Topics Issue 6
Issue 6.1 The Viral Superhighway- Armelagos
o Even people who are not religious turn to God for answers when they are desperate. Do you
guys ever find yourself doing that?
o It is scary to think that one day a scrape kne
ISSUE 4 CHAPMAN:
Primate conservation in the new millennium: the role of scientists:
90 percent of all primae species are found in tropical regions.
In developing countries, the FAO defines deforestation
ISSUE 3 GILL
DOES RACE EXIST?
Slightly over half of all biological anthropologists believe in the concept of race, and they view human
races as valid and real. The other half see that racial categories are meaningless, and that there are
better ways of lo
THE FACTS OF EVOLUTION:
WHY DARWIN MATTERS.
A THEORY IS A well tested generalization that explains a set of observations
You NEED theory says Darwin, to make sense of piles of data.
all observation must be for r against some view if it is to be of
ISSUE 4 HILL
PRIMATE CONSERVATION AND LOCAL COMMUNITIESETHICAL ISSUES AND DEBATES:
Current conservation policy recognizes that people should not have to live in poverty for the sake of
animals, and that conservation programs must contribute to these peopl
ISSUE 2 DEGRASSE TYSON
Most scientists will only invoke god when it comes to the things they cannot (yet) explain. they appeal
to a higher power only when they reacht he boundaries of their understanding.
when they feel certain about their explanations, h
ISSUE 2 STEBBINS:
The US public ed system has been in the can for a long time, leading to the depreciation of our science
education. The crappy science education that we have here has been born out of conservative policies
and has been t
Issue 2 Topics
Wilson E.O. (2005) Intelligent Evolution. Harvard Magazine 29-33.
1. Wilson raises an important point about the contributions of evolutionary biology. While
functional biology might tell us how and why something in
ISSUE 1 WARNE
He was the father of modern taxonomy.
He classified more than 12000 organisms. Warne did this with like 43 and he though that was hard
We still use the same system of taxidermy that linnaus was using 300 yrs ago.
ISSUE 2 MILNER
No other theory bsides evlution has been constatntly brought to court like the theory of evolution.
The new book, Michael shermers why Darwin matters refutes the latest BS creationist idea of
Three yrs ago, dover school
ISSUE 2 BLUMBERG
The author was once sitting at home, and, upon opening a logic book and reading about human
rationality, she gets robbed at gun point.
From then on, no interest in what logicians say about human behavior
So just like logiians are disposed
1. I would imagine that primates genetic similarities to people pose greater challenges to
primatologists than to other researchers- because diseases may be transferable from come
primates to humans. Tuberculosis set in because of the growing acc
ISSUE 2 WILSON
the four great books of Charles Darwin
WHILE the discourse on evolution vs intelligent design continues EO Wilson invites regular folks to read
what Darwin wrote.
man, with all of his noble qualities of sympathy and benevolence, still bears
BUSHMEAT AND THE FATE OF TREES WITH SEEDS DISPERSED BY LARGE PRIMATES IN A LOWLAN
RANFOREST IN WESTERN AMAZONIA
-The explointation of bushmeat poses a major threst to rainforest populations.
This harvest of wildlife is reaching devastating levels
ISSUE 4 SAPOLSKY
SAPOLSKY: THE PLAGUE
There was an elephant belved by elephantologists, a youngster weaning child who drifted off into a
dumpand ate garbage and died.
The people who ran the dump did not try to make it inaccessible at all!
No one cared abo
*Earliest established homonin
nuchal region suggests QUADRUPED
FM located higher comparison suggests BIPED
Orthognathic- less prognathic (face is g
EXAM REVIEW Intro to Physical Anthropology
Short term adaptations to environmental stresses:
Long term adaptations to environmental stresses:
Review Today at 3:30 in Newton 203
B. How the Hydrolysis of ATP
This release of energy comes from the chemical change to a
state of lower free energy, not from the phosphate bonds
themselves. ATP drives endergonic reactio
If end product E allosterically inhibits enzyme
1, a buildup of E in the cell will result in
a. reduced production of G.
b. reduced production of A.
c. increased production of G.
d. increased production of E.
e. increased production of
Review Today, at 3:30 in Newton 203
Which of the following statements is false when comparing cellular
respiration and fermentation?
A. Fermentation is the anaerobic alternative for producing ATP from
sugars; cellular respiration is the
Glycolysis occurs in the cytosol
It begins catabolism of glucose by breaking it into two molecules of
The Citric Acid Cycle occurs in the mitochondrial matrix
It degrades pyruvate to carbon dioxide
Several steps in glycoly
Homework Quiz 3 opens on Thursday at 1PM and
closes on Friday at 9 AM
ATP is produced during the light reactions via
a. CO2 fixation.
c. reduction of water.
e. noncyclic electron flow from photosystem I.
ISSUE 3 KEPLINGER
Deciphering ancestral background
The biological and the cultural
We have often used racial terms or classificatinos for diff. purposes, like affirmative aaction, marketing,
and missing persons reports.
Ancestry- that is the term that mos
ISSUE 3 MUKHOPADHYAY
HOW REAL IS RACE?
So race is a thing that we use to describe people by their physical appearances and we are taught
in school for ever that we need to understand the concept of race.
BBUT does any of it really matter? Like how can edu
ISSUE 1 SULLOWAY
Natural selection- in darwins Galapagos islands, evolution is on display.
THE EVOLUTION OF CHARLES DARWIN:
The Galapagos is reall dangerour for folks17 people have vanishe there. Remind sus of lifes fragility.
That people can die out ther
ISSUE 3 MOALEM AND PRINCE
THE CHOLESTEROL ALSO RISES
We need the sun- we need it to create vitamin d within us, but it also destroys our reserves of folic acid
and that is also essential to our health!
Vitamin d helps bones grow.
It is aso essential to bl
Issue 3 Topics
American Anthropological Association Statement on Race
1. The AAA statement also brings us back to the discussion on religion. It provides another example
of how religious thoughts still permeate our society. Paralleling our
THE BIOLOGY OF HUMAN VARIATION
Background of a belief:
There is no biological justification ofr the concept of race.
The problem with the phenomena of race, is that it has caused such an incredible amount of harm to
people. Those who argue that ther