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The tall and the short

  title={The tall and the short},
  author={G. Prunier},
  journal={Times literary supplement, TLS},
  • G. Prunier
  • Published 2003
  • Art
  • Times literary supplement, TLS
B AFFLED BY YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS? As a biological anthropologist, I have just one word of advice for you: plasticity. Plasticity refers to the ability of many organisms, including humans, to alter themselves—their behavior or even their biology—in response to changes in the environment. We tend to think that our bodies get locked into their final form by our genes, but in fact we alter our bodies as the conditions surrounding us shift, particularly as we grow during childhood. Plasticity is as… Expand
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