Part III - Finding other Explanations for Darlene's Survival Darlene's
survival was indeed miraculous, but was it based in part on who she was, where she lived (Haiti), and the particular conditions to which she was exposed? Survival can sometimes depend on the smallest of advantages. Questions 8. Would a middle-aged, northern European (or American) male tourist in Haiti have fared as well as Darlene? Are there physiological advantages of being a young female, born and raised in Haiti? Describe how these characteristics might have given her an advantage. In answering this question, consider the following: a. Could being buried in rubble in the warm, humid environment of Haiti have been an advantage for Darlene's survival? Explain how. b. Does age, weight, or sex afect water loss or water requirements (see Sawha et al., 2005)? c. Does the fact that Darlene was born and raised in Haiti matter? Describe the role that heat acclimation might play in her water balance. 9. Darlene survived a prolonged period of starvation, an additional physiological challenge for her body. Paradoxically, starvation might actually ofset and/or minimize some water loss. How?
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