TOPIC_1_How_unique_are_we_unique_Rev_Paul_1-17-12

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Biology of Being Human TOPIC 1 Paul M. Bingham Joanne Souza “Humans – how are we unique and how unique are we?” Key Terms and Concepts (see glossary in digital textbook): Human uniqueness problem Ecological dominance Language Cranial volume/brain size Species and speciation and extinction Phylogenetic analysis Phylogenetic trees Primate Great Apes Chimps Gorillas Orangutan Hominids Humans (genus Homo ; includes us, modern humans or Homo sapiens ) Australopithecines (genus Australopihecus ; extinct) Scientific Revolution (ca. 1650 to present) Reductionism Parsimony (and a Theory-of-everything or TOE) Kinship-independent (conspecific) social cooperation 1
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2 LECTURE OUTLINE: Humans – how are we unique and how unique are we? I. What is our objective? A scientific theory of humans II. What do we need to understand? Humans are unique and dominant III. The history of the human knowledge enterprise tells us that the only viable
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course BIO 358 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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