How did Homo Sapiens get their Name and what does it mean in Latin?

Homo Sapien means “Wise human” in Latin.

That’s already a fairly ironic joke, considering. However, it gets better.

Because anthropologists have identified other ancient subspecies of Homo sapiens, for example, Homo sapiens neandertalensis, modern humans are now known as Homo sapiens sapiens.

how did homo sapiens get their name and what does it mean in latin

That, of course, means “wise wise human,” which seems to be really overstating the matter. smrt.

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