Writing Assignment #2: Scientists Writing for Scientists – A “Perspectives” Article for the Journal Science. (5 – 6 pp.)
As a biologist with research interests on human origins, you are writing an article for the “Perspectives” section in the journal Science. Your topic is recent developments in human ancestry. Your discussion may revolve around the placement of Australopithecus sediba, or Ardipithecus ramidus (“Ardi”) in the family tree, or DNA analyses that indicate the presence of Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA in modern humans. A ‘Perspectives” article explores and evaluates the recent literature from the perspective of the writer, and provides a list of references.