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Unformatted text preview: Temple Grandin, Dogs Make Us Human & Rachael Gorman, HIST 2110 Cooking Up Bigger Brains 2/2/11 The texts, by Grandin and Gorman respectively, both posit extremely significant evolutionary developments that are more similar than they may seem at first glance. In Cooking Up Bigger Brains, a scientist working with Chimpanzees explains the possible link between the advent of cooking and the growth of the human brain. Likewise, in Dogs Make Us Human, Temple Grandin examines the nearly congruent changes in the human brain and the canine brain at the approximate time of the first domestication of wolves. Each theory, if substantiated, is a very important discovery in both the scientific community, and the world at large. While each event being examined happened hundreds of thousands of years ago, the research involved draws more on physical evidence than speculation. The ability of the scientists described in each text to scrutinize bones and other primary-source artifacts of the time, lends tremendous weight to their...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course HISTORY 2110 taught by Professor Phoenix during the Spring '11 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.
- Spring '11