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see anthropologyanthropology,
classification and analysis of humans and their society, descriptively, culturally, historically, and physically. Its unique contribution to studying the bonds of human social relations has been the distinctive concept of culture.
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; human evolutionhuman evolution,
theory of the origins of the human species, Homo sapiens. Modern understanding of human origins is derived largely from the findings of paleontology, anthropology, and genetics, and involves the process of natural selection (see Darwinism).
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; racerace,
one of the group of populations regarded as constituting humanity. The differences that have historically determined the classification into races are predominantly physical aspects of appearance that are generally hereditary.
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This hurricane of human beings, the flux and reflux of living bodies, had the effect of leaving for a few short moments the whole bank of the Beresina deserted.
London they had never heard of, and they assured me that I would find no human beings upon the mainland.
Technology itself brings with it a certain technological culture which is against the soul of the human being as an immortal being, and is against the fabric of all traditional societies which are based on the spiritual relationship between the human being and the objects he or she creates, that are based on an art that is creative and reflects God's creativity, as the Supreme Artisan.
Of course, no human being should ever be considered expendable for the convenience of another, and The Island clearly illustrates the immorality of allowing this principle of expediency to guide our use of technology.
Once a principle is established according to which a human being can be killed because he suffers, then logically it extends to all human beings who say they suffer--even if this is not true.
The very sight of a human baby seems to touch the very heart of every normal human being into tenderness, into wishing to hold and feed that very baby and eventually to enfold it as one's very own.
Jon 13:34) This new commandment of Jesus has two dimensions: unconditional forgiveness devoid of hatred and revenge and seeing God in very human being, and hence no discrimination or exclusion on any ground.
To be in favour of allowing it, you must believe either (1) a baby in the womb is not a human being, or (2) it's OK to deliberately kill certain categories of human beings.
But there's no such tiling as a disposable human being.
The purpose of creation is a topic that puzzles every human being at some point in his or her lifetime.
Religion continually reminds human beings of good, right and beautiful values in terms of their ontological substances; it advises that human being should look at themselves and their inner selves in the mirror, showing them how to do this and endowing them with responsibilities and call on them to comply with these eternal and unchanging values.
Inasmuch as nursing is a service to all people, wherever they may be, virtually any human being or group in its natural setting would be appropriate for study, with the proviso that both human being or group and environment are taken into account.