1-23-08 - Zoo 470 Spring 2008 Page i Introduction: What is...

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Zoo 470 – Spring 2008 Page i Introduction: What is Developmental Biology? A. Developmental Biology: What Is It? 1. The motivation for studying biology in general and developmental biology in particular: wonder ! Albert Einstein : “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who no longer pauses to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead.” David (Psalm 139): “For Thou didst form my inward parts; Thou didst weave me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Thy works, and my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from Thee, when I was made in secret, skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth. Thine eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Thy book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them.” 2. The central problem of developmental biology: how do parts become different ? a.
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This note was uploaded on 08/08/2008 for the course ZOO 470 taught by Professor Hardin during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin Colleges Online.

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1-23-08 - Zoo 470 Spring 2008 Page i Introduction: What is...

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