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Originally posted by dave420
reply to post by super70
We're just animals. We happen to have a more advanced brain than most other animals. We're not higher or lower than anything else.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
We aren't especially strong. We don't have claws or fangs. We don't have superior eyesight or smell. We don't have venom. While it's true that human evolution has sped up throughout our history, we are still pretty much the same species which descended out of Africa, and that is the environment in which we are still most adapted for. It is only our intelligence and imagination which has allowed us to flourish via technology.
Originally posted by aleon1018
There may be an alien species that is manipulating and restricting our evolution. Some say reptilians.
Is this a gift from a divine source, or a dangerous mutation run a muck? One thing is certain, humans are the only creatures that have stopped living in harmony with the natural universe.
Animals also divide their space up into territories and will fight to the death to defend it. It's been observed several times that different tribes of chimps have been fighting against each other for food and land.
Free oxygen began to build up around the middle of the Proterozoic Period -- around 1.8 billion years ago -- and made way for the emergence of life as we know it today.
This event created conditions that were toxic for most organisms present and thus made way for the more oxygen dependent life forms to flourish and take over. This heralded the start of the Cambrian Period began, about 550 million years ago. During this period, life "exploded," developing almost all of the major groups of plants and animals in a relatively short time.
Anaerobic microbes in many habitats died out in massive numbers. Earth's primeval atmosphere was also rich in carbon dioxide, perhaps 100 times as rich as today.