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Problem Set 1 - Anthropology 005 Introduction to Physical...

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Anthropology 005 Introduction to Physical Anthropology Problem Set # 1: Adaptation and Natural Selection 1. Evolution by natural selection is the best available explanation for the well-adapted condition of most  organisms. A. What do we mean by well-adapted? The ability to reproduce successfully. B. Give two examples of adaptations, one from humans and one from some other species. C. What is the ultimate function of all adaptations? To reproduce more successfully D. What, exactly, happens under the influence of natural selection? Advantageous traits (those that promote reproduction) are passed on from generation to generation. 2. Darwin’s finches in the Galapagos, Studied by Rosemary and Peter Grant, are thought to provide a good  example of ongoing evolution by natural selection. A. What is the primary cause of selection on beak morphology (size and shape) among these birds?
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