Biological anthropology : the natural history of humankind by Craig B Stanford; John S Allen; Susan C Antón

By Craig B Stanford; John S Allen; Susan C Antón

This textbook offers a survey of actual anthropology, the department of anthropology that experiences the actual improvement of the human species. It performs a huge half within the examine of human origins and within the research and identity of human is still for criminal reasons. It attracts upon human physique measurements, human genetics, and the examine of human bones and comprises the research of human mind evolution, and of Read more...

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His book Principles of Geology, published in three volumes beginning in 1830, was a work that Darwin carried and read time and again during his voyage of discovery on the sailing ship HMS Beagle. Lyell played a key role in convincing both the scientific world and the public that the earth’s history could be understood only in the context of deep, ancient changes in geology, which necessarily cast creationist explanations for life in a different, more dubious light. 10 Charles Lyell The Darwinian Revolution Charles Darwin (1809–1882) was one of six children born into a life of affluence.

8) argued that all organisms make adjustments to their environment during their lifetime that could be passed on to their offspring, making those offspring better adapted to their environment. It relied on the concept of need and use. For example, if an animal that lived by the seashore spent much of its time swimming in the ocean, its offspring, according to Lamarck, would be better swimmers than their parents had been. In postulating this sort of evolutionary process, Lamarck made one laudable breakthrough and one major error.

But so are disease resistance to antibiotics and the need to develop new pesticides in order to cope with the evolution of resistance in insect pests. In this chapter we will examine the history of ideas about how life came to be and the proponents and opponents of evolutionary theory and fact. We will also consider the issue of creationist opposition to evolutionary science. Biological anthropologists, as human evolutionary scientists, often find themselves on the front line of the debate over science and creation.

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