1.What is a diminishing returns curve?
Can you think of an example from your life? How does the value of a resource
change with time or the amount you possess?
2.What is altruism?
3.What life-history factors might promote altruism in a species?
1. What does the demographic transition refer to? The shift from high
mortality/high fertility to low mortality/low fertility
2. Paternity certainty in humans Is never a given. Males cannot ever be
100% certain that the offspring they are investing in is
1. Male reproductive success is limited by The number of available partners
2. Female reproductive success is limited by The resources available to raise
3. The "two fold cost of sex" refers to The fact that each parent only
contributes half of
ANTH160: Exam 3 study guide
1. Is sexual dimorphism itself selected for by natural selection?
Sexual dimorphism refers to the trait where males express one phenotype
and females express another (Most common example is body size).
Sexual dimorphism is no
Topic 11: Reproduction in Stratified Social Systems
Male Acquisition Strategies
Bride Capture: Non-stratified societies, little to no accumulation of
Bride Service: Recognition of paternity, often means many years of
Primate Evolution in Context
The Cenozoic Era is comprised of different epochs associated with
Adaptive Radiations. Speciation events that are rapid and associated
with the filling of new niches (or jobs) in the environment.
This was part of the larger sc
ANTHROPOLOGY: FOUR SUBFIELDS
Anthropology is the study of the human species
and its immediate ancestors.
Anthropology is holistic and concerned with
studying the whole of the human condition
Race and Evolution
The Few Phenotypic Differences people use to
talk about race are not representative of the
Genotype similarities and differences between
Skin Color, Hair Color, Eye Color, Facial
Characteristics Head Shapes, eye folds
THE WILL TO BELIEVE
imitate his kind of option. in a case where my own
stake is important enough to give me the right to
choose my own forrn of risk. If religion be true and
the evidence for it be still insufﬁcient. l do not wish.
by putting your extingui
The Last 65 Million Years
The history of Life is punctuated by large scale exticntions see below for
highlights of the biggest. The largest ever approx. 252 million years ago
cleared the decks making room for the Dinosaurs who reigned fo
Nobody can have any doubt of that; one need only know
that the prophets and apostles and the others who com‘
posed the Holy Scriptures at the dictate ofthe Holy Ghost
never thought of these philosophical entities, which are
quite unknown outside t
48 THE TRUTH ABOUT THE WORLD
Reply Obj. I. As Augustine says: Since God is the highest good, He
would not allow (my evil to exist in His works, unless His omnipotence and
goodness were such as to bring good even out of evil. This is part of the unli-
Who was Gregor Mendel
and why do we care?
defined a plausible
mechanism for the
The study of Evolution and Genetics
resulted and depended on earlier
studies of Geology and Biological
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knowledge of the conditions that bring about the decisions of
FATE, ORACLES, AND DEATH
I knew an old man who had been
3 October 2013
Superstition and Rituals
It is a known fact that many athletes have a certain routine that they follow on game
day. Some people might think it is a silly routine but it is a very import
3 October 2013
Superstition and Rituals
It is a known fact that many athletes have a certain routine that they follow on game day.
Some people might think it is a silly routine but it is a very import
" "Listen. 0 Job. stop and consider the
wonderful miracles of God. “ Do you know
how God controls all nature, and causes the
lightning to ﬂash forth from the clouds?
"” Do you understand the balancing of the
clouds with wonderful perfection an
The nature ofthe human mind, and how it is better known
than the body
So serious are the doubts into which I have been thrOWn as a result of
yesterday's meditation that I can neither put them out of my mind nor
see any way of reso
I said that resemblances are cheap, and Philo has a ﬁeld day with
another kind. Suppose we waived all these objections. and allowed
Cleanthes a ‘designer’. What then? Designs are sometimes the
product of one mind. But more often, and in the case of