Comparative table – differences between a modern human (Homo sapiens sapiens) from an animal (monkey)

  Modern man Animal (monkey)
Biological characteristics
External appearance Walking upright . Moves on two legs.

Lack of body hair

Moves on four limbs. Climbs trees well, clinging to all four limbs. Has a coat all over the body
Head The skull bones are much thinner than those of the monkey. Facial features are thinner and smaller, the face is flat. Powerful bones of the skull. The muzzle stretched forward . Developed superciliary arches.
  The bones of the nose protrude over the facial region of the skull. There is a chin protrusion.  
  The teeth are straight, the canines do not protrude.

The brain is larger and more complexly organized (more convolutions). The ability to think (activity, as a result of which new solutions, ideas or knowledge are born that are not contained in memory in a finished form and are inaccessible directly to the senses). Articulate speech

Developed canines protruding over the rest of the row of teeth. Small brain volume.

A system of sounds and emotions for conveying information

Spine The spine is thinner and has curves that allow you to maintain balance in an upright position and when walking. The main weight of the upper body lies on the pelvic bones, they act as a shelf on which the internal organs lie Straight and powerful spine.

The pelvic bones are used to attach the legs to the spine

Hands Hands do not participate in walking, shorter than those of a monkey, reach only to the hips. The thumb is opposed to the rest, which makes grasping movements easier The forelegs are long, below the knees.

The monkey grabs the object not with five fingers, but only with four, since the thumb is short and poorly developed

Legs Legs are longer than arms.

The foot has a vault that acts as a shock absorber when walking. There is a massive heel

The hind legs are shorter in relation to the body and forelimbs. The foot is not developed and not adapted to walking, flat in shape
Social characteristics
Activities and communication The ability to communicate, work together, purposeful activity (conscious goal setting of activity), not only adaptation to the environment, but also the ability to create a socio-cultural environment Instinctive behavior. Organized community. The ability to work together. Feasibility of action


Remember: The process of learning a person lasts a lifetime. The value of the same knowledge for different people may be different, it is determined by their individual characteristics and needs. Therefore, knowledge is always needed at any age and position.