Here’s How Humans Are Still Evolving

Human evolution is a long process of change by which people, as the Smithsonian Institution explained, “originated from apelike ancestors.”

Humans are gifted by evolution with skills and capabilities not found on other ancient humanoids. However, our evolution did not cease as Homo Sapiens are said to become “the last hominin standing” — meaning, we still evolve all the time.

Human evolution is a long process of change by which people, as the Smithsonian Institution, explained, “originated from apelike ancestors.”

Scientific evidence presents both the physical and behavioral characteristics shared by all humans who originated from apelike descendants and evolved over a period of roughly six million years.

One of the oldest defining human characteristics is bipedalism. This means the ability to walk using two legs, which evolved more than four million years ago.

Other important traits of humans like having a large and complex brain, being able to develop and use tools, and the capability for language were developed later on.

According to experts in human origins, many of our advanced traits as humans comprising “complex figurative expression, art, and elaborate cultural diversity,” developed primarily during the past centuries. [ … ]

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