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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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In reality most Muslim societies are decades rather than centuries behind the West - and in some respects Islamic culture is more humane than Western culture.
While his outer nature is forced by circumstances to engage in violence, his inner nature draws back from the action and longs for more humane options.
supplied meat for school lunches and the company were required to follow federal regulation for the humane treatment of cows, noted the AP.
It would help to define those priorities according to the fundamental issues they reflect relating to humane program development.
Not surprisingly, Whole Foods took a leading role in the retail sector as the first chain to adopt humane animal treatment standards in 2003.
It is lamentable that the humane Christian creeds that were advocated by Wesley, White and Booth have not resonated with the majority of today's Christian leaders.
Not only is the money a favorable issue, but the Humane Society is a well-respected organization,'' said City Councilman Ara Najarian.
The new "Certified Humane" label on food packaging will notify consumers that meat, poultry, egg or dairy products come from animals raised at facilities meeting humane standards for farm-animal treatment.
Pidgeon emphasizes that it is necessary to keep ethical values alive and to resist the great beasts of careerism, objectivism, expansionism, and technicism that impede the true purpose of humane education as a reverent discipline in the common pursuit of virtue.

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