Exam 1 Study Notes - Anthropology Exam 1 Test Thursday...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Anthropology Exam 1 30/09/2007 16:15:00 Test:  Thursday, October 4 th Readings     Angeloni:      I will probably take a question from each article in the reader. The  question will generally regard the theme, or a salient point of the article. Futuyama “The Growth of Evolutionary Science” Discusses the evolution of the thought of evolution Begins with the trouble that Galileo got in for suggesting a heliocentric view of  the earth in the 15 th  century Goes on to explain Darwin’s voyage and what the  Origin of Species  meant to  natural science “Within a decade or two of  The origin of Thought”,  the belief that living  organisms had evolved over the ages was firmly entrenched in biology Mayr “Darwin’s Influence on Modern Thought” Great minds shape the thinking of successive historical periods Luther and Calvin inspired the Reformation  Locke, Leibniz, Voltaire and Rousseau inspired the Enlightenment Modern thought is most dependant on the influence of Charles Darwin Weiner “Evolution in Action” Finches, monkeyflowers, sockeye salmon, and bacteria are changing before  our eyes Charles Darwin’s wife was terrified that when they died she would go to  heaven and he would not Half of the United States accepts Darwin’s theory, half do not
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Dawkins “The Illusion of Design” The world is divided into things that look as though somebody designed them,  and things that just happened through nature Darwin moved in a new direction: o Things that “just happen”, can mimic deliberate design.  The illusion of design is so successful that to this day many Americans refuse  to believe it Conclusion: Evolution is a fact Blumberg “Designer Thinking” Are animals rational beings? Reason vs. instinct in humans and in animals All behaviour is related to genetics Jane Goodall “The Mind of the Chimpanzee” Begins by outlining the difficulties that she had when she was starting out her  work in Gombe o At that time it was not acceptable for scientists to speak of animal’s  feelings or thought process, even though, that was clearly what Jane  was witnessing in Gombe Discusses Project Washoe o The chimps ability to learn ASL o And, Washoe teaching Loulis how to sign Also discusses chimps ability to remember things that happened way in the  past o In the case of Washoe, she recognized Beatrice Gardner 11 years  after not seeing her Stanford “Got Culture?” Discusses how different chimps have different cultures
Image of page 2
o
Image of page 3

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern