You have now learned about the main hypotheses for the evolution


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You have now learned about the main hypotheses for the evolution of human skin color: 1) protection against skin cancer, 2) folate, 3) vitamin D, and 4) sexual selection. Most explanations for human evolution are a mix of answers, yet there is still one “prime mover” hypothesis that may explain the adaptation the best. Write a short essay (500-800 words) that addresses the following: Which of the current hypotheses do you find the best supported by current evidence? Make sure you restate what this hypothesis is, don’t just say “I support the vitamin D hypothesis.” What is the evidence in support of this hypothesis? How does this evidence support your hypothesis OVER or BETTER THAN the others? What are some limitations to your favored hypothesis? What would be an appropriate way of testing your hypothesis to gather more evidence? Use a minimum of one scholarly citation other than what has already been covered in class. Remember that a scholarly citation is one that is peer-reviewed and comes from a reputable scholarly journal. It needs to be an actual article. Remember also that proper citation methods mean citing the work in the body of the article (e.g., Clancy et al 2014) as well as putting the full reference at the end.

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