Posted by: blausteinhhs | February 7, 2010

The Genetic Factor

 

The Ulas family in Turkey has five adult members who walk on all fours. These handwalkers present a tantalizing enigma for geneticists.” Read the following article and complete the assignment below:  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/beta/evolution/genetic-factor.html

This assignment should entail significant time and effort by reading the article thoroughly and writing your own thoughts in detail about the following question:

Why do you think scientists believe that the reason adult members of the Ulas family walk on fours is related to both nature and nurture? Your should answer include scientific understandings of how apes evolved to walking upright.

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