Discussion 3: Modern Consequences of our Evolutionary Heritage

Chapters 10 and 11 examined some of the consequences of our biological nature and evolutionary history that can have relevance for our own modern-day lives. 

For this discussion, identify one or more of these issues and discuss their historical impacts (e.g., racial classification, disease, chemical pollution, urbanization) or potential future impacts (e.g., medical treatment, climate change) that you see as important for understanding what it means to be ‘human.’  

Remember that Discussion Postings are graded.  Your original entry must be at least 150 words long and your comment to another classmate will be at least 100 words.