Reading Assignment 7

Reading Assignment 7 - Reading Assignment 6 1. As with all...

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Reading Assignment 6 1. As with all scientific revolutions, the Dubois and Dart conclusions went against the conventional knowledge of the time. People were resistant to it at first because it was different from what they “knew.” Both Dubois and Dart faced resistance in part due to their perceived arrogance in the way that they went about reaching their conclusions and announcing it—others were turned off. In terms of Dubois, people refused to accept that the fossils he found were ancient at all! And in terms of Dart, people were resistant because he showed that humans arose from Africa. Not only did this go against the accepted wisdom of Asian origins, it would make us “ Negroid.” It is so hard to classify these fossils for many reasons. One error is that of human nature: paleontologists usually classify their finds in the way that is most flattering to them. Also, the lack of fossils and patchiness of the fossil record makes new finds seem sudden and different from the already
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2010 for the course GE CLST 70B taught by Professor Morris,m.r./friscia,a.r./moldwin,m.b./vanvalkenburgh,b during the Winter '10 term at UCLA.

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