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9/15/2011 1 Introduction, or all of Anthro 7 in 75 min Administrative (but important) details How evolution works The history of the human lineage Introduction, or all of Anthro 7 in 75 min Administrative (but important) details How evolution works The history of the human lineage Administrative details Anthropology 186P: Models of Cultural Evolution Instructor: Rob Boyd Meets TR 11:00–12:15 Office hours – 368 Haines Hall TR 10–11 By appointment Readings: Not by Genes Alone : at bookstore or web Other readings: on class web page Read before coming to class
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9/15/2011 2 Administrative details Class webpage at: classes.sscnet.ucla.edu Slides posted: pptx, pdf (3) & pdf (6) Lectures podcast: www.bruincast.ucla.edu Grades: in-class multiple choice exams Nov 8: 11-12:15 Dec 8: 3:00–6:00 PM Course Outline Culture is important and part of human biology (9/27) Culture exists (9/29–10/6) Culture evolves (10/11–10/18) Culture is an adaptation (10/20–11/1) Culture is maladaptive (11/08–11/10) Culture and genes coevolve (11/15–12/1) Introduction, or all of Anthro 7 in 75 min Administrative (but important) details How evolution works The history of the human lineage
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9/15/2011 3 Evolution is important because it shaped human behavior and morphology. Origin of man now proved.—Metaphysics must flourish.—He who understand baboon would do more toward metaphysics than Locke. Darwin, N notebook, Oct. 1838 To study Metaphysics, as they have always been studied appears to me to be like puzzling at astronomy without mechanics. Darwin, M notebook, Aug. 1838 Darwin was an unlikely person to revolutionize science Born to well-to-do, liberal family Flunked out of medical school Went to Cambridge to become parson Was an indifferent student Loved nature and the outdoors. Darwin’s life changed by voyage on HMS Beagle Offered position as companion & naturalist for Capt. Fitzroy Voyaged around the world Returned as ambitious young scientist
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9/15/2011 4 Darwin’s life changed by voyage on HMS Beagle Offered position as companion & naturalist for Capt. Fitzroy Voyaged around the world Returned as ambitious young scientist Darwin’s life changed by voyage on HMS Beagle Offered position as companion & naturalist for Capt. Fitzroy Voyaged around the world Returned as ambitious young scientist Read Malthus and conceived idea of natural selection Thomas Malthus Natural selection occurs when three conditions are satisfied:
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