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The Domestication of Animals and its Effects

September 22, 2012 12:24 pm

About the same time as the invention of agriculture (c.8000 BC) another revolution occurred: the taming of wild animals for domestic use. As with agriculture, the more settled lifestyle that better hunting and gathering allowed at the end of the last Ice Age was important, because it gave people the […]

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The Birth of Agriculture and its Effects

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Cursed is the ground for your sake; in sorrow shall you eat of it all the days of your life.  Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to you; and you shall eat the herb of the field.  In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread till […]

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A Possible Scenario for the Evolution of the Family and Gender Roles

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The dramatic physical changes our ancestors experienced also triggered equally significant social changes that led to the evolution of the most basic social unit of our species: the family. One likely scenario involved two lines of development converging to create the family. First, as our ancestors moved out of the […]

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A Possible Scenario of Human Evolution

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Where to start? While human history is primarily concerned with cultural and technological evolution, we need to understand a possible scenario for the evolution of the biological characteristics that have served as the basis for the human species’ other advances. Maybe a good starting point would be some 75,000,000 years […]

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Biological, Cultural, and Technological Evolution in History

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Introduction There are three types of evolution that have driven the development of human societies. The first of these is biological evolution where nature very slowly adapts us physically to our changing environment. Whether one believes in the theory of dynamic biological change and evolution or a more static creationist […]

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Biological, Cultural, and Technological Evolution in History

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Introduction There are three types of evolution that have driven the development of human societies. The first of these is biological evolution where nature very slowly adapts us physically to our changing environment. Whether one believes in the theory of dynamic biological change and evolution or a more static creationist […]

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Microsoft wins third German patent victory over Google Motorola technology

September 21, 2012 10:18 am
Microsoft wins third German patent victory over Google Motorola technology

Microsoft has won a third victory in Germany over Google’s Motorola unit in the ongoing patent wars between the two companies. A German court ruled that several Motorola tablets and phones infringe a Microsoft patented method for apps to handle different kinds of user input, such as on-screen letter and […]

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Apple Makes a Wrong Turn as Users Blast Map Switch

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Apple Makes a Wrong Turn as Users Blast Map Switch

Apple Inc.’s move to replace Google Inc.’s mapping software with its own on its mobile devices sparked a world-wide consumer backlash, marking a rare strategic blunder by a company more accustomed to rave reviews from users. Streaming Updates Plus, visit the Gadget Wars stream for the latest on the cutthroat […]

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iOS 6 becomes 15 percent of Apple mobile device traffic within 24 hours

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iOS 6 becomes 15 percent of Apple mobile device traffic within 24 hours

There’s been some trepidation among Apple device users over the upgrade to iOS 6 given that it takes awaysome components while adding others. You wouldn’t guess it from the initial upgrade rate, however. Both ChartBoost and Chitika have determined that about 15 percent of iOS data traffic was already coming […]

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OpenWave fires ten-gun patent broadsides at Apple AND Google – The enemy of my enemy is … also my enemy

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OpenWave fires ten-gun patent broadsides at Apple AND Google   – The enemy of my enemy is … also my enemy

Apple and Google will find themselves on the same side of the patent court defending against Unwired Planet, which has accused the pair of infringing 20 patents filed while it was known as OpenWave. The 20 patents are split between the defendants, ten for Apple and ten for Google, but […]

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