Now I know the question is really quite vague, but I really wanted to create a wide scope for any ideas or comments you wanted to make. I just want you to put forward anything, anything at all that you think makes us humans who we are today.
For example, one might say that we are intelligent beings with a boundless curiosity and indomitable spirit as a species, and thus we are destined to reach for the stars. Whereas others will say that we are ruled by violence and primitive instincts, and we're headed for self destruction...
You could talk about your take on evolution, different cultures, human psychology, spirituality... Literally anything at all that you think is an important (or even the most important in your opinion) component of human nature.
As a reward, I will post the most interesting and in depth answer as a guest post, completely attributed to the winner. The winner will also be featured on the Harris Anthropology Blog, on the new 'Competition Winners' page with a link to the winning answer, so you can bask in the glory of your victory forever!
|A picture depicting many (Asiatic I think) Races|
Your comments can be about any aspect of humanity; biological, cultural, spiritual etc. But please put your comments here on the blog! You don't have to take part in the competition if you don't want to, you can just join in the fun and post something small. However, please keep it relevant to the question, and feel free to debate but try and keep it in good spirits, I would like it to stay friendly.
Competition Deadline: Thursday 31st July... Don't be late!
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[Image credit: G. Mülzel]