|Plants & Human Affairs (BIOL106) - Stephen G. Saupe, Ph.D.; Biology Department, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University, Collegeville, MN 56321; email@example.com; http://www.employees.csbsju.edu/ssaupe|
Directions: Read Stephen J. Gould's essay "Freudian Slip" (Natural History, February, Vol. 96; 1987). Bring to class, typed, answers to the following questions (a sentence or two for each is fine):
What is an adaptation? Give an example.
Why do males have nipples? Provide two adaptationist explanations.
Explain why, from an evolutionary perspective, males/females have orgasms.
There is a separation of the site of organism and the site of intercourse in human females. Explain why, from a strictly adaptationist viewpoint this separation is unexpected. Then, explain why this situation exists.
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