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Comments on Kim Sterelny’s Essay (2011) "From Hominins to Humans"
Series: Buttressing the Human Niche. Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution, Nonfiction » Social Science » Archaeology
In 2011, Kim Sterelny publishes an article in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, addressing the question of how sapiens became behaviorally modern. These comments address this issue from the point of view of the human niche, using category-based nested forms.
Innovation and Population Growth
Series: Government · Malthus and Environment. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution
Presently, the Earth's population is about 7 billion people. Since food and innovation cannot support unlimited population growth, population is expected to stabilize at about 10 billion people as the human species adapts, or perishes. Self sustained space colonization is unlikely before and impossible after the human species declines or perishes on Earth.
Comments on David Reich's Book (2018) Who We Are and How We Got Here
Series: Buttressing the Human Niche. Price: $2.25 USD. Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology
David Reich, Harvard geneticist, updates the vision of Luca Cavalli-Sforza, who first explored the idea that our genetics may provide insight into human evolution and prehistory. The techniques for DNA sequencing and mathematical modeling substantially improved over the past decades. These comments examine Reich's update through the lens of the hypotheses of the human niche and first singularity.
Comments on David McNeill's Book (2012) How Language Began
Series: Buttressing the Human Niche. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,100. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Language
David McNeill, Professor at the University of Chicago, has been publishing books on the unity of speech and gesture, starting in 1992 with the book: Hand and Mind. He approaches the evolution of talk from the view of the U of C's language lab. Why do people gesture when they speak? Is this an evolved trait? These comments re-articulate McNeill's work using the category-based nested form.
The Human Niche
Series: A Course on The Human Niche. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,210. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Home schooling
What is an adaptation? What is a niche? The category-based nested form turns out to be useful in relating the two. An adaptation exploits a niche. A niche is the potential of an actuality independent of the adapting species. What is the human niche? What is the potential, independent of the hominins, that sculpts humanity through many generations. Here is a scientific hypothesis.
Comments on Derek Bickerton's Book (2014) More than Nature Needs
Series: A Course on The Human Niche. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Home schooling
These comments address a 2014 book by a linguist, Derek Bickerton, on the evolution of language and mind. My goal is to re-articulate the author's arguments using the category-based nested form and the first singularity.
Comments on Robert Berwick and Noam Chomsky's Book (2016) Why Only Us?
Series: A Course on The Human Niche. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Home schooling
Robert Berwick and Noam Chomsky's book, Why Only Us?, is subtitled: Language and Evolution. This collection of essays addresses the evolution of language from the point of view of computational systems and generative grammar, the expertise of each author respectively. These comments offer a category-based alternative.
Comments on Steven Mithen's Book (1996) The Prehistory of The Mind
Series: A Course on The Human Niche. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Home schooling
These comments address a book by an archaeologist, Steven Mithen, about human evolution. Mithen presents two evocative analogies for the mental evolution of hominins. The first is a play in four acts. The second is the historical evolution of church architecture. This work comments using the special vocabulary of the category-based nested form. The human niche is proposed.
Comments on Clive Gamble, John Gowlett and Robin Dunbar’s Book (2014) Thinking Big
Series: A Course on The Human Niche. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,270. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Home schooling
These comments address a 2014 book by three British researchers, on the evolution of language and mind. The subtitle is: How the Evolution of Social Live Shaped the Human Mind. My goal is to re-articulate their arguments using the category-based nested form and the first singularity.
The First Singularity and Its Fairy Tale Trace
Series: Crystallizations of the Fall. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution
This 2700 word essay presents a natural hypothesis addressing the question: Why is our current Lebenswelt not the same as the Lebenswelt that we evolved in?
Time Of Humans - The New Legacy
Series: History Of Life On Earth - Mini eBook, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,330. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Reference, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution
As the planet constantly evolved, so to has life. From the smallest organism, every stage along the way. Through ideal conditions for life, to conditions that have severely compromised and threatened the chances for all life to continue. We have succeeded, where many of our earlier ancestors didn’t, as did every other living thing on Earth today. This is us, this is the modern world.
Age Of Mammals - A More Familiar World
Series: History Of Life On Earth - Mini eBook, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Reference, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution
Mammals evolved on earth during the reign of the Dinosaur. Now, with their larger competitors gone after the mass extinction at the end of the cretaceous period, these small nocturnal creatures are free to diversify into the mammals we see today.
Age Of The Dinosaur - The Rise And Demise
Series: History Of Life On Earth - Mini eBook, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Reference, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution
After the most rapid and widespread diversification of species the world has ever experienced, during the Cambrian Explosion. Conditions are now ripe for rapid growth, of living creatures. The Dinosaur.
Transition - From The Oceans To Land
Series: History Of Life On Earth - Mini eBook, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,990. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Reference, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution
The Planet, we call earth looks very different from today. But soon, the landmasses will look very similar. Life is now possible on land. The geological, atmospheric and environmental conditions are about to trigger the most rapid and widespread diversification of life in Earth’s history.
Changes - Early Life And a Changing World
Series: History Of Life On Earth - Mini eBook, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,990. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution
As oxygen levels were rising, many changes were occurring among early life on Earth. Land formations were changing, creating new habitats for life to establish. It certainly seems life was beginning to flourish as the world changed. Or was it?
Beginnings - The Earth And Life
Series: History Of Life On Earth - Mini eBook, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,030. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Reference, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution
We all know that life on Earth is possible! We are here and so is every other form of life that we know. Three-point five billion years ago, Earth’s atmosphere and environment was very different from today.
Origins - The Universe, Everything And Evolution
Series: History Of Life On Earth - Mini eBook, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 4,910. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Reference, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution
The biggest question ever asked was: Where did everything come from? That question has been answered. Origins - The Universe, Everything And Evolution presents the scientific evidence and explains the origins of that evidence.
The Universe Story in Science and Myth
Series: GreenSpirit ebooks, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,540. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013 by GreenSpirit Ebooks. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
By Greg Morter and Niamh Brennan. Everyone has a life story. Cultures too have stories about how the world and its creatures came into being. We call those 'mere myths' but had nothing to put in their place until science gave us the true story of our Earth. This book retells that awesome story, covering billions of years of evolution, and considers its implications for the future development
Giants - The Amazing Truth
Series: Monsters in The Bible Series, Book 3. Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 29,880. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Civilization, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution
"The eyes of that species of extinct giants, whose bones fill the mounds of America, have gazed on Niagara, as ours do now". Abraham Lincoln 1848 Niagara Falls
The Ducati Girl, Darwin, and the Pig of Nebraska
Series: The Ducati Girl, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Life Sciences / General, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Evolution
And then came Homo Erectus―the upright monkey―and the Ducati Girl. The original theory on the evolution of man is still uncertain; evolutionists couldn't agree on the real face of all these homos, and after all this fuss, life seems to have started all of the sudden, out of nowhere; fossils are the testimonies, right? The Ducati Girl is skeptical and she wants answers. Can the truth be revealed?

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