anth2b MIDTERM - KEY

anth2b MIDTERM - KEY - ANTH 2B: Intro to Biological...

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ANTH 2B: Intro to Biological Anthropology Prof. Jim Egan Fall 2007 Midterm Practice Exam - KEY I. Definitions ! 1. a. Lived experiences = imperfect reflections of ideal types b. 2. Redundancy of the Genetic Code a. “More than 1 codon (on mRNA) codes for the same amino acid” b. Redundancy protects again the effects of mutation 3. Breeding population a. The basic unit of analysis for population genetics b. “A group of regularly interbreeding organisms” 4. Epistemology a. A way of knowing the world; of knowing what you know; a set of assumptions & questions for understanding the world b. Science is only one of many epistemologies 5. Evolution “Changes in gene frequencies over time.” II. Multiple Choice! 1. All of the following statements are true about “science” EXCEPT: a. Science attempts to explain mechanisms behind various processes b. Science is provisional c. Scientific theories can be proven after a substantial number of tests
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course BIO SCI 38000 taught by Professor Gaut during the Spring '08 term at UC Irvine.

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