Lumpers and splitters

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  • Lumpers And Splitters Analysis

    What would one consider themselves as, a lumper or a splitter? A hyper specific individual with extreme perception or a regular John Doe? A normal school age child or one labeled with a disability such as autism? In Darwin's article “Lumpers and Splitters: What makes animals and autistic people different” he has a theory and considers someone who generalizes things a lumper, whereas animals and autistic people are considered splitters because they “particularize” things. This theory can be proven by testing anyone to show how go about doing such things as describing things they see or characterizing things. In the show, Sherlock, Sherlock has shown characteristics that can help prove Darwin's theory. It will be proven that Sherlock particularizes things much the way that characterizes that of a splitter personality. The articles “Lumpers and Splitters: What makes animals…

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  • Primates And Hominins Similarities

    derived characteristics. The two groups of anthropologists are lumpers and splitters and they organize species depending other their similarities and differences. Splitters focus on difference between the Hominin species, but the Lumpers focus on the similar hominids are primates that share characteristics such as "bipedalism,…

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  • The Homo Floresiensis

    species or a new one. One of those fossils that is currently being debated on is the Homo Floresiensis, known as “The Hobbit” to paleoanthropologists. It is argued whether Homo Floresiensis is a species, or if is a ruminant of evolution. The arguments can be seen though the concepts of lumpers vs. splitters, interspecies and intraspecies variation, speciation and adaptive radiation, its skeletal morphology, and its genetics. More can be learned about Homo Floresiensis through lumpers versus…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Early Christian Worship

    This book may be viewed as an interpretation of primary and secondary writings (data) relating to early Christian worship in the first four centuries. The author provides a study of early Christian worship that extends from the practices of the earliest Christian communities and he shows the consequences that they have on our discernment of different aspects of early Christian worship. In the preface, the author uses the groupings of comparable linguistics which separates between “lumpers”…

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