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1. "Wissen sie, Daniel, manchmal denke ich, Darwin hat sich geirrt, und in Wirklichkeit stammt der Mensch vom Schwein oder vom Hund ab, denn in acht von zehn Hominiden steckt ein Schweinehund, der darauf wartet, rausgelassen zu werden."
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
2. "Hominids typically haven't so much adapted to change, as they have accommodated to it."
Author: Ian Tattersall
3. "It has actually been suggested that warfare may have been the principle evolutionary pressure that created the huge gap between the human brain and that of our closest living relatives, the anthropoid apes. Whole groups of hominids with inferior brains could not win wars and were therefore exterminated."
Author: Jane Goodall
4. "I kept an open mind on the question of whether a hominid had been present in Europe in the early Pleistocene."
Author: Louis Leakey
5. "Pani Dunwiddy byla stara i tak tez wygladala. Istnialy epoki geologiczne mlodsze od pani Dunwiddy. W dziecinstwie Gruby Charlie wyobrazal sobie pania Dunwiddy w Afryce Równikowej, spogladajaca z dezaprobata przez grube okulary na od niedawna wyprostowanych hominidów. - Tylko nie wlazcie mi na podwórko - mówila swiezo wyewoluowanym i dosc nerwowym okazom homo habilis - albo dostaniecie ode mnie pasem w kanal sluchowy."
Author: Neil Gaiman
6. "More poignant for us, at Laetoli in Tanzania are the companionable footprints of three real hominids, probably Australopithecus afarensis, walking together 3.6 million years ago in what was then fresh volcanic ash. Who does not wonder what these individuals were to each other, whether they held hands or even talked, and what forgotten errand they shared in a Pliocene dawn?"
Author: Richard Dawkins
7. "To investigate the history of man's development, the most important finds are, of course, hominid fossils."
Author: Richard Leakey
8. "Every fact of science was once damned. Every invention was considered impossible. Every discovery was a nervous shock to some orthodoxy. Every artistic innovation was denounced as fraud and folly. The entire web of culture and ‘progress,' everything on earth that is man-made and not given to us by nature, is the concrete manifestation of some man's refusal to bow to Authority. We would own no more, know no more, and be no more than the first apelike hominids if it were not for the rebellious, the recalcitrant, and the intransigent. As Oscar Wilde truly said, ‘Disobedience was man's Original Virtue."
Author: Robert Anton Wilson
9. "Everything in physiology follows the rule that too much can be as bad as too little. There are optimal points of allostatic balance. For example, while a moderate amount of exercise generally increases bone mass, thirty-year-old athletes who run 40 to 50 miles a week can wind up with decalcified bones, decreased bone mass, increased risk of stress fractures and scoliosis (sideways curvature of the spine)—their skeletons look like those of seventy-year-olds. To put exercise in perspective, imagine this: sit with a group of hunter-gatherers from the African grasslands and explain to them that in our world we have so much food and so much free time that some of us run 26 miles in a day, simply for the sheer pleasure of it. They are likely to say, "Are you crazy? That's stressful." Throughout hominid history, if you're running 26 miles in a day, you're either very intent on eating someone or someone's very intent on eating you."
Author: Robert M. Sapolsky
10. "We spent an enormous amount of time as hominids and as primates living as hunter-gatherers. That is the natural way for us to live, and we're suddenly living in this profoundly unnatural way, and we're still in the process of adapting to it and working out how to live with it."
Author: Spencer Wells
11. "What was I, then? I hadn'tbecome a European either, not in France and certainly not inEngland. So what were you, Ricardito? Maybe what Mrs. Richardsoncalled me in her fits of temper: a little pissant, nothing but aninterpreter, somebody, as my colleague Salomon Toledano liked todefine us, who is only when he isn't, a hominid who exists when hestops being what he is so that what other people think and say canpass through him more easily."
12. "Hominid and human evolution took place over millions and not billions of years, but with the emergence of language there was a further acceleration of time and the rate of change."
Author: William Irwin Thompson

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