Selfish Gene Question Set 3 2007

Selfish Gene - The Selfish Gene Question Set 3 Chapter 8 Battle of the generations 1 What types of resources can parents invest in children 2 What

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The Selfish Gene Question Set 3 Chapter 8. Battle of the generations 1. What types of resources can parents invest in children? 2. What does Dawkins suggest as the common currency of all types of investment in offspring? 3. Why should parents have favorite offspring? 4. When should the oldest (or largest) offspring be favored by parents in terms of their investment? 5. When should the youngest (or smallest) offspring be favored? 6. How does Dawkins explain the evolution of menopause in human females by parents in terms of their investment? 7. Why didn’t menopause evolve in males? 8. How are a parent and its offspring in conflict about resource investment? How can this be explained by their coefficient of relatedness? 9. When should a mammal parent wean a child? 10. When should a mammal child wean itself? 11. When should a runt sacrifice itself for the good of its relatives? 12. Dawkins suggests that birds should try to lay one more egg than the expected optimum number. Why?
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course BIOL 101 taught by Professor Kilgen during the Spring '08 term at Nicholls State.

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