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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Ant 102 - Introduction to Physical Anthropology

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ANT102 Lecture 4 Outline of Last Lecture I Archeology II Linguistic Anthropology Outline of Current Lecture II Development of Evolutionary Theory a Middle Ages World View b Age of Discovery various influential people Current Lecture Development of Evolutionary Theory Middle Ages World View People strongly believed evolutionary theory couldn t exist due to their world view Their world view was shaped by o Stasis they believed nature didn t change Lived in a feudal society o Fixity of species no new plants animals occurred and no extinction o The Great Chain of Being the way they made sense of the world humans want to organize place order and categorize The Great Chain of Being is how they did this All God s creatures were ordered in a hierarchy o God s Grand Design The world universe was believed to be God s creation It was believed that everything seen was created by Him as it was because it was so complex that he must have designed it o Recent Creation Belief that the Earth was created recently no billion year idea During the Age of Discovery In hand with the Scientific Revolution the Middle Ages World View began to be questioned Explorers went out saw biodiversity God s creation in Western Europe was questioned 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 Many new ecosystems and races of people Laws of gravity and motion came about in God s creation went into large speculation o Now it was thought that God created everything but was not actively involved John Ray 1627 1705 Naturalist early biologist 1st to group plants and animals in a way that distinguishes them in the form they took Concept of species individual within a population that can reproduce with others in the population There are some species more closely related than others he thought in terms of appearance not evolution Carolus Ingeus 1707 1778 Made the hierarchical classification that we use

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