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ANTH222 Lecture Notes - Uniformitarianism, Phenotype, Catastrophism

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Summer 2012

Department
Anthropology
Course Code
ANTH222
Professor
Dr.Francis Allard

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Notes: 8/31 Evolution (History of Thinking)
Conflicts with Bio Anth.
1. Removal of free will
2. Closeness to animals, uncomfortable
3. Removes status quo of M/F relationships
Definition: decent with modification- change in species over time OR change in allele frequency
over time
Ideas to Challenge Biblical Interpretation of the World’s History (1800’s – now)
1. Uniformitarianism
a. geological forces working now are same as they were before
b. no way the earth is only 6 thousand years old
2. Extinction
a. fossils found not like anything living now
3. Environment <--> Phenotype
a. Adaptation to local environments
4. Catastrophism
a. Species death due to environmental catastrophe seen in Bible
5. *Decent with Modification (aka Evolution)
Theories of Evolution:
1. Jean Baptiste de Lamarck (1744-1892)
a. Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics
i. Discredited: characteristics acquired during your life are not passed to
offspring (example: body builder’s baby)

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Notes: 8/31 Evolution (History of Thinking) Conflicts with Bio Anth. 1. Removal of free will 2. Closeness to animals, uncomfortable 3. Removes status quo of M/F relationships Definition: decent with modification- change in species over time OR change in allele frequency over time Ideas to Challenge Biblical Interpretation of the World’s History (1800’s – now) 1. Uniformitarianism a. geological forces working now are same as they were before b. no way the earth is only 6 thousand years old 2.
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