02 lecture Jan 17

02 lecture Jan 17 - Remember: No open laptops in Bio 187...

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1 Remember: No open laptops in Bio 187 (w/o instructor permission) Ecology in the news (January 2008) Two species of Lactobacillus bacteria present in yoghurt Probably alter ecology of human digestive system when consumed Survey: Hours of paid work per week outside of the university A. None B. 1-10 C. 11-20 D. 21-30 E. More than 30 hrs per week Survey: Career goals A. Doctor or dentist B. Computer scientist C. Veterinarian D. Pharmacist or nurse E. Other incl. “Don’t know”
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2 Survey: The Nature of Science 1. A scientific hypothesis is an educated guess about the outcome of a scientific experiment. (A) Yes or (B) No 2. The main products of science are the facts derived from observations and experiments. (A) Y, (B) N 3. Science’s credibility is harmed when scientists reject a previously accepted idea. (A) Y, (B) N Science Matters How do scientists solve puzzles? (The scientific method) The importance of scientific logic for medicine, agriculture, and technology The value of scientific logic in evaluating unusual claims The Nature of Science The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny. .." ~Isaac Asimov “It’s odd that some frogs have 3 or 4 legs.” Puzzling observation What CAUSED the frogs to produce the wrong number of legs?
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3 What caused this frog’s leg deformities? = “Causal question”
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course BIO 187 taught by Professor Douglasgreen during the Spring '07 term at ASU.

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