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Jak Homo sapiens spadł ze scala naturae
How Homo Sapiens fell from scala naturae

Author(s): Agnieszka Kloch
Subject(s): Media studies, Studies of Literature, Communication studies, Theory of Communication, Theory of Literature, Sociology of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: human evolution; theory of evolution; Homo sapiens; Charles Darwin; anthropocene
Summary/Abstract: Like Copernicus, Darwin revolutionized the place of a man within creation: he thrown the man from the top position in the chain of beings and placed him among other living beings. Emergence of human as a species was not an unique act. Humans evolved within primates in a result of inherently non-directional evolutionary processes, and human is by no means one of this kind among animals. In a geological timescale, even the impact of humans on the Earth ecosystem may not prove profound. Thus, the proposed geological epoch “anthropocene” reflects human fondness for our own greatness.

  • Page Range: 175-179
  • Page Count: 5
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Polish