Anthropology Discussion 3
1.) How do you think continued advances in genetic research will influence how we look at our relationship with nonhuman primates? What, if any, answers may be found regarding our (their) evolutionary past and our (their) possible future?
2.) How might infanticide be seen as a reproductive strategy for males? What would you say if you saw a newspaper article that applied this idea (not the act itself) to human males? Do you think some people would object? Why or why not?
3.) What factors are threatening the existence of nonhuman primates in the wild? Do you personally care? If so, what can you do to help save nonhuman primates form extinction?
The use of genetic methods and data has a long history in anthropology. Following dramatic growth in anthropological genetic field studies in the 1960s and 1970s, the revolution in molecular genetic methods during the 1980s spurred another period of growth and expansion. The earlier emphasis on….
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