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Discuss the idea of evolution and why primates are prime to know because of the vast diversity.

Instructions:
This is one attempt only. Please be sure to have access to and have completed all the sections before you submit essay.
wP2H.mckendricksj. 3 parts.why primates and humans (Links to an external site.) SEE ATTACHED
This essay matches the part 3 of this section and is one attempt only. The idea is to prewrite from the course material prompt in the course material document above. (see attached)
Part 3
There are no articles to read for this section and the information for this essay is to be taken only from the reading above. Spend a few minutes and read the notes.
In a five part essay 5 paragraphs with at least 5 lines per paragraph. Write about the following in +/- 250 words. Read the prompt and use information from the video lessons to answer the questions and finish with

The idea is to write this first on your own time then simply past it into the quiz section for this.
P1. Discuss the wide variations of the mosaic evolution as seen in the notes above regarding primates.
P2. Discuss some distinct adaptations of monkeys
P3. Discuss some distinct adaptations of apes
P4. Discuss the last six slides and some distinct adaptations of primates
P5. Discuss the idea of evolution and why primates are prime to know because of the vast diversity. Use an aha or shock moment from this section.

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Apply cultural relativism in order to examine misconceptions about culture that may occur due to ethnocentrism.

Describe an aspect of your own culture from an etic (outsider’s) perspective in Part I of the paper.
Describe an aspect of another culture from an emic (insider’s) perspective in Part II of the paper.
Apply cultural relativism in order to examine misconceptions about culture that may occur due to ethnocentrism.
Keep the distinction between cultural relativism and moral relativism in mind as you write your final paper.
Even if you do not personally agree with a cultural practice, explain how the practice makes sense in its cultural context.
Avoid opinionated or judgmental language in your paper.
Analyze your chosen aspect in terms of how it developed as part of a social system within both your culture and another culture.
Analyze your chosen aspect in terms of its purpose as part of a social system both within your own culture and another culture.

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What do you think is the relationship between religion and conflict?

1-Can you think of any examples of magical thinking from your own life?
2-: Why do you think a belief in a soul is universal?
3- Do you think Mary from Roman Catholicism should be classified as a goddess? Why or why not?
4-Do we have any similar ideas in our modern culture?
5-: Why do people join high demand religious groups?
6- What do you think is the relationship between religion and conflict? Why?

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Anthropology

What ethnographic research methods did you use and why?

I just need a typed scriipt of information that i’m going to talk about into my eventual power point about smoking from a friend in a mock anthropology interview. The instructions are copy pasted below, but i’ll also link the questions that will help you shape the interview scriipt. For the last step of the Ethnographic Interview Project, you will act as a critical thinker, academic writer, and presenter to showcase your ethnographic research by preparing a presentation. Your goal is to present the findings of your interview in an engaging way to your peers. The presentation should be 7–10 minutes long. The presentation is NOT a transcriipt or retelling of the interview. You must interpret and analyze the conversation in the context of the interview topic and major themes you identified to demonstrate the course concepts you’ve learned. Your presentation should include the following:
Creative or Descriiptive Title
Introduction
Introduce yourself and your interviewee (make sure to use a pseudonym), interview topic, what you wanted to learn from the interview, why you chose to interview this person, and an overview of what your presentation will cover
Methods
Address the following questions in an engaging way
When did the interview take place?
What platform did you use?
How long was the interview?
How many questions did you ask?
What topics did you cover?
Did you record the interview?
What ethnographic research methods did you use and why?
Critical Analysis
This section is a presentation of your findings and an interpretation of your interviewee’s responses in relation to the topic, themes you identified, and at least 4 sources
Develop your own conclusions from the interview data and support them by using detailed examples, interview quotes, and clear explanations
Use at least 4 citations in this section
Source material should be synthesized into your analysis and provide additional background or context about the person you are interviewing, the topic(s), or the themes you identified
Conclusion
Wrap up your presentation by summarizing your key findings and provide a short reflection on the interview process and what you gained from it
In-text Citations and Reference List
Make sure to include in-text citations that references a resource

All in-text citations and reference list entries must be in APA style
You do NOT need to cite quotes or paraphrased information from your interviewee Present in the first person
Consider the audience perspective – how can you engage, interact, and inform them?
Keep in mind that you are presenting academic research, not an opinion piece or fluffy profile of the person you interviewed
You should use the ethnographic data you collected in the interview to construct your analysis and provide supporting evidence
Avoid making value judgments and wide sweeping generalizations
Be specific and provide supportive evidence for any claims made
Conducting a thematic analysis of the interview data is a great approach for the Critical Analysis section

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Anthropology

What are your personal attitudes towards environmental protection and in what ways do you consider yourself an environmental subject (or not)?

What are your personal attitudes towards environmental protection and in what ways do you consider yourself an environmental subject (or not)? What kinds of ‘governance’ (institutions, responsibilities, training, roles, etc.) shaped you?
To receive full points you must:
post a minimum of 500 words with 2-3 questions for your classmates to answer
respond to 2 posts (minimum 250 words each)
Use proper citations for the readings, lectures, and videos
Use any format you want, just be consistent. This means including in-text citations [example: (Robbins, 1997); (Lecture 3.1)] when you discuss someone’s idea or quote them. Please also include the full citation for the text at the end of your post. More information about different citation styles are available here in this handy guide: https://cms-cdn.mendeley.com/prod/Ultimate-Citation-Cheat-Sheet.pdf

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Does the cultural patterning inform or shape a person’s approach to other situations in their lives and how?

“The student will select a particular cultural group, such as the Hopi, Sioux, Trobriand Islanders, the Nuer, Massi, Kurds, Fuzhounese, etc. And select a universal biological need or universal phenomena and describe how that need is met in the selected culture or what ceremony or practice takes place to mark a phenomena. You’ll be describing the culture’s particular cultural pattern or practice for one of the universal needs or phenomena and providing your assessment of why that practice is pattered as it is. A good guide to this is Ruth Benedict’s Patterns of Culture. It should have an introduction (including thesis), a paragraph stating the selected definition of culture and argumentation why it was selected, a paragraph (or several) introducing your selected cultural group, describing where the group lives/lived. It will also have a paragraph stating the universal biological need or phenomena selected and a description of how your selected cultural group meets the need or passes the phenomena. This section will be based on your research and can be as long as necessary to provide a basis of comparison. You should describe the pattern or practice based on your research of the selected group. The student will compare and contrast the cultural pattern or practice between the selected cultural group and their own cultural group. Highlighting observed differences, noting any similarities. Ultimately, the student will determine if the cultural pattern observed for the event or practice can be more broadly generalized to other of the universal needs or phenomena. Does the cultural patterning inform or shape a person’s approach to other situations in their lives and how? Remember that Culture and Place are linked attributes. it should be 5-7 seven pages in length with no specified amount of resources. “

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Anthropology

In the Ancestral and Derived Traits column, pay attention to the anatomy of the skull and skeleton – what got larger or smaller?

Learning Goal: I’m working on a anthropology exercise and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Use the tables, readings, and diagrams in the Week 4 modules and associated Explorations chapters to fill out the chart. You will want to work on this study chart as you do the reading throughout the whole week. Don’t wait until the end of the week to go back and start.
Open it in Word or Google Docs or Office 360
Fill it out on the computer using your own words and explanations. Include correct vocabulary terms from the modules.
Upload the finished document back into the assignment.
In the columns about Ancestral Traits and Derived Traits, remember the definition of these terms. They compare one species to earlier species. Ancestral traits are features that have stayed similar to the earlier species; they are “like the ancestor” in these traits. Derived traits are features that have changed compared to earlier species; they are “new and different, a new adaptation to a change in the environment”.
In the Ancestral and Derived Traits column, pay attention to the anatomy of the skull and skeleton – what got larger or smaller? What got thicker or thinner? What got longer or shorter? WHY did changes happen?

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What are the key issues that you have learned from the scholarly debate in literatures?

Step 1: Choose a research Topic: Decide on what do you want to research on? At this point you must have clear questions in your mind that needs to be elaborated for your outlines. This can be emerged either from your readings or observations in the current perspectives of international development, the challenges, processes and the practices. Choose one that interests you most and develop a paper in a regional context.
Step 2: Research Outlines (Due on July 19): The next step is to elaborate your research questions identifying the major issues and challenges and explaining the rationale of doing your research. Your research outlines must include the following.
Topic statement: Why is it of interest and how it fits within the broader perspectives of sociology and anthropology of development?
Thesis statement: What is your preliminary thesis that suggests a direction to pursue your paper?
Rationale of your paper: Why your thesis and topic is significant?
Statement of key arguments: What are the key issues that you have learned from the scholarly debate in literatures?
Methods: How do you plan to carry out the rest of your research?
Notes: Your research outlines should not exceed three pages (double line spacing) including bibliography (at least three peer-reviewed articles). The outlines should be submitted online through Brightspace. (The sample of outlines will also be posted in the Brightspace.)

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Anthropology

What are community courts, and how do they integrate official/formal and unofficial/informal notions of customs and the law?

What are community courts, and how do they integrate official/formal and unofficial/informal notions of customs and the law? Do you feel that community courts are better suited to consider socio-cultural dimensions of crime and policing? If so, would you consider this a positive judicial reform? If not, do you feel that we should strive to better incorporate socio-cultural dimensions within our judicial system?
Required texts:
“Red Hook Experiment” by Carter
“Welcome to Problem Solving: Kelly O’Neil Levy Embraces Her New Assignment as Presiding Judge of the Harlem Community Justice Center”

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Anthropology

What is the difference between a gift and a commodity?

Gift-giving might be a practice that exists (and has existed) in all human societies, which is not to say that commodities are universal. What is the difference between a gift and a commodity? Reflecting upon both the reading and personal experience, is gift giving ONLY about giving a gift? Or, are there other components in this form of exchange? How do the rules of gift-giving reinforce interpersonal solidarity (or not)?
Required texts: The Gift by Mauss