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I don't know about brain mass to body size, but ratio of neocortex to brain volume is correlated with primate evolution (Figure 3, here). If you subscribe to the view that humans and more closely related primates are more intelligent than more distantly related primates, then that is an important correlate. I think the issue with this question is that we're ...


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The discovery strengthens the bering strait land bridge hypothesis because if I remember right they did genetic analysis and her ancestors were almost certainly east asian. As for opposing migration models, they involve boats. Some evidence exists for polynesians reaching the west coast of south america, but probably in small numbers and not before humans ...


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Interesting question. The organism would have to be monogamous, that's for sure, otherwise it would be too competitive and it would be a beast - as chimps are. Chimps couldn't integrate into the modern society. So, monogamy is the prime prerequisite as it's also prerequisite for intelligence. Bipedalism is another obvious prerequisite, as you need an ...


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Some theories: Dead bodies died of something. In the earliest ages these were generally infection. Burying them protected us from something that could kill us too. This is also why we would be evolutionarily programmed against cannibalism They make great fertiliser. Burying waste, dead animals etc resulted in the growth of plants etc which not only food we ...



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