What Makes Us Human?

Some of the most basic questions about human existence (how did we develop language? why do we love music and art but kill in war? how did we develop certain eating habits? etc.) come back to a more singular question: how are we different from chimpanzees? This question is slowly getting answered by some of today’s leading primatologists and evolutionary biologists, including Robert Sapolsky, Daniel Lieberman, Richard Wrangham, Jane Goodall, Steven Pinker, all featured above.



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  • http://dustbowlpoetry.wordpress.com Shelley

    Literature.

  • http://whatmakesushumans.com Saravanane

    Thoroughly enjoyed watching The Leakey Foundation video, thank you. As someone passionate about scientific and philosophical inquiry, I too have long been obsessed with the question, ‘what makes us human?’ During my trains of thoughts searching for answers, I stumbled upon some insights which I have elaborated in the following blog of mine -

    http://whatmakesushumans.com/what-makes-us-human/

    Feel free to read my blog and let me know what you think…

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