Domestication of Homo sapiens / Diamond

Evolution, consequences and future of plant and animal domestication (click for original article)

Jared Diamond, Nature, August 2002

Figure 1: Comparisons of domesticated wild species (left of each pair) and their never-domesticated close relatives (right) reveal the subtle factors that can derail domestication.


Roland Martin

Changes of form and behavior due to the process of domestication also apply to domestication of humans. I’m not “picking on” Roland Martin (photo at right); many prejudiced anthropologists would use a white European male as the example of a modern human) – The skull shape and facial proportions of Mr. Martin are the result of juvenalization/domestication – retention of infant development in an adult, common to modern humans. The traditional white European conceit that a high forehead predicts intelligence is not true. ‘Dome heads’ are a result of Paedogenesis.



One thought on “Domestication of Homo sapiens / Diamond

  1. Pingback: Continued: Jared Diamond / Domestication Post | Asperger: The HypoSocial Human

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s