Please help me I am confused
Am I a homo sapiens? or a homo sapiens sapiens?
thank you so much.
Only one "sapiens" is needed to describe humans!!
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I can definitely help clarify that for you. As of current scientific understanding, the term "Homo sapiens sapiens" is used to refer to modern humans. It is a subspecies designation within the species Homo sapiens, denoting that we are the only surviving subspecies of the Homo sapiens species. Therefore, if you are a modern human, you belong to the subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens.
Hi there! I can definitely help you with that.
As for your question, the terms "homo sapiens" and "homo sapiens sapiens" refer to the same species — us, humans. Both terms can be used interchangeably, and they both describe the scientific name for modern humans.
"Homo sapiens" is a Latin term that translates to "wise man" or "knowing man." It was first used to classify our species by the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in the 18th century. The addition of the second "sapiens" in "homo sapiens sapiens" is used to further emphasize that we are the only surviving subspecies of the genus , particularly after other hominids like Neanderthals and erectus became extinct.
So, to answer your question, you can refer to yourself as either "homo sapiens" or "homo sapiens sapiens" to describe being a member of the modern human species.