Homo sapiens

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''Homo sapiens'' is the species modern humans belong to. Recent populations are classified as the [[subspecies]] ''H. s. sapiens'' to distinguish from certain archaic, fossil, populations, such as ''H. s. idaltu''.
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''Homo sapiens'' is the species modern humans belong to. Recent populations are classified as the [[subspecies]] ''H. s. sapiens'' to distinguish from certain archaic, fossil, populations, such as ''H. s. idaltu''. Homo sapiens first appeared around 200,000 years ago.
In Latin, ''homo sapiens'' means literally "wise human".  Humans are intelligent but not necessarily wise.  Human technology can change the human environment so fast that evolutionary change cannot keep up.  Humans are causing poblems for our descendants.  Gobal warming is just one example.  The problems are well known.  We look for a solution.  
In Latin, ''homo sapiens'' means literally "wise human".  Humans are intelligent but not necessarily wise.  Human technology can change the human environment so fast that evolutionary change cannot keep up.  Humans are causing poblems for our descendants.  Gobal warming is just one example.  The problems are well known.  We look for a solution.  
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