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Biol 201B (Berta) Study Questions Week 5 1. What does the following commentary by a noted evolutionary biologist refer to: “mankind stood up first and got smart later.” 2. How is estrus different than the menstrual cycle? 3. Do you agree with the statement that Humans and Old World monkeys share a most recent common ancestry? 4. What is meant by the latitudinal diversity gradient and where does the greatest diversity occur? 5. What is the greenhouse effect and what can we do about it? 6. Define the following terms: sustainable development, hominid, bipedalism, biomagnification, ESA theory 7. What major groups of life are the most common? 8. What are three ways humans are negatively impacting the environment and what
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Unformatted text preview: are solutions to each of these challenges? 9. Distinguish between prosimians and anthropoids with an example of each group. Are prosimians monophyletic? Why or why not? 10. Support or refute the statement monkeys are a paraphyletic group? What’s wrong with recognizing paraphyletic groups? 11. Does available evidence indicate that Homo florisiensis is a new dwarf human or an abnormal (diseased) modern man specimen ( Homo sapiens )? 12. Distinguish between the two hypotheses for the origin and spread of the human lineage? Which one is best supported by most evidence today? 13. What is the current human world population? 14. Which lineage of great apes is most closely related to humans?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2008 for the course BIO 201 B taught by Professor Simpson during the Spring '08 term at San Diego State.

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