Saturday, August 11, 2007

Neoteny: And cuteness.

There's a theory that humans are primarily a neoteny, the result evolution making humans into a juvenile-like chimp throughout their life. Explaining the very long period of development in humans (14 years or so) as well as in part the massive learning that happens in humans much like children but prolonged. One of the given bits of evidence is the similarity between adult humans and young apes.

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