- Human Species HISTORY OR EVOLUTIONARY THOUGHT ~ Evolution Change in the genetic structure of a population and/or the appearance of a new species

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Human Species January 14, 2008 HISTORY OR EVOLUTIONARY THOUGHT ~ Evolution - Change in the genetic structure of a population and/or the appearance of a new species - Details of evolutionary processes from a historical perspective are important to understand human evolution - There are populations of humans that look different from others o Biological diversity, but same species ~ Before Darwin - Pre 1850s Evolutionary Thinking - The Greeks o Aristotle (384-322 BC) o Earth center of universe o The Great Chain of Being G-d’s creations arranged in hierarchy from simple to complex Other animals, prosimians, monkeys, apes, “man”, angels, G-d o Claudius Ptolemy (85-165 AD) Greek geographer and astronomer Egypt (Alexandria) Geocentric notion of the Universe – Earth at the center - Pre-scientific view in Europe o Middle Ages (500-1500 AD) o Would view shaped by teachings of the church Church is politics The teaching of the church becomes law Church thinking is rooted in Greco-roman tradition
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ANT 2511 taught by Professor Sinelli during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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