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Midterm_study_guide - ANTH 5 MIDTERM STUDY TOPICS (Not...

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ANTH 5 MIDTERM STUDY TOPICS (Not necessarily in the order covered) Natural Selection: Darwin’s six-step logic. Three pre-requisites for, and why each is necessary. Ecological causes of differential reproduction. Reproduction is favored; survival only favored to the extent that it serves reproduction. Five kinds of evidence for. Does not directly favor the good of species. Is more like a tinkerer than an engineer. Produces adaptations. Causes alleles to increase or decrease in frequency by evaluating the phenotypes they build. Complex adaptations must be built out of simpler ones, each of which was itself beneficial on its own. Contrast with random forces such as mutation and genetic drift. Deducing the function of adaptations Reverse engineering. The comparative method (e.g., evolution of eyelessness, the “olfactory” paper). Evolution of social traits Four kinds of traits (analytic geometry model) Why selection can not favor the good of the species. How altruism evolves.
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2009 for the course ANTH 5 taught by Professor Gaulin during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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Midterm_study_guide - ANTH 5 MIDTERM STUDY TOPICS (Not...

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