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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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so authentic humanness, for Hisamatsu, pointed to a place,
This is the core of my aesthetic: belief in a deeper humanness that is beyond race, class, gender, and power, even as I know that it is not possible.
Throughout her sufferings and disfigurement, she retains her dignity, sensuality, and will to live--in other words, her humanness and humanity, which are the qualities all other characters lack.
Shame that you can't grant your own people the same humanness you are willing to grant other people.
I don't see anything in the Gospels that suggests Jesus ignored man's humanness.
asserts, among other things: that the goodness of the object can be rationally and objectively apprehended; that this goodness is reducible to its fitness to the humanness of the human understood as bodily-spiritual unity; that the fulfillment of this humanness is happiness; hence that morality is, in its full form, identical to happiness (253); and consequently that the problem of the correspondence of morality and happiness (Kant's "highest good") is not a real problem.
To see them clearly as men or women we have to recognize their humanness and the fact that a great majority of them came to their religion, race or nationality by 'accident'.
And, too often it seems, that humanness is a variable that is mostly perceived as something of lesser value than are the techniques of writing lesson plans, designing classroom management strategies, organizing text-driven curricula, and adhering to rigid testing regimens.
They have the somewhat naive hope that their sponsors will choose the morally correct course when confronted with Lincoln's and Jordan's humanness.
God in the really human: That means a kind of secularization, an emphasis on humanness, wordliness, on earth itself, flesh and common life, which is a very liberating factor in Luther's theology.
This is how God chose to "bridge the infinite gulf that lies between His tremendously divine otherness and our lowly and sinful humanness," observed Fr.
One Thought for Colleagues in Public Human Services: The way you see the humanness in others affects the way you treat your clients, employees, advocates, the press, legislators, and family members.