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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 fact the early ecumenical movement emerged from unprecedented experiences of a broken humankind -- world war, social suffering -- and from the appeal of those experiences to the Christian conscience.
The new program, Chevron Humankind, includes company matching for employee financial contributions, grants to nonprofits for volunteer time and company-sponsored volunteer opportunities.
The provincial MEC for economic development, Qedani Mahlangu, launched the Cradle of Humankind Trust at Maropeng in the Cradle, northwest of Joburg, on Tuesday, 29 March.
The serpent that beguiles the woman into eating the fruit is generally interpreted to be an embodiment of all the forces that oppose both God and humankind, although a specific correlation between the serpent and Satan does not appear until the later Old Testament writings and throughout Christian tradition.
The concept of providence springs from a popular notion of the Divine as caring about and influencing nature, the activities of humankind, and the course of history.
Doubtless some form of life could still survive in a world of shrinking land masses, foul air, choked seas and ever increasing temperatures, but humankind still has the potential if perhaps not always the will to conceive of responsive coexistence with the natural world and its resources.
As a once-only insertion in history, he says, the event has limitations, but because its meaning is universal, it is "related to all other divine manifestations to humankind in one history of salvation.
Written by an internationally recognised expert in the field, Molecular Nutrition: Nutrition and the Evolution of Humankind is an invaluable text and reference book for a wide range of teachers, students, and researchers.
A quiet, contemplative reflection of forces that transcend and surround humankind.
Hansen paints a touching picture of the man whose small step was a giant leap for humankind.
One can applaud the rights of flag burners only if they themselves don't identify themselves as citizens of the state but, rather, as citizens of the world, of humankind.
Being in Christ, as sanctorum communio, was for Bonhoeffer the totality of humankind, in proleptic realization" (p.