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?
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?
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)
In the mini lecture on evolutionary theory this week, you were given two examples of animals who exhibit adaptations to their environment–the Galapagos Island finches and the black shelled crabs in Hawaii. Can you think of another animal that is well adapted to its environment? Which animal is it? Specifically, what physical adaptation(s) does it possess that make it well-suited to its environment? Based on this week’s reading, choose and discuss one theory (for example, Uniformitarianism), scientist (for example, Lamarck or Hutton), or discipline (e.g., Taxonomy, Demography, etc.) that made an impact on Darwin and influenced his theory of evolution. Please define genotype and phenotype in your own words. What is the difference between a dominant and recessive allele? Humans carry two alleles for earlobe shape: E for free-hanging earlobes and e for attached earlobes. Considering that free-hanging earlobes are dominant to attached earlobes, cross a heterozygous individual with free-hanging earlobes with an individual with attached earlobes, and complete the subsequent questions. (Hint: you will have to draw your own Punnett Square on a piece of paper in order to complete the following questions). 5a. What percentage of the offspring is homozygous dominant? 5b. What percentage of the offspring is homozygous recessive? 5c. What percentage of the offspring is heterozygous?
* Only an introduction paragraph is required (Approximately 300 words with a minimum of 2 references.
What is settler colonialism? Using specific examples discuss how settler colonialism operates in so-called Australia.
Please make at least one reference from the following webpage.
I will attached the instructions for the project, also the artifact that you have to refer to and write about and also scientific dating methods for you to select the 3 that you want to incorporate in this project about ancient societies from the first settlements in Sumer to the dynasties of China to infer the conditions and habits of the society that created your artifact and to present a theoretical framework that explains how this artifact came to be.
Apply your knowledge of the scientific methodologies and techniques described during the first two weeks of this course to further your understanding of your artifact(s) and the people who created it.
Craft a convincing argument in favor of the need for further analysis of your artifact and its historical context.
*******THIS IS NOT A RESEARCH PAPER, but has to be in email format as the instructions indicate. Thanks.
Reading responses should contain two full paragraphs of discussion, critique, and questions surrounding the assigned course readings . Reading responses should go beyond summarizing and could usefully include examples. The reading can be found on https://z-lib.org/?signAll=1&ts=1842 Reading name: Caroline B. Brettell and Carolyn F. Sargent, eds. 2017. Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective. Seventh Edition. New York, NY: Routledge. PAGES 153-214 ONLY
Reading responses should contain two full paragraphs of discussion, critique, and questions surrounding the assigned course readings . Reading responses should go beyond summarizing and could usefully include examples. The reading can be found on https://z-lib.org/?signAll=1&ts=1842 Reading name: Caroline B. Brettell and Carolyn F. Sargent, eds. 2017. Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective. Seventh Edition. New York, NY: Routledge. PAGES 215-290 ONLY
. Read this Explaining Psychophysics Download Explaining Psychophysics short article.
2. Read this Sample Lab Report Download Sample Lab Report. This provides information on the sections to include in your report, and what sort of information to write about in each section. Do not copy and paste it. Your report must be in your own words. This sample lab report is based on a different illusion! It is just an example.
3. Open this Link to the Muller-Lyer illusion Download Link to the Muller-Lyer illusion, click on it, and collect your data. Include a table ( use 4. Lab Template) with your report. Record the results of each of your 20 trials. Also report your mean (average) score.
4. Lab Template Download Lab Templatefor your results. Replace the percentages on this template with your actual results. Write something about your results. What was interesting or surprising about your results? What did you learn by doing this lab?
5. Include the following information in your Introduction section of your lab report:
This is a visual illusion. Describe what is meant by “visual illusion.”
The Mϋller-Lyer Illusion is a type of visual illusion. Include that information.
Muller-Lyer Illusion link:
1. Find a recent NEWS article that addresses an example of evolution. Examples include: fossil finds, fungi, amphibians, mammals, birds, fish, virus mutations, etc. (A news article is an article from a media source like a newspaper or magazine such as the New York Times, FOX, The Washington Post, VICE, etc. that addresses a current event. It does not include general information websites and sources like Wikipedia, eHow, dictionaries, academic journals, online encyclopedias, etc.)
2. Write a 300 word (minimum) essay that answers the following questions, referring to the article and course materials, NOT random sources:
A) What is the modern evolutionary synthesis? i.e.: How do anthropologists currently explain how evolution works?
B) What types of evidence are used to support the theory?
C) How does the article you chose exemplify the theory of evolution at work in the world today?
3. Discuss the article you chose in details and tie the findings to what you learned in the module.