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After Ben begins his reverse evolution, Annie asks a biology professor to make her an evolutionary timeline. The professor’s timeline turns out to be wrong. Research theories of evolution, and using your research, create your own evolutionary timeline.

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Ben tells Annie, “We’re all getting too smart. Our brains are just getting bigger and bigger.” Do you agree? Write an essay explaining your position. Use factual evidence (IQ statistics, medical research, etc.) to support your opinion.

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Due to the aging of the baby boomer generation, soon more and more people will find themselves in the caretaker role that Annie assumes with Ben. Research the number of Americans over sixty years of age, and make a graph showing the increase in this age group by the year 2020, the year 2030, and the year 2040.

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“The Rememberer” begins in medias res, a Latin term meaning “in the middle of things.” The term usually refers to a story that begins in mid-action; in this story, Ben has already regressed to the form of a sea turtle when the story begins. Write a short story that begins in medias res.

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