The primary features that define primates as a taxonomic order are mainly found in the skull and on the hands and feet. The reason for this has to do with the fact that the hands and feet and the head are the areas of the body that interact with the environment the most and as such are are subject to the greatest amount of selective pressures.
Nails, opposable thumbs, friction ridges among other are anatomical features that have been selected for within the primate lineage and assist in the survivability of young primates.
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Your task is to explore a primate hand features and explain how that primate hand feature enhance fitness.
d the native, as well as a project of modernization materialized as infrastructure (2002:8). The subsequent erosion of the distinction between the European and the native resulting from an ‘invasion of physicality’ (2002:11) through these forms of travel thus led to a need to reinscribe difference and hierarchy to maintain discourses of White supremacy, giving rise to a ‘language of the road’ (2002:28). In being used to exclude and articulate difference, the ‘antiseptic’ quality of the road produced imaginaries of the natives as pollutive, juxtaposed against the purity and cleanliness of the Dutch (2002:27). Infrastructure is therefore also imbued with and materializes fantasies and imaginings that serve to justify the distinctions and hierarchies in empire (Larkin 2013:330). Bear explores how the construction of railways in India served to reproduce distinctions between the British self and the Indian “other”. She argues that the railway colony was a ‘heterotopia that constructed differences between India and Europe along the axes of modernity and respectability’ (1994:539). In serving as zones of exclusion and inclusion, the railway as part of the technopolitics of imperial govermentality served to remind the Indian subject of his Otherness while simultaneously offering the possibility of Indian modernity through the fantasy of railways as civilization (2013:333). The colonial subject could thus become similar, but never the same, as the Western self (1994:533). The material transformation of the landscape as a form of technopolitics therefore serves to assume and reproduce the differences, boundaries, inequalities and exclusions that constitutes the “space” of empire and legitimizes the exercise of imperial sovereignty. In the final analysis, in understanding how empires are established, maintained and remembered, this essay explores how imagination is both wielded as a tool by the colonist, and reproduced through imperial projects. In interrogating how differences and hierarchies need to be constantly produced and maintained, I argue for a more nuanced understanding of the work of imagination in empires. Colonial imaginations are always related to colonial projects, and the relationship between them has to be understood as mutually dependent. Colonial projects necessitate the creation of fantasies, while colonial fantasies are simultaneously produced through these colonial projects. >GET ANSWER