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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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French Anderson, "Genetic Engineering and Our Humanness," Human Gene Therapy 5 (1994): 755-760, at 755.
Thus," wrote Hannah Arendt, in the case of a German and Jew under the conditions of the Third Reich it would scarcely have been a sign of humanness for the friends to have said: Are we not both human beings?
That solitary act of confronting the creative process serves to sensitize us to our environment--to express our humanness in making and doing art.
I get back from them a lot of humanness," she added.
When he says of them that because "traditional Christianity suppressed [Jesus'] humanness in favor of his divinity, the recovery of Jesus' full humanity is felt as a remedial and even, for some, as a sacred task" (13), do they recognize themselves in the description?
It's that seemingly magical sense of intuition that many older women have, that authentic humanness that can only come from a faithful life well-lived.
Every member is an apostle of the humanness of Christ," Alakulam said, and is therefore called to imitate the human qualities of Christ.
Indeed, the genetic changes most responsible for what some people call humanness may be those that alter a gene's activity, speculates Paabo.
That humanness that each of us exhibits in our own singular way can only be missed by a parent or close loved one.
Social critics, particularly on the political and academic left, may disapprove of the dream of transcending ordinary humanness that has been unleashed by technoculture and the cyberpunk trope, but they also manifest a perverse attraction - even an atavistic hunger - for it.
Thomas brought me to this level of humanness with people, to a deep point of solidarity and compassion and identification.