from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The evolutionary process leading to the development of human characteristics that distinguish hominids from other primates.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the process of becoming like a human
- n. the beginning of human life, or of a deity's life in human form
St. Anselm of Canterbury gave the most forceful statement in favor of the delayed hominization thesis: "No human intellect accepts the view that an infant has the rational soul from the moment of conception."
This theory of "delayed hominization" is the most consistent thread throughout church history on abortion.
St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas both held that hominization, or the coming into being of the human, occurs only gradually.
And if you're interested in hominization, i.e., how we became human, you'd write pf rather than antebellum bodice rippers or poignant sagas about gender-conflicted vampires.
This also happened for humankind - along the paleoanthropological process of [[hominization]] - in accordance with its ecological and, possibly, its long-term cultural changes.
This also happened for humankind - along the paleoanthropological process of hominization - in accordance with its ecological and, possibly, its long-term cultural changes.
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