HOMO SAPIENS-EVOLUTION – By Leslie S. Chin

HOMO SAPIENS

 Compiled by: Leslie S. Chin, M.Sc., P.Eng. – November 2015

 Evolution

Homo sapiens is undoubtedly the most intelligent creature that ever existed, together with a favourable anatomy he has come to dominate the world. However Homo sapiens is a flawed species with many shortcoming which may eventually lead to his demise. Homo sapiens is essentially a cave man who lives by the tenet “survival of the fittest” which is a legacy of our time as hunter gathers.

In an increasingly crowded and complex world we have to suppress our warlike tendency if we want to live in peace. With nuclear and chemical weapons we have the potential to annihilate ourselves many times over. Until we evolve into a more benign, more empathic species (by Darwinian evolution?) we will continue to behave as we do – competitive, selfish, greedy, vindictive and homicidal, hell bent on destroying each other. 

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2001- A Space Odyssey – The Dawn of Man

This scene shows the beginning of the Paleolithic Era, and reveals that, by the usage of tools, man could stop being a victim of the world to become an active element, who has the power of action over nature.

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  • De castro  On 12/01/2015 at 6:24 am

    Interesting prognosis of evolution depicting the use of “tools”weapons to “intimidate subjudicate and rule”
    Today we use drones which cause a lot more “collateral” damage in military jargon.
    Technology “abused” !

    Darwin’s ideas may have evolved into “survival of the most adaptable/diverse of the species”

    Darwin’s thesis abused.

    Shameful/disgraceful behaviour of today’s “homo sapiens”
    Will re-incarnate as an “alien” or ufo

    Kamtan

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 12/01/2015 at 1:00 pm

    Excellent article, Leslie. I agree with your conclusion: “People are still essentially primitive creatures in their evolution. The human genome has not kept pace with advances in technology.”
    Today, with all of our destructive power, humanity is in dire need of a new Age of Enlightenment.

  • Winston Yaw  On 12/01/2015 at 1:06 pm

    The word abused is overused. Any technology, given human nature, invented will have positive and negative applications giving the cultural/political/socioeconomic point of view of those using the technology. An application of tech used in a particular culture may be viewed as a negative useage and in another culture as a positive usage it all depends on cultural norms

    • De castro  On 12/01/2015 at 2:25 pm

      OK “abused” ….accept culture norms may vary….however using drones to bomb an invisible
      fanatical enemy into submission is abuse of both technology and power(military).

      QED

  • Cedric Thompson  On 12/01/2015 at 8:48 pm

    VERY INTERESTING ARTICLE.

  • Albert  On 12/02/2015 at 2:19 pm

    Competitive,selfish,greedy, sounds like capitalism to me.
    Does this mean we should not read the Adam and Eve story to our grand kids anymore.

  • Leslie Chin  On 12/03/2015 at 8:35 am

    Albert: Charles Darwin himself had difficulty reconciling his religious beliefs with his new Theory of Evolution. A lot of Americans still believe in Creation including Ben Carson US Presidential candidate. The bible has a lot to teach us and we should continue to read it but it is not infallible. The story of Genesis is just that a story.

    The Scopes Monkey Trial http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/scopes/evolut.htm highlighted the controversy and made significant advances for Evolution but did not settle the matter completely. Evolution is no longer a theory, it is now fact.

  • Albert  On 12/07/2015 at 6:27 pm

    Thanks Leslie. I am an old self taught student on the subject of Evoution. I live in the deep south of the US surrounded by traditional christians. Evolution is consider heresy in these parts. Its rear to communicate with someone who know evolution is a fact..Hawkins express surprise that a doctor like Carson could be so uninform in not believing evolution. In fact, unusual to find a republican candidate who do.
    I think though that if Christians were to accept that Genesis is just a story it would remove a major foundation of their belief system. Because of the colateral damage I think it is often wise to let people cling to the myth as reality.

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