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Long lives made humans human

Long lives made humans human | Human all human | Scoop.it

The fundamental structure of human populations has changed exactly twice in evolutionary history. The second time was in the past 150 years, when the average lifespan doubled in most parts of the world. The first time was in the Paleolithic, probably around 30,000 years ago. That’s when old people were basically invented.

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"Old people made humans human"

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What will human culture be like in 100 years?

What will human culture be like in 100 years? | Human all human | Scoop.it

Get ready for etiquette books on when it's OK to reboot your sinuses in public, and the teenager-ization of senior citizens. Here are some predictions from the experts on how human culture will transform over the next hundred years.

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Devyn Hantgin's curator insight, May 27, 2015 7:21 AM

Cultural differences and regional patterns

This article is a prediction from scientists about what they think human culture will be like in 100 years. Our culture is constantly evolving and changing, so this article is interesting to see what some scientists guess its going to look like. 

This article relates to our unit because it teaches about how our own culture is different from itself. With time, the same culture could look completely different due to environmental changes. 

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Peter Singer: Should We Live to 1,000?

Peter Singer: Should We Live to 1,000? | Human all human | Scoop.it
In developed countries, aging is the ultimate cause of 90% of all human deaths; thus, treating aging is a form of preventive medicine for all of the diseases of old age.
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A growing ederly population would affect the social norms and social behavior to be based more on risk aversion and increasing radical conservatism.

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Kierkegaard's 'Antigone'

Kierkegaard's 'Antigone' | Human all human | Scoop.it

The Danish philosopher’s revisionist take on an ancient Greek tragedy grappled with the way acts of love, guilt and redemption are intertwined.

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Is There a Moral Case for Free Markets?

Is There a Moral Case for Free Markets? | Human all human | Scoop.it

Emphasizing individual economic liberties obscures the question of who sets the choices available to ordinary workers.

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Mirror Neurons: The Most Hyped Concept in Neuroscience?

Mirror Neurons: The Most Hyped Concept in Neuroscience? | Human all human | Scoop.it

Mirror neurons are fascinating but they aren’t the answer to what makes us human.

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It does make sense a new and radically different IQ that may consider empathy and emotional inteligence on top of just memory and sheer computational logic inteligence.

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