This is an open book take home essay examination. Your answers to each of the following questions should more than a page (12 font 1.5 space with 1 margins), type written per question. Feel free to discuss your ideas with others. Be sure to do your own writing. Include in each answer several references to your text (Shook, 4), but no other sources. When appropriate, use additional material from lecture, class discussion and films. Be sure to cite (Shook, 17) all direct quotes, data and paraphrases. Enjoy this learning experience! Answer FOUR (4) of the following questions:
1. Define the discipline of biological anthropology and discuss the importance of the scientific method in validating the hypotheses and theories biological anthropologists develop. Provide examples of scientifically validated hypotheses and theory based on research to support your thesis.
2. Trace the development of the theory of the theory of evolution from the 19th century thinkers discussed in Chapter 2 to our present understanding. Choose one of the Misconceptions About Human Evolution identified at the end of Chapter 2 and discuss the scientific reasons that make it a misconception.
3. Discuss the importance of meiosis and how it contributes to the process of evolution. Choose two human traits and discuss the role of meiosis in contribution of your chosen traits to human survivability. Include in your answer the role played by the forces of evolution.
4. Describe the processes of replication and protein synthesis. Identify the roles they play in cellular biology and genetic variation.
5. Name and explain the law of Mendelian inheritance described in Chapter 3 and how it helps us understand genetic inheritance. Use examples that explain the operation of the law. Describe how our understanding of genetics has advanced since Mendel proposed his explanation of genetics and provide at least two examples of these newer findings
6. Describe each of the four forces of evolution and how adaptation and adaptability affect evolutionary change. Include an example of each force to support your discussion. How does the Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium allow us measure evolution ?Grading Rubric Levels of Analysis Identify Name a concept, idea, or theory Define State the scientific meaning in your own words with reference to text Describe Explain what is meant academically by the concept, idea, or theory Discuss Talk about the importance in anthropology of the concept, idea, or theory Compare & Contrast Identify specific similarities and differences between two concepts/ideas. Evaluate How the concept, idea, or theory has value in anthropology Analyze Use data/references to support the importance of two or more concepts, ideas, or theories. Same the last one.