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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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"Neither are we human beings," retorted Number Twelve.
"Then be careful that you don't repeat the impossible tale you told Sol-to-to just now--another world, indeed, where human beings rule!" he concluded in fine scorn.
Not only did the bridge go down crowded with human beings, but the impetuosity of that flood of men toward the fatal bank was so furious that a mass of humanity poured itself violently into the river like an avalanche.
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.
Most caregivers describe personal feelings of reward when intentionally physically contacting another human being with the intent of instilling love and hope.
Fortunately, however, most human beings seem to know that you cannot always translate your hatred of another human being into a murder and go scot free.
He said every human being should help their fellows for peaceful and productive society and even in the current age of conflicts there is no shortage of the people who serve their fellow beings selflessly and those who serve the fellow human beings are the pride of humanity.
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.
This agreement was signed by Minister of Religious Affairs, Ahmed Adhoum and President of the National Authority against Trafficking in Human Being Raoudha Laabidi.
Jesus placed human beings and a God who dwells in every human being at the centre of spirituality.
But there's no such tiling as a disposable human being. We all matter.