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ANTH 100 – History and Theory of Biological Anthropology – Joseph Reti – UCSC

[MUSIC PLAYING] Did Darwin invent evolution? Are humans really apes? How do we explain our own evolution? Lots of people have lots of misconceptions about evolution, but after you take ANTH 100, History and Theory of Biological Anthropology, you won’t be one of them. I’m Jay Reti, a Professor of Biological Anthropology and Archeology at […]

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CARTA: Unique Features of Human Skin – Mark Stoneking: The Molecular Evolution of Human Lice

– [Announcer] This UCSD-TV program is presented by University of California television. Like what you learn? Visit our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest programs. ♪ [music] ♪ – [Narrator] We are the paradoxical ape: bipedal, naked, large brained. Lng the master of fire, tools, and language […]

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Practical Importance of Human Evolution – Population Genetics & Phylogenetics – Race & Evolution

>>Cecil Lewis: Given the overall pattern of human genetic diversity, what does this tell us about biological concepts of race? Now race is an ambiguous, often culturally burdensome term. If we are to talk about the concept of race, we need to be clear exactly what we mean by that. One fair genetic definition of […]

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Bdelloid rotifers: a new biological model? | Karine VAN DONINCK | TEDxUNamur

Translator: Amanda Chu Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Good evening. Here you see a little petri dish that we use in the lab with a dry leaf, completely dry, and on there, there are females. Why do I say females? Because that’s their way of life: They live and evolve without males; they got rid […]

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The Science of Speciation – Molecular Adaptation in Vampire Bats

“You can smell the ammonia as soon as you come in.” “See them? Neat, eh?” “Yeah. Those are vampire bats?” “These are vampire bats, yeah.” Nancy Simmons (AMNH): There are 1,300 living species of bats. That is about 20% to 22% of all living mammals. “It’s this one here.” “Oh-ho, there’s a bat.” We think […]

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