Essay - Homo Sapiens, Like Any Other Species, Share Certain Determining Features....


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Homo sapiens, like any other species, share certain determining features. We are bipedal and walk upright. We have opposable thumbs that enable us to manipulate objects and **********. We ***** advanced language and learning capabilities that surpass those of all other animals. Human females ovulate once every month and the gestation period for humans is approximately nine *****s. Except for differences in gender, genetics, and abnormalities, human be*****gs are basically biologically the same. Though some will have straight hair and blue eyes while others sport curly hair and brown eyes, ***** are constructed alike. Our brain chemistry is no exception: all human beings share similar ***** ***** and functions, despite the wide variances in personality, behavior, and *****telligence. However, ***** these hard-wired similarities among ***** beings, no one can doubt ***** each person ***** unique, partly due to socio-cultural factors. Our biology unites us where our environment serves to preserve diversity within the *****. Human ***** are fundamentally the same, but socio-cultural ***** create the illusion of difference.

However, ***** glimpse into a family or community will enlighten the observer to the differences that exist even among a simil*****r racial group. Both biological and ***** factors may differ in human beings. Some people are born with diseases that impede healthy brain or body functions. These ***** create unique human beings, despite ***** underlying similarities. Although a ***** of people will ***** physical traits in common, psychological factors separate ***** person from ano*****r, even ***** identical twins. Because ***** ***** learns differently, children within the same family will seem vastly different despite *****ir similar appearances. Differences in brain chemistry ***** hormones can also account for some of the differences between people. Mental disorders like depression or schizophrenia segregate human ***** the same way ***** maladies and diseases can. Even though ***** ***** itself does not vary, individual expression varies greatly.

***** behavior is both biologically and socio-culturally determined. Universal human biology creates limitations on our actions and determined our basic tendencies to act in certain ways. For example, most people are like animals in their urge ***** self-preservation. We all feel hunger, thirst, ***** other signs of discomfort. But people are ***** prone to acts ***** altruism. ***** children who have yet to learn the laws of society tend to act in empa*****tic ways. Yet much of what informs ***** beliefs and behavior is culturally and socially determined. Learned ***** varies from culture to culture. From an early age, ***** learn through observation. ***** the neural structures *****d central nervous systems ***** all people ***** fundament*****y ***** same, what each ***** or culture decides to teach ***** greatly. Social rules and mores are not universal like neurochemicals *****; they ***** people into cultural groups. Gestures and behavioral patterns of the parents will be incorporated into the child's personality structure. Although all people are born with four limbs, how those limbs express emotions through body langu***** will vary from ***** to culture. All ***** people ***** the ability to speak and create

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