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The three articles below reveal the pros and cons of various aspects of new repr

The three articles below reveal the pros and cons of various aspects of new reproductive technologies. Choose at least one article to summarize. What were the benefits to the participants? What about the negative consequences? Finish by stating your opinion about the procedure. Would you be willing to participate (either egg/sperm donation or as a surrogate)?Why or why not?
Your post needs to be at least 250 words. You must also comment on one other student’s post. I will expect to see information from the articles cited in your answers.

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Describe three cranial features that differentiate the robust australopithecines

Describe three cranial features that differentiate the robust australopithecines from gracile australopithecines. What do these cranial features tell us about robust australopithecines’ diet? Based on your book and this week’s video “Discovery of Lucy,” what was the significance of Lucy’s discovery to paleoanthropology? How did the size of Lucy’s brain size challenge the idea of the “Big Brain Theory?” Tool use was transformative to hominin evolution. For this question, please observe your behavior for one activity during the day (e.g., preparing and eating a meal; going somewhere; completing a chore; doing school work). Briefly state what the activity was and list all of the tools (or things) that you used to complete that task. Would you have been able to complete that task without tools? Do you think humans would be able to survive today without material culture? List three cranial differences differentiate the genus Homo from Australopithecus (bullet points are fine). Pick one famous Homo erectus discovery from your text and explain why it is important to our understanding of the species. Homo naledi is one of the most important scientific discoveries of the last decade. Part of what makes its discovery so significant is the sheer inaccessibility of where the fossils have been found. Based on the video you watched for class, do you think you would want to do the kind of scientific research? Why or why not? Rubric

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Instructions: Following the Essay Test formatting please write a complete essay

Instructions: Following the Essay Test formatting please write a complete essay answering the question. These essays should be well thought out, have a Works Cited page, and each essay needs the appropriate number of outside sources.

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Are you more likely to do something selfless for your family than for non-family?

Altruism is one of the hallmarks of primate behavior. According to scientists, primates are more likely to perform altruistic acts if they benefit their close relatives, or kin. This is the premise behind the term “kin selection.” Please describe kin selection in primate societies in greater detail. Do you think humans operate the same way? Are you more likely to do something selfless for your family than for non-family? What is your motivation for doing so? Please define sexual selection and sexual dimorphism. Why is sexual dimorphism more pronounced within primate societies with high levels of mate competition than among monogamous, or pair-bonded, primate species? Your book discusses 6 typical residence patterns for non-human primates. How many of them (if any) do humans exhibit? Please explain your answer briefly. You’ve seen lots of examples of primate behaviors in the various videos assigned this week. Describe one behavior that surprised you. Describe one behavior that reminded you of something we humans would do in a similar situation. Describe one other primate behavior of your choice that made an impression on you and tell me why.

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Write a 3 page essay answering the following question.

instructions: Following the Essay Test formatting please write a complete essay answering the question. These essays should be well thought out, have a Works Cited page, and each essay needs the appropriate number of outside sources. Write a 3 page essay answering the following question. Use 3 sources.

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Why do you think so?

In the second unit of the course, we learned that primates can help us to learn more about the evolution of our anatomy and behavior. In this unit, you learned from the comparative anatomy lecture that by comparing our ape cousins (Chimpanzees) to ourselves (Modern humans) we can continue to examine the evolution of our anatomy and and behavior. Using what you have learned from the primate unit and the comparative anatomy lecture, as well as earlier lectures (primate social structures/reproduction and models for early early human behavior), answer the following questions: You come across a fossil. Paleo-environmental data suggest this fossil lived in mixed woodland-savanna habitat in East Africa. The legs are longer than the arms and (the legs) swing under the pelvis. It has a broad bowl-shaped pelvis. It has small incisors, small canines and wide molars with low rounded cusps. This fossil is female, but males of her species have much larger bodies and canine teeth than females. Based on what you have learned from the readings and the information above, answer the following questions: Please Tell Us: Taxonomy: Is this fossil an Ape or Hominin? Why do you think so? Please provide one piece of evidence from the description above and explain how this feature tells you these bones belong to either a hominin or ape. Locomotion: What is the likely form of locomotion of this fossil? Please provide one piece of evidence from the description above and explain how this feature tells you these this individual walked bipedally or quadrupedally. Social Organization: What is the likely social organization of this primate (Polyandry, Polygyny-single male or multi male, Noyau, Pair Bonded)? Please provide one piece of evidence from the description above (consider both physical and environmental characteristics) and explain how this evidence tells you these individual belong this particular social grouping. Please create a separate heading and paragraph for each analysil In the second unit of the course, we learned that primates can help us to learn more about the evolution of our anatomy and behavior. In this unit, you learned from the comparative anatomy lecture that by comparing our ape cousins (Chimpanzees) to ourselves (Modern humans) we can continue to examine the evolution of our anatomy and and behavior. Using what you have learned from the primate unit and the comparative anatomy lecture, as well as earlier lectures (primate social structures/reproduction and models for early early human behavior), answer the following questions: You come across a fossil. Paleo-environmental data suggest this fossil lived in mixed woodland-savanna habitat in East Africa. The legs are longer than the arms and (the legs) swing under the pelvis. It has a broad bowl-shaped pelvis. It has small incisors, small canines and wide molars with low rounded cusps. This fossil is female, but males of her species have much larger bodies and canine teeth than females. Based on what you have learned from the readings and the information above, answer the following questions: Please Tell Us: Taxonomy: Is this fossil an Ape or Hominin? Why do you think so? Please provide one piece of evidence from the description above and explain how this feature tells you these bones belong to either a hominin or ape. Locomotion: What is the likely form of locomotion of this fossil? Please provide one piece of evidence from the description above and explain how this feature tells you these this individual walked bipedally or quadrupedally. Social Organization: What is the likely social organization of this primate (Polyandry, Polygyny-single male or multi male, Noyau, Pair Bonded)? Please provide one piece of evidence from the description above (consider both physical and environmental characteristics) and explain how this evidence tells you these individual belong this particular social grouping. Please create a separate heading and paragraph for each analysis

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What were your overall impressions of nina jablonski’s talk about race and skin color?

What were your overall impressions of Nina Jablonski’s talk about race and skin color? Did anything you learned about anthropological perspectives on race change your ideas about race? If you could ask one question or make one statement regarding race, what would it be?

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What evidence calls this interpretation into question?

Using Figure 3.14 (p. 65) in your textbook, explain the process of Mitosis in your own words. Using Figure 3.15 (p. 66) in your textbook, explain the process of Meiosis in your own words. Describe the two major steps of Protein Synthesis, specifying where in the cell each process takes place. What is co-dominance? What is the Blood Type of someone whose genotype is AB? According to the Time article you read for this week, what is Marfan Syndrome and what are its symptoms? Why do some scientists think President Abraham Lincoln may have suffered from Marfan Syndrome? What evidence calls this interpretation into question?

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Body proportions is this a biological or bio-cultural adaptation?

Initial Response: This week you have learned about the process of evolution (biological evolution [adaptation] and bio-cultural evolution [adaptation]) and how they have shaped human phenotypic [physical] variation. So far we have discussed human adaptions independently of one another. In real life, of course, each person has numerous co-existing ancestral adaptations. Ignore what you know of your family history and consider only your physical traits for the following adaptations: skin color body shape lactose tolerance Please tell us: What do your traits say about your ancestry? Do all of these traits suggest similar ancestry (from one part of the world, or different parts of the world (thus higher gene flow/mixing between your ancestors)? Sink Color: Is this a biological or bio-cultural adaptation? Explain For your skin color, consider how far away from the equator your ancestors evolved (after leaving Africa). Based your skin color what do you think it’s primary function is (and was for your ancestors); synthesizing Vitamin D or protecting against UV radiation? Why? What does this suggest about your ancestry? Body proportions Is this a biological or bio-cultural adaptation? Explain For body shape do you show heat adapted proportions, cold adapted proportions or somewhere in between? Why do you have the body you do? Consider distance from the equator, potential environment. Don’t forget to talk about Allen’s and Bergman’s rules. Lactose tolerance or intolerance Is this a biological or bio-cultural adaptation? Explain For your ability to digest (lactose tolerant) or not digest lactose (lactose intolerance), which one are you? If you are lactose tolerant why is this? What does this say about your cultural ancestry? If you are NOT lactose intolerant, why is this? What does this say about your cultural ancestry?

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Please place (digitally or by hand) the number of the item near where it is located on your map.

Accessing the Map Download Map Here: World Map.pdf Instructions On the map locate (1-30) the oceans, continents, and regions listed below. Please place (digitally or by hand) the number of the item near where it is located on your map. Do not write out the names of the items on your maps. Save your file as a .pdf or a picture file (.jpeg or .png)