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Throughout primate history there have been three major life history transitions towards increasingly delayed sexual maturation and biological reproduction, as well as towards extended life expectancy. Monkeys reproduce later and live longer than do prosimians, apes reproduce later and live longer than do monkeys, and humans reproduce later and live longer(More)
Metasystem transitions are events representing the evolutionary emergence of a higher level of organization through the integration of subsystems into a higher " metasystem " (A 1 +A 2 +A 3 =B). Such events have occurred several times throughout the history of life (e.g., emergence of life, multicellular life, sexual reproduction). The emergence of new(More)
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