Book Report on: The Well Dressed Ape
The Well Dressed Ape
The book The Well Dressed Ape focuses on the author’s outlook and our whole species. I found the book to be enlightening, humorous and enjoyable to read. She also talks about how we are both constructive and destructive to the world in which we live in. She also talks about how we stand apart from other mammals and from other animals. Even though we do share land with these fellow creatures. We are unique though from these other animals.
While reading the book I came to the part as she was talking about skin color and why we have the skin color that we do. That people that live where the UV is the strongest have darker skin tone than people that live in a cooler climate. I also did not know that we accumulate folate through the food that we eat and that if women that have a folate deficiency are prone to have miscarriages and that their surviving offspring could possibly have nerve damage. With men that can have sperm that will not be up to par and not do their job. It was interesting to learn how that the hominids that came from under the African sun had more protected skin. And they had more folate in their system. At least this explains that for a white person I have very fair skin and do not do well when I am in the sun for long periods of time and I cannot get a tan for anything. What a shame that I live in Key West, Florida.
Then as I kept reading I found it interesting to find out that very little of the human behavior al repertoire is able to be traced to sexual differences in the brain. So it had me wondering how is it possible for two brains to be so different in how they are laid out, but yet they can produce a similar behavior. It was also insightful for me to find out that the male brain is about 15 percent larger than a female’s brain. While IQ tests show that the brains do produce an equal wisdom and that a smaller brain impacts a male’s IQ more so than a females does....