Modern Issues and Anthropology
This paper connects anthropological studies to modern trends by examining the contemporary issues of obesity, cloning and the origin of modern behavior.
This paper states that anthropology can be applied to modern circumstances because people and culture have, and always will be, intricately woven together. The author believes that anthropology must be brought into the study of obesity to prevention. The author feels cloning is applicable since the concept of gene manipulation contains the potential to have a dynamic influence on humanity.
“From being able to interpret human behaviors and physical structures through cloning and similar processes, scientists expect to be able to ultimately discredit environment as the cause of the human condition. At the same time, psychologists and sociologists are hoping to prove once and for all that nothing is “set in stone” when it comes to a human’s potential to change. If the biologists are proven right, some experts fear that many people might take on defeatist attitudes that stifle their motivations to improve.”