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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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Because our culture rejects infanticide, and because humanhood is present in the third trimester and in the newborn child.
12) The assumption here is that if and when a Golem evolves into humanhood, it, in effect, acquires and enjoys the status of a natural human person.
Down through the ages, women have been persistently portrayed as a subpar species, sometimes lacking even the most fundamental vestiges of humanhood.