. Although these may be big clues, they are still the only puzzle pieces that we have found. A puzzle that will answer the question: How did humans evolve? Scientists have found that the evolution of humans started off with apes. It is found that humans didn’t directly evolve from apes, but the two share a very common ancestors millions of years ago. No matter how close apes and humans look alike, there is still a big difference between a human and an ape. To combine the gaps, there comes the Australopithecus, the species that sits in the middle of the apes and humans; or alternative between apes and humans. The australopithecus are like humans because of it’s two feet, walks upright, and also has evolved from the apes. However, in the last decade of time a lot of fossils have been found in Africa. The are fossils from early transitional “proto-hominids.” There are three such as Sahelanthropus, Orrorin, and Ardipithecus. The earliest proto hominis is the Sahelanthropus. It dates from around seven to six million years ago from now. The next proto- hominids were the Orrorin. The Orrorin lived about six million years ago. Lastly, the Ardipithecus dates from five point eight to four point four million years ago. To continue the stages of evolution, we have Lucy, also known as the Australopithecus afarensis. It is one of the longest and best known ‘pre-human’. Lucy was found three point eight five ~ two point nine five million years ago at Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania. Luc
y has a flat nose, small brain (less that five hundred centimeters cubed. Third the size of a human brain). It does share characteristics with apes and humans, as described. However, we didn’t discover Lucy until nineteen-seventy-four when fossils were suddenly discovered at Hadar, Ethiopia, and Laetoli, Tanzania.
The next step of evolution started when some hominids started to make tools called the oldowan. These two-million years old oldowan were first discovered by Louis Leakey during the nineteen-thirties. The first tools that hominids started to use were shaped like stones, except they were chipped out to have cutted edges. This evidence suggests that the oldowan tools were probably used in many kinds of ways, such as breaking things apart. The oldest known Oldowan tools were found in Gona, Ethiopia, and about four or more species of hominids were found in Africa using these oldowan. After the oldowan were used, the first species of the Homo Clade with a larger brain than most the species in the hominid family appeared. Later on, the hominids made hand-axes. These hominids included the ancestors of the Neanderthals. The Neanderthals were known to be very similar to humans. They are known to be the extinct species of Human. In eighteen-twenty nine, the first Neanderthal skulls were found at Engis, while on the other side, the hominids were spreaded out of Africa, and spreaded around Asia and Europe. The homo-neanderthalensis are known to live in Europe, and the Homo-Erectus are known to live in Asia.
As we continue, we come a step closer of becoming a human. A hundred-thousand years ago, the hominids brains were ranged around the size of the current range of humans. Now, it comes to Homo-Sapiens. Humans are also Homo-Sapiens. We share the same scientific name. Currently, the Homo-Sapiens are the only surviving species from the hominid family. Early Homo-Sapiens lived in Africa. Meanwhile, Homo-neanderthalensis and homo-erectus spread through other parts of the world. In addition to that, around fifty-thousand years ago, the Homo-sapien (also now known as us humans) culture starts to show up. Humans started to add body embellishment towards themselves, and were able to produce cave paintings.To elaborate, the cave paintings were found on cave walls and ceilings in Asia and Europe. Although these cave paintings were found, no one knows the exact purpose of these paintings yet. Perhaps, it might have just been an ancient way of making art. While human culture was showing up, a small group of modern humans stretched their range beyond Africa. Last, but not least, around twenty five-thousand years ago, other species in the homo-family were gone extinct, except the homo-sapiens and the modern humans. The homo-sapiens and modern humans were spread throughout the world, and at last here we are, ‘humans’.
On the other hand, there are religions that will understand and prove how the world starts. However, the religions don’t have as many facts backed up with their details. There would be evidence proven, using DNA, fossils, and others. This would all fit into the lines of science. While some people might say “ God created all.” There isn’t any scientific evidence which is the difference between science and religion.
In conclusion, we have found with our research and facts that science proves a better way of looking at things. Without it, evidence of evolution and human life would not be found. Science is the only religion you need as it has provided us with information that you can’t go against. Nothing beats science. Everything is found, tested and proven to be true. Welcome a new religion into your daily lives as it is proven. Science will stay. With the steps given above, we see that the human evolution is a lengthy process. With a simple step with primates given the opportunity to walk, our species exists.