If by modern man you mean homo sapiens, you will get varied answers.
A phylogeny is the family tree of any species, traced back through geologic time until reaching the theoretical common ancestor of all life.
To understand why it is difficult for scientists to name a species' parents, grandparents, etc. in direct descent is that we study animals not along a line with us. We are similar to chimps but did not evolve from them. Think of the primates as being close not on the same limb of a tree, but at the ends of several different limbs which land us in fair evolutionary proximity.
by Greg Schweizer 23 months ago
Why are people so concerned about their heritage/ancestry?I am not asking this question to be mean. I am just curious. Personally, I know that my ancestors came from Germany. I am satisfied with knowing that. I don't need to know specifics of 100 or 200 years ago. That part of my ancestry doesn't...
by boyatdelhi 4 years ago
If fish became amphibians through the process of evolution, then why do fish still exist?
by Ralph Deeds 5 years ago
"Humankind’s common ancestor with other mammals may have been a roughly rat-size animal that weighed no more than a half a pound, had a long furry tail and lived on insects. "http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/08/scien … l&_r=0
by Liam Hallam 13 months ago
What do you associate with a modern man's homeI'm due to sign the contracts on my first home in the next few weeks and I want it to be a home of a 'modern man' What do you seen as the elements, pieces and styling that could really be in keeping with such. I'm after ideas decorating and styling wise.
by rieom 7 years ago
I have always wanted to do research my ancestors What is the first step I should take.This is a project for the future but I still need direction in where to look first.
by A Troubled Man 5 years ago
There is no dispute on evolution.It's one of the best understood, thoroughly tested scientific facts ever.No aspect of it at all is based on anything but sound, evidence-based, science.The current Pope accepts evolution, the previous Pope did, the one before him did. The current Bishop of...
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