Application Assignment- Anthropology

I’m studying for my Social Science class and need an explanation.

Application Assignment 1

CRISPR: A Gene-Editing Superpower

Please watch the video above and answer the following questions. For full credit, your answers must be a minimum of 5 sentences and must show clarity in how your reached your conclusion.

1. What are your thoughts on genetic engineering? For example, would you support technology that would allow use to genetically modify our offspring? Not only for genetic disorder but perhaps just for cosmetic (a certain color of eyes) or mental advantages (high IQ genes).

2. What are your thoughts on this CRISPR technology? Do you think it will be beneficial or harmful to our species? Explain your answer.

3. In the future, if we are able to delete or add genes in our genome, how do you think this would affect natural selection/evolution? Explain your answer.

4. What are some potential ethical implication that are engendered by this? Provide some hypothetical examples and explain your answer.

Application Assignment 2

For this assignment, you will be playing this simulated game that reflects game theory in action. Regardless of the final topics in my class, I usually like to end with an assignment that has the potential to showcase how human behavior is influenced by culture and biology.

For full credit, please provide a minimum of 5 sentences for each answer and make sure to provide screenshots as requested.

Screenshots (please submit as attachments or in text entry if possible)

1. Screen shot of your first score (after the first round of playing).

2. Screen shot of “the three things we need for the evolution of trust” page.

Questions:

1. Explain how and why “copycat” will usually get the highest scores. Explain what parameters cause “copycat” to not always win.

2. What are some cultural examples that you can think of (in real life) that are based on the parameters causing distrust in the game?

3. Using the “three things needed for the evolution of trust” – what do you propose we can change in how humans can engage with each other in order to promote trust?

4. How does biology play in role in this? Why and how would certain genes increase/decrease based on this model/game? How do these genes potentially impact human behavior?