History: Fiction or Science? Chronology Vol.IV

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Blunt, whatever his text on me might have been: ``She lives by her wits.'' Was she exercising her wits on me for some purpose of her own? He wanted to see the very ground on which the Principle of Legitimacy was actually asserting itself arms in hand. The Permian Period (c. 299 to 252 mya) ended with the greatest mass extinction in the eon of complex life .� The Carboniferous rainforests not only collapsed, but great deserts formed in the interior of the newly formed supercontinent of Pangaea. �Pangaea was a little scattered when it formed, with huge ice sheets at the South Pole, but by the end of the Permian, the ice age was finished and another ice age would not appear for more than 200 million years.� The continent that became North America and Europe collided with Gondwana, and a gigantic mountain range formed as a result, called the Central Pangaean Mountains .� Those mountains created climatic effects, and great deserts formed on each side of that range .� Remnants of that range include the Appalachians and part of the Atlas Mountains .� The Ural mountain range began forming during the creation of Pangaea, and the Tethys Ocean formed during the late Permian.� Conifer for ests, which I have spent my life happily hiking through, first appeared in the Permian .� Devonian forests were 10 meters tall, Carboniferous rainforests were 30 meters tall, and Mesozoic conifers reached 60 meters tall and even sequoias appeared.� Conifers were one of the early seed plants and used pollen to fertilize their seeds; that method that did not need the water that spores did.� As conifers appeared during an ice age, they are well-adapted to cold climates, which is why conifer forests are so prevalent today.� As discussed later in this essay, conifers were later displaced by flowering plants, which engaged in an unprecedented symbiosis with animals, and conifers were pushed to Earth�s cold margins. [291] � Tree ferns declined after the Carboniferous, but still exist today.

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Publisher: Delamere Resources LLC; 1st edition (January 8, 2008)

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In this sense, Australia was a group of nations, just as Europe is today. Certain aspects of culture found in one region may be absent in others. So, it is important to realise that when discussing finer details of their culture, some practices described may only occur in some areas, by particular tribes (also called "language groups" or "nations"), or by particular people How the West Was Lost:Coping With Life in a Strange, New Civilization. General Jakabu Gowan, Nigeria's head of state during the war with secessionist Biafra, had read Carl Sandberg's four-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln. Identifying his own cause with that of the North, Gowan told reporters that he could recognize the "Shermans" and the "Grants" among his commanders. On the other hand, Adolf Hitler was mistakenly encouraged by President Franklin D Annual Report of the Insurance Commissioner, Volume 24.

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The morning he died they came to call me at four o'clock. He recognized me and whispered, `You are flawless 1914. In a classical context, people were called "civilized" to set them apart from barbarians, savages, and primitive peoples while in a modern-day context, "civilized peoples" have been contrasted with native peoples or tribal societies A Study of Pueblo Architecture in Tusayan and Cibola. Chim panzees are the most tool-using non-human great ape, and female chimps make and use tools more often than males do .� One problem with studying today�s animals and applying those findings to their ancestors is that their line has evolved too.� The ancestor of chimpanzees when the split was made with the human line did not look like today�s chimpanzees, and probably did not act quite like them.� However, chimpanzees and gorillas adapted to environments that have not remarkably changed for the past 8-10 million years, and it is unlikely that they have dramatically changed over that time. �Orangutans are similar. �Scientists have argued that since there is little evidence of morphological change in those great apes in the intervening years since they split from the human line, particularly in their cranial capacity, that they probably act similarly today and have similar capacities to their distant ancestors. [463] � Today�s chimps have nearly the same-sized brains as australopithecines did. �They make and use tools, and an orangutan was even trained in captivity to make stone tools .� All great apes have learned to use sign language and some even invent their own signs .� I think it very reas onable to believe that relatively sophisticated tool use among humanity�s ancestors predates, perhaps by several million years, those stone tools dated to 3.4-3.3 mya.� Tools may be hundreds of millions of years old, and insects, fish, cephalopods, and reptiles use tools today.� The protohuman equivalent of Nikola Tesla (although it may have been a female) discovered how to bang two rocks together to create a hard edge used for cutting, perhaps with a little inventor�s serendipity.� It may not be possible to overstate the significance of that invention. [464] � More than a million years of free hands, due to australopithecine bipedal posture, probably led to the most significant tool-making event in Earth�s history to that time.� The shortening fingers and lengthening thumbs of australopithecines led to more dexterity, and in training today�s great apes to make stone tools, their relative lack of dexterity has been noted as an impediment.� Also, the increasing dexterity of the protohuman hand is linked with neurological changes, from the hands to the brain, as early protohumans took tool-making to a new level, in another case of mutually reinforcing positive feedbacks. [465] Although that australopithecine may have been the smartest member of its species, with an ape IQ that went off the scale, his or her brain was the same size as the fellow members of his or her species, but that would not last long.� The swift climb to the appearance of Homo sapiens had begun.� When that likely human ancestor made the first stone tool, it was the culmination of a process of increasing encephalization and manipulative ability that probably began its ascent with the appearance of apes and accelerated when humanity�s ancestors became bipedal .� Studying great apes today and applying those findings to humanity�s ancestors is problematic, but there has probably not been significant evolution in great apes since they descended from the last common ancestor that they shared with humans, particularly chimpanzees.� About one mya, bonobos split from other chimpanzee populations and became a separate species, but for many years scientists did not realize it. �Another chimpanzee split about 1.5 mya created east and west chimp species that are virtually indistinguishable today.� It is widely considered to be very likely that the last common ancestor of chimps and humans looked like a chimp. [466] Other than hu mans, rhesus macaques are Earth�s most widespread primates, and both species are generalists whose ability to adapt has been responsible for their success.� Rhesus macaques are significantly encephalized, about twice that of dogs and cats, and nearly as much as chimpanzees.� Rhesus macaques have what is called Machiavellian social organization, in which everybody is continually vying for rank and power is everything.� Those with rhesus power get the most and best food, the best and safest sleeping places, mating privileges, the nicest environments to live in, and endless grooming by subordinates, whom the dominants can beat and harass whenever they want, while those low in the hierarchies get the scraps and are usually the first to succumb to the vagaries of rhesus life, including predation. [467] � It is the same energy game that all species play .� But ev en the lowliest macaque will become patriotic cannon fodder if his society faces an external threat, as even a macaque knows that a miserable life is better than no life at all.� The violence inflicted seems economically optimized; within a society the violence is mostly harassment, but when rival societies first come in contact, the violence is often lethal, as the initially established dominance can last for lifetimes.� Within a society, killing a subordinate does not make economic sense, as that subordinate supports the hierarchy.� Potentates rely on slaves.� The human smile evolved from the teeth-baring display of monkeys that connotes fear or submission. [468] For all of th eir seeming cunning and behaviors right out of The Prince, rhesus monkeys cannot pass the mirror test; they attack their images, as they see themselves as just another rival monkey.� Chimpanzees, on the other hand, pass the mirror test, and the threshold of sentience, whatever sentience really is, may not be far removed from the ability to pass the mirror test, or perhaps humanity has not yet achieved it.� Capuchin monkeys, consid ered the most intelligent New World monkeys, have socially based learning, in which the young watch and imitate their elders.� Different capuchin societies have different cultures and different tool-using behaviors reflected in different solutions to similar foraging problems. [469] � Capuchins, isolated from African and Asian monkeys for about 30 million years, have striking similarities to their Old World counterparts, with female-centric societies and lethal hierarchical politics.� As with chimpanzees and humans, ganging up on lone victims is the preferred method, which increases the chance of success and reduces the risk to the murderers. [470] � Unlike rhesus monkeys, for instance, capuchin males can help with infant rearing, but they will also kill infants that they did not father, as rhesus, chimpanzees, and gorillas also do (that behavior has been observed in 50 primate species). [471] � Those comparisons provide evidence that simian social organization results from the connection between simian biology and environment; their societies formed to solve the problems of feeding, safety, and reproduction A history of California: the American period.

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