UGA BIOL 1108 - Human Evolution (5 pages)

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Biol 1108 - Principles Bio Ii

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BIOL 1108 Edition 1nd Lecture 26 Outline of Last Lecture I Learning Objectives II In The News III Levels of Biodiversity IV Conservation at the Population Level V Conservation at the Landscape Level VI Human Impacts on the Earth Outline of Current Lecture I Questions about Human Evolution II Comparative anatomy of apes III Trees IV Human Genome V Evidence VI In The News Current Lecture I Questions about Human Evolution What do you believe is the primary reason why some people do not accept that human beings and the other great apes share a close common ancestor Who was the first person to suggest that humans and other great apes such as chimps orangutans and gorillas be grouped together o Carl Linnaeus These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute II III The Swedish naturalist who explored much of the old and new world describing and naming the world s plants and animals In the 9th edition of Systema Naturae Linnaeus referred to humanity as Homo diurnis or man of the day Couldn t not make a biological dinstinction between the two based on the science available to him Linneaus broke the human races down into various subspecies European Asian African Native American o Charles Darwin Disproved that African were an intermediate forms between apes and humans Favored races successful varieties Racism has played a large role in the rejection of Darwin s ideas Descent of Man there was no justification for separating humans from the animals let alone separating one group of human beings from another Comparative anatomy of apes o Very few differences anatomically between humans and apes o All the great apes have nearly identical muscle groups and internal organs including an appendix o Discovered in 1974 Lucy is a very complete skeleton 40 o of an early hominid Age 3 2 million years An adult female of 25 years o Chimps are known to exhibit many behaviors that had



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