Commonly used and popular scientific terminology often misleads people into believing that modern man is somehow different from prehistoric man. Early modern man or modern homo sapiens existed approximately six hundred million years ago, a time frame considered as the dawn of modern civilization. The term “man” was used then to designate a group of human beings. As civilization began to emerge, the classification of humans became more refined, eventually covering all the various types of behavior considered typical for the species. This period known as the Neolithic Era is often referred to as the dawn of civilization for this reason.
Since early days of civilization, the meaning of the word “man” has been determined by the classification of people into various ethnic groups, indicating their level of development and their ability to produce offspring. In modern times, the meaning of the term “man” has been somewhat controversial. Some people argue that modern man is merely a modern version of what was already regarded as mankind in prehistorical times. On the other hand, other people believe that humankind itself is an evolved species that evolved into a different species through natural selection.
Throughout much of history, humankind has always dreamt of expanding its empire to the stars. One example of this is the idea of sending explorers to the moon. Although this never came to fruition, the dream did materialize during the Cold War era. Another example of mankind dreaming of conquering space is the space race that arose during the 1960s. As the United States and the Soviet Union were trying to outdo one another in space, others dreamed of sending people to the moon.
During the height of the Space Race, there was a push by some in humanity for a gender-neutral language. This would have allowed humanity to communicate with members of other species even if their genders were irrelevant. Unfortunately, such a language never came to pass. Despite the push for a neutral language, few if any, members of the scientific community embraced such ideas. After all, if two genders had equal importance in the eyes of the scientific community, then how could one define which gender was “the” gender?
In addition, there was a push within humanity for a common written language. By doing so, it was hoped that people would not only be able to converse with each other, but also converse with others from other parts of the world. Such a system would eliminate the language barrier that kept humans isolated from one another during the time of exploration and travel. A common written language would have enabled people to write down some of their histories, arts, and philosophies. Some even believed that it would have prevented the spread of civilization among the peoples of the earth.
Today, there is still much skepticism about the theories that lay behind gender fluidity. Instead, most scientists agree that the concept of a gender fluidity exists, but that it does not affect the development of all aspects of the development of a person. The existence of gender fluidity only affects how an individual or a child’s body feels, thinks, and behaves when a particular sex or gender is present. Gender fluidity exists, but it has no bearing on a person’s mental, emotional, physical, or spiritual development as a person.