Essays Tagged: "primates"

Scopes Monkey Trial

theory of evolution. Darwin's theory was based in thepremise that humans evolved from the earliest primates. American Christians wereappalled by this book.1 They believed in the exact word of the bib ...

(7 pages) 170 1 3.9 Mar/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases


oples, Mexico and CentralAmerican Peoples, and South American Peoples. Finally, the third floor had Primates,North American Eastern Woodlands And Plains Peoples, and Pacific Peoples. Themuseum also in ...

(7 pages) 168 0 4.2 Feb/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

The Evolution of Primate Intelligence

One of the main reasons why we are so interested in the other primates is that by looking at them we can obtain some ideas of what our ancestor must have been lik ... sion, hands that were good at manipulation and the ability to climb trees. An evolutionary trend in primates involves the development of offspring both before and after birth and their integration int ... ucabilia consisted of the carnivores, ungulates, manatees and other sirenians, whales and of course primates. Educabilia was characterized by having the large portion of the brain, the cerebrum, subdi ...

(7 pages) 223 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Sociobiology in Primates Relative to Evolutionary Anthropology. How did the earliest primates evolve into humans?

There are many advantages that come with living in groups for primates, and there are many views on them as well. Richard Wrangham believes that primates live in ... , so it is hard to define the best size but studies on different groups have shown that terrestrial primates usually live in larger groups; that frugivores live in larger groups than folivores; and di ... wo or more animals jointly initiate against or respond to aggression from one or more other animals.Primates show sympathy related traits, such as a female baboon screaming as another gives birth beca ...

(5 pages) 80 0 1.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Gorilla behavior

overed until 1847 in Central Africa. They are harmless and live life normally. They are the largest primates and are members of the great apes. In fact in the nation of Rwanda they honor gorillas by p ...

(2 pages) 94 3 4.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Machiavellian Monkeys, James Shreeve, Discover, June 1991.

stry with the great apes. Is it surprising then that these seemingly humanistic traits are found in primates? James Shreeve discusses the findings of hundreds of primatologists, which support the noti ... e findings of hundreds of primatologists, which support the notion of Machiavellian intelligence in primates. He studied Machiavellian Intelligence in baboons, chimps, lemurs and lorises, and conclude ...

(3 pages) 34 0 2.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Woman's Curse?, Meredith F. Small, The Sciences, Jan/Feb 1999, pp. 24-29.

ly reabsorbed into the body if fertilization does not take place. In humans, as well as some higher primates, some of the shed endometrium is not reabsorbed, but discharged through the vaginal opening ... ot common amongst mammals suggests that it must confer an evolutionary advantage specific to higher primates and humans. Meredith F. Small discusses how menstruation can be advantageous, by examining ...

(2 pages) 65 0 3.2 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

The Meaning of Life : A Look Through the Matrix.

flawed. Although it may hold true that we have large physical similarities with the lower class of primates, our mental capacities are incomparable. Unfortunately enough, humans are given the capabil ...

(7 pages) 122 1 3.4 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Difference Bonobo and Chimpanzee Essay

Aggressive behavior is typical of most primates. Gorillas, humans and chimpanzees kill members of their own species. The need for social an ... mbers of their own species. The need for social and physical contact is also characteristic of most primates. Species that live in groups need to reconcile aggression. Social groups require some form ...

(2 pages) 76 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Tailbone fracture

forming one single bone. In early revolution it was viewed as aremnant that strongly related us to primates, people believed it was a remnantof a tail. However, your tailbone has a very important fun ...

(3 pages) 29 2 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Cloning Arguementative essay (human cloing)

hat cloning a human embryo at this stage is very unlikely. The structures of the chromosomes in all primates are very complicated, this includes humans.The cloning trialled by Dr Zanvos was similar to ...

(2 pages) 201 2 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

'Explain how various key characteristics of Primates facilitate tool-using behaviour.'

a thing which represents something else and it has separate existence from the thing it represents.Primates such as monkeys and apes are being in dispute with other mammals in the development of only ... ure as the brain of a neonatal chimpanzee until we are 6 months old or so.(Passingham 1975).All the primates that have been tested improve over a series of strangeness problems, indicating that they h ...

(4 pages) 41 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


PolioPolio is a contagious disease affecting humans and some primates. Three closely related viruses cause polio. In serious cases Polio attacks the spinal cord ...

(2 pages) 50 2 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Primate Observation

they cant travel rapidly in this fashion too long. This quadrupedal locomotion is so tiring to the primates that they will start to somersault to their destination. The only way that Orangutans can t ... rritory and fight other males if necessary. The dominance hierarchy is the ranking system among the Primates. The hierarchy among orangutans is the Noayu, which is where there is a solitary male. Ther ...

(5 pages) 86 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Discuss the roles of development, learning and evolution in the construction of the nervous system.

tively simple systems in invertebrates through to what is perhaps the pinnacle of complexity in the primates. Natural selection will act upon the behaviours asserted by the animals and the underlying ...

(11 pages) 109 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Under what circumstances is it adaptive for animals to group with other species?

genetic benefit is gained. Despite this, polyspecific associations occur in many animals including; primates; dolphins; fish; mongooses and birds. The research on polyspecific associations suggests th ...

(7 pages) 37 0 4.2 Aug/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Biology: Human Evolution

the human ancestral tree. Today, it is widely accepted that humans share a common ancestor with the primates and that we have evolved from some primate closely related to our modern day primates. Scie ... er body size. These species represent the ancestors of today's chimpanzees or similar tree-dwelling primates.Skull #904, found Kenya, and dated 20 million years ago, very closely resembles the modern ...

(6 pages) 119 1 4.1 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Study of Anthropology

physical or biological anthropology, includes topics such as nutrition, development, forensics, and primates - topics that reflect on humans. "One could say physical anthropology is closely related to ...

(2 pages) 64 0 4.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Limit Animal Testing

o be conducted on humans. Despite the merits of animal testing though, experimental cats, dogs, and primates face intolerable cruelty inside the laboratory. They have not the means of resisting subjec ...

(4 pages) 53 1 4.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Animal Testing

The Use Of Primates In Medical Research

t cruel and are done in a humane manner. I am going to show you the contrary, the truth. The use of primates in medical research is morally unethical and does not efficiently progress the medical fiel ... could go through 200,000 monkeys a year, without question (Blum 47). That is an alarming number of primates to use when, "Of 63 primate species in Asia "" where most research monkeys come from "" onl ...

(9 pages) 123 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers