SCI Notes 1.20

SCI Notes 1.20 - Anatomy, Physiology, Behavior Lookin out...

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SCI Notes 1/20 Laposata Human Nature Why are you here? o To get a job to make more money OR to get a job you personally enjoy Most common major in America: Business Evolution: It’s all about the genes o The goal of ALL organisms: To get your genes into the next generation Means to that end: Survive to sexual maturity: o Secure food o Avoid Predators Transfer genes to next generation: o Reproduce as much as possible o Produce virile, successful offspring o Help your kin o Best way to achieve goal Maximize energy efficiency: ^ Energy = ^ Growth = ^Mating success Efficiency in:
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Unformatted text preview: Anatomy, Physiology, Behavior Lookin out for number 1 Organisms optimize personal gain Selfishness is the rule, not the exception o Human Behaviors We are, after all, animals. Instinctive behaviors like those in other species Hence our tendencies towards selfishness and sloth Human behaviors: Examples Selfishness: o Money/possessions replaces genes o Maximize personal wealth Laziness and comfort: o Resist work, embrace leisure Human Behavior: Children...
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