BIOL 1010: GENERAL BIOLOGY DR. PAUL NARGUIZIAN PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES CAL STATE L.A.
What Is General Biology and How Do We Study It? • A Different kind of General Biology Course: ‘Big History’ – Like a modern creation story (grounded in scientific evidence). – To help you understand your place in the history of the Earth and the Universe. • We start with the origins of the Universe – Then we survey • the origins of stars and galaxies • the solar system, the Earth, and of life on earth • the origins of modern humans • the early history of our species • human history in the agrarian and modern eras • ideas about the future! • A course about the whole of biology
Threshold #1: Big Bang Cosmology and the Origin of the Universe
The Big Bang and the Origin of the Universe • The evidence is plentiful • However, the story the evidence points to is extremely strange – Hard to grasp at first
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