Why did Neanderthals die off?

Why did Neanderthals die off?

Neanderthals may have died out not because of competition from our species, but simply through sheer bad luck. A simulation of their population suggests that they were always vulnerable to extinction and random chance was enough to tip them over the edge.

How did we evolve from monkeys if there are still monkeys?

Firstly, humans did not evolve from monkeys. Instead, monkeys and humans share a common ancestor from which both evolved around 25 million years ago. This evolutionary relationship is supported both by the fossil record and DNA analysis. A 2007 study showed that humans and rhesus monkeys share about 93% of their DNA.

Will monkeys eventually become human?

The short answer is no. An individual of one species cannot, during its lifetime, turn into another species. But your question is so interesting because it helps us think about life, evolution and what it means to be human.

Will humans become extinct?

The short answer is yes. The fossil record shows everything goes extinct, eventually. Almost all species that ever lived, over 99.

How old is the first animal on earth?

around 800 million years

How come Earth is the only planet that can sustain life?

A special planet: the habitable Earth What makes the Earth habitable? It is the right distance from the Sun, it is protected from harmful solar radiation by its magnetic field, it is kept warm by an insulating atmosphere, and it has the right chemical ingredients for life, including water and carbon.

Which planet can support life?

Earth

What is the closest habitable planet?

(CNN) One of the planets that orbits around Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun, had been thought to exist within what astronomers call the habitable zone.

What is the planet most like Earth?

Kepler-452b