We finished looking at the Brower-Cousteau Model and moved on to our next topic: genetics. We started with a look at the Warlpiri people and Chapter 15 in the text. The main idea is that they have a specific set of social rules dealing with 8 sets of people. Depending on which set you’re in, you can only marry those in a specific other set. And, based on the set number of your parents, you will have a specific set number.

On Friday, we looked at how we could determine, using graph theory, how long it would possibly take to get from one specific set number to another specific set number using the rules in the Warlpiri society. I’ll review this briefly on Monday.


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