PhysicsLab2Homework - b The areas where the campaigns took place were not the same as the places where the initial sprouts of the disease occurred

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Physics Lab Homework #2 1. The different hypotheses of how AIDS was transmitted from apes to humans are: a. African hunters came in contact with money blood (examples were also given, such as if a hunter butchered a money and got some of its blood in a cut, when a human ate undercooked monkey meat, or when a money bit a human) b. AIDS arose from contaminated polio vaccines used in Africa from 1957-1959 2. Experiments listed are: a. Analyze stocks of polio vaccine b. Scrutinize records of early polio vaccination campaigns in Africa c. Analyze blood samples in Africa from the 1950s and earlier 3. Because you are not doing an experiment to gather the data, they are not testing experiments, rather they are observational. You are merely examining what you already given, not conducting any tests of your own. 4. It predicts that some of the vaccines with carry SIV, a virus that apes carry which originally transmitted HIV, which causes AIDS. 5. a. If the stocks of polio vaccines were analyzed, they would not carry SIV.
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Unformatted text preview: b. The areas where the campaigns took place were not the same as the places where the initial sprouts of the disease occurred. c. HIV is not in the blood samples from Africa in 1950 and earlier. 6. Analyzing the blood samples would fail to disprove this, because if the HIV was not spread through blood samples, then it was transmitted through the polio vaccine. 7. If, after analyzing the stocks of polio vaccine, it was found that they did carry SIV. If they did, because they originally transmitted HIV, then that could lead to AIDS. 8. Scientists need to conduct testing experiments in order to attempt to prove/disprove a hypothesis. Furthermore, conducting an experiment is the only way in which causation can be made. Scientists do studies in order to see if they can find information and apply implications to the real world. What they discover can be very beneficial; therefore it is important that they do it....
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2009 for the course PHYSICS 750 194 taught by Professor Gentile during the Spring '09 term at Rutgers.

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