Man is a social being, which represents the highest stage of evolution of living organisms on Earth, capable of producing instruments of labour, to use them to influence the environment, conscious as a function of complex brain and articulate speech. The structure of the body the person belongs to the order of primates.
Modern man (Homo sapiens, i.e., the "reasonable man") belongs to the family of hominids (Hominidae), in which also include fossil representatives of the ancient and the most ancient of mankind.
Anthropogenesis - see the doctrine of evolution. Cm. also Anthropometry, Genetics, Race, Labor.