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Your Inner Monkey
Transcript of Your Inner Monkey
why are we built the way we are?
the shape of hands, our color vision, the way we walk, and the structure of your brain (the way we think) can all be traced back to ancient primates..
ancestors shaped our anatomy
we are all primates, monkeys apes humans, all part of the same tree of life.
man reconstructed Notharctus
found a 50 million year old structure
ancient fish climbing out of water -> evolved fins to reptiles feet->then to mamals with fingers and claws
Notharctus had divergent thumbs, nails instead of claws
first time in fossil history that hands look like ours do now
how did our hands evolve?
jumping from branch to branch
able to hold onto the thinnest branches
monkeys can only see limited range of yellows and blues
our developed sight gave us poor sense of smell (became less important for survival)
Northern Ethiopia, Africa
2 most important fossils to understand why we stand on two legs
Ardipithecus 4.4 million years ago
(tells different story, already walking upright in woodlands)
by Emily Robinson
shaped from ancient primate past
hand eye coordination
object permanence test
Many of our most important features are clearly connected to those of the monkey, more specifically primates.
There is a clear deep evolutionary relationship
our ancestors make us who we are today.