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By Michael Alan Park

Organic Anthropology is a concise advent to the fundamental subject matters, theories, equipment and evidence of bioanthropology. The clinical process offers a framework that brings accessibility and context to the fabric. This 7th version provides the latest findings and interpretations of issues in anthropology together with Australopithecus sediba, the Denisovians, and epigenetics.

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But strict catastrophism did not stand up to further scientific observation and examination. ” Instead, the earth’s history is mainly explained by “operations uniformly repeated, motions which succeed one another without interruption” (emphasis mine). Thus, much of the earth’s geological history could be explained by normal, everyday, uniform processes—the things taking place before our eyes, such as erosion and deposition of sediments in water. This idea is called uniformitarianism. For such processes to account for all the changes recorded in the earth’s strata, however, the earth would have to be older than 6,000 years.

The broad picture of evolution—the “shape” of the family tree of living things—is a matter of much discussion. The specific genetic processes behind all evolutionary change are really only beginning to be revealed as new technologies are letting us look at the very code of life. In other words, we are still examining hypotheses to account for how evolution takes place and for what happened in evolutionary history. Evolution—like any broad scientific idea—involves a complex and interacting web of facts, hypotheses, and theories.

Nine-tenths of all species that have ever lived are now extinct. 3. It follows that new species can arise from this basic process. If populations within a species become environmentally separated, these populations will exist under different selective pressures—different traits will be differently adapted to each environment. Over time, then, a single species may give rise to one or more new species. This, in fact, was what Darwin was ultimately trying to explain, as indicated by the title of his most famous work, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, first published in 1859.

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