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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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Drawn into the midst of struggle against her will, she must embark on a perilous journey to foil dark forces threatening her life and the existence of all humankind. A high fantasy about the importance of love, the preservation of life, and the greatness of the natural world, Enchanters is enthusiastically recommended to fantasy lovers everywhere.
We need to band together--queer, gay, bi, tranny, les, and straight allies--if we ever want equality for all humankind.
/ Christmas is waiting to be born; / In you, in me, in all humankind." (The Mood of Christmas, Friends United Press)