Need help with my Philosophy question – I’m studying for my class.

1. Why do you think fossils are so controversial to non-scientists?

2. Why do you think Paleontologists consider BIPEDALISM to be the “Hallmark of humanity”?

3. What environmental and/or cognitive skills do you think separated early Homo species from the earlier hominids from whom they were descended?

4. Based on what you’ve learned about Archaic Homo sapiens, what behaviors and/or cognitive skills do you think separated and/or allowed early modern humans to out-compete the archaic Homo sapiens who coexisted with them?


Please write a paper (approximately 1000 words minimum) explaining your answer. If you use any outside sources, PLEASE CITE your sources appropriately. You may write in “first person” (using terms like “I am,” “I think”, “I believe”). Grading will be based on your originality, depth of thought, spelling and grammar, so please spellcheck and proofread your work before you turn it in. Please be careful not to plagiarize – these papers go through Turn-It-In to determine their originality.

Please do not use this space to cut and paste a whole lot of other people’s published research and then submit that as your own original work. That is a called a “cut and paste” paper and is not acceptable at the college level.

Thank you.