Topic 5 Key Concept Question

Topic 5 Key Concept Question - DIRECTIONS: As you watch...

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DIRECTIONS: As you watch Topic 5 and read the related text in Death from a Distance, try to discover the answer to the key concept question below. Topic 5 Key Concept Question Non-Human Animal Social Behavior Having established how evolution by natural selection works, our next goal is to understand how this process operates in the specific adaptive context of social relationships to other conspecifics. Our most important insight into the evolution of non-human animal social behavior emerges from the realization that genetic design information shapes these animals to behave AS IF the interests of design information were paramount. This insight, in turn, allows us to predict how individual non-human animals will behave socially (Chapter 3 in Death from a Distance; TOPIC 5 lecture video). Which of the following is the most accurate
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