slide 1: Genes slide 2: Question 1
What are genes
How large a part of our personality is inherited
What characterizes us homo sapiens
What characterizes homo erectus
Who were neanderthalls slide 3: Question 1
What are genes slide 4: If you imagine your DNA as a cookbook then your genes are
the recipes. Written in the DNA alphabet - A T C and G - the
recipes genes tell your cells how to function and what traits
For example if you have curly hair it is because the genes
you inherited from your parents are instructing your hair
follicle cells to make curly strands.
https://www.23andme.com/en-int/gen101/genes/ slide 5: Human beings have between 20000 and
Each one of us has the same set of genes.
https://www.23andme.com/en-int/gen101/genes/ slide 6: Question 2
How large a part of our
personality is inherited slide 7: How large a part of your
personality is learned
How large a part of your
personality is inherited
_____ slide 8: Personality traits are between 40 and 60 heritable.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1044045074 page 104.
http://hbr.org/2011/07/the-unselfish-gene/ar/4 slide 9: 6 creativity studies of identical twins show that 25 to
40 of what we do innovatively stems from genetics.
That means that about 2/3 of our innovation skills
come through learning.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10054210-the-innovator-s-dna location 311. slide 10: The human population will become
more alike as races merge.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/11/091124-origin-of-species-150-darwin-human-evolution.html slide 11: Further inspiration
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-is-your-personality-1528059 slide 12: Question 3
What characterizes us
homo sapiens slide 13: 160000 – 200000 years ago is the
origin of our species homo sapiens.
http://www.thersa.org/events/our-events/wired-for-culture March 1 2012.
http://www.ted.com/talks/mark_pagel_how_language_transformed_humanity.html minute 7.
http://www.khanacademy.org/science/biology/v/human-prehistory-101--prologue slide 14: http://youtu.be/-UnWtH7rpNw minute 7. slide 15: Around 50000 years ago about a hundred people moved
from Africa to Asia.
Everyone alive today who has any non-African ancestors
is probably descended from this group.
https://www.23andme.com/en-int/gen101/prehistory/outofafrica/ slide 16: http://www.ted.com/talks/svante_paeaebo_dna_clues_to_our_inner_neanderthal.html
Homo sapiens slide 17: http://www.ted.com/talks/mark_pagel_how_language_transformed_humanity.html minute 5.
Contrary to our ancestors Homo erectus and the
Neanderthalls we – homo sapiens – have the ability
to learn from each other build on ideas of each other.
Therefore we develop more than Homo erectus and
the Neanderthals did. slide 18: http://www.ted.com/talks/mark_pagel_how_language_transformed_humanity.html minute 6. slide 19: Further inspiration
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Learning-strategies-1487708 slide 20: Question 4
Who was homo erectus slide 21: Our ancestors the Homo erectus evolved about
2 millions years ago on the African savanna.
http://www.ted.com/talks/mark_pagel_how_language_transformed_humanity.html slide 22: http://youtu.be/-UnWtH7rpNw minute 7. slide 23: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_erectus
How homo erectus may have looked. slide 24: For 1 million years homo erectus made the same hand
axes over and over again.
In other words they were not good at learning from each
other for example watch and copy from others. As a result
they could not improve on ideas of each other.
http://www.ted.com/talks/mark_pagel_how_language_transformed_humanity.html slide 25: http://www.ted.com/talks/mark_pagel_how_lan
guage_transformed_humanity.html minute 5. slide 26: Question 5
Who were neanderthalls slide 27: Between 1 and 4 of the DNA of modern Europeans and
their descendants on other continents is of Neanderthal
Neanderthals were larger and heavier than us.
http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2015/02/13/our-lost-cousins-neanderthals/O2cSNRBhPjcJYl76EoDAxK/story.html slide 28: How neanderthals may have looked
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neanderthal slide 29: Neanderthals lived in Europe and Central Asia
and died out 40000 years ago.
http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2015/02/13/our-lost-cousins-neanderthals/O2cSNRBhPjcJYl76EoDAxK/story.html slide 30: http://youtu.be/-UnWtH7rpNw minute 7. slide 31: The tools of the Neanderthals were somewhat more
complicated than those of homo erectus. The tools of
neanderthals also changed very little over the 300000
years that neanderthals lived.
http://www.ted.com/talks/mark_pagel_how_language_transformed_humanity.html minute 5. slide 32: http://www.ted.com/talks/mark_pagel_how_language_transformed_humanity.html minute 5.