Lactase Persistence and the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis: A Beneficial Framework for Studies of Human Evolution

by Katherine McLean The extended evolutionary synthesis (EES) is a novel paradigm for understanding evolution (Müller, 2007). It was proposed as a more comprehensive alternative to the existing modern synthesis (MS), the early 20th-century reconciliation of Charles Darwin’s and Albert Wallace’s theories of evolution via natural selection and Gregor Mendel’s theories on genetic inheritance mechanisms…

Sabrina Benedict and Reproduction of Cure

By Akhil Mulgaonker Introductory Note I am examining an image from the New York Times news article, “Sabrina’s Parents Love Her. But the Meltdowns Are Too Much.” (Goldstein) For the remainder of this paper, I may refer to the New York Times by its abbreviation, NYT. The article is written by Joseph Goldstein, who covers…