Sample Paper on When Did We Become Mentally Modern

When Did We Become Mentally Modern

Human evolution is a vital topic, researchers and anthropologists such as Charles Darwin use to explain the changes in nature. The subject touches on various aspects of our world, including the stages man and other living things have gone through to become what they are in the current, modern days. As such, the anthropologists search for evidence to prove their theories and show the changes that man has had over the years, for example. Charles Darwin and other anthropologists have provided concrete proof of the changes man, and other living organisms went through the years during the evolution process http://www.npr.org/series/128245649/the-human-edge#.

The big question is when humans turned from acting like other animals in the environment. Thus, it is clear that at some point in the past years, he gained an edge over other living organisms by undergoing mental development. Alix Spiegel presents an intriguing article addressing the moment man developed his mental thinking to a level advanced than the rest of the living things. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/01/16/377239011/by-making-a-game-out-of-rejection-a-man-conquers-fear

The fact that one is able to respond to an alarm clock and connect it with an event that he/she scheduled symbolizes the ability of man to distinguish right from wrong; he is able to connect sound produced by alarm clock and the events that are to happen next. The events preceding the alert by the alarm clock are interconnected because some are done interchangeably like watching television, while eating unlike other animals.

There is also the importance of symbolism that we give an upper hand over the rest of the creation. Natural selection is believed to be taking place and the current generation of human beings according to scientists, may still be undergoing evolution. Mutation is regarded as the main reason why new physical characters are ever changes. The genetically changes are as result of development of genes by human beings are said to be upholds some of the traits in instances where technological advancements in the environment. Although there lacks inherently “good” or “bad” genes coding for attributes. However, there are attributes which impose various liabilities and assets for a given environment. http://www.npr.org/series/128245649/the-human-edge#

Works cited

Aubrey Allison, Teary-Eyed Evolution: Crying Serves a Purpose, NPR News, 23, August, 2010

Joe Palca, Un-Natural Selection: Human Evolution’s Next Steps, NPR News, 6, Sept, 2010

Spiegel Alix, Alarm Clock Sets Off a Real Wake-Up Call, NPR News, 1, Jan, 2014