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05 lecture Jan 29a - Science in the news: Man convicted for...

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Science in the news: Man convicted for 1978 murder of ASU student based on DNA testing in 2000 Lecture outline: Part I The Process of Science Part II Evolutionary biology Evolutionary theory is controversial Key observation: Many species share odd traits Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life Theory Main Goal of Bio 187: Introducing the major concepts in evolution, genetics and ecology Evolution : How history explains why some species are similar and all organisms have adaptations Genetics : How hereditary information influences the development of adaptations Ecology : How organisms interact with their environment adaptively, securing energy for growth, survival and reproduction Survey Questions Because of the holes in evolutionary theory, leading alternative theories should be taught in biology classes in high school and college. A. Agree, B. Disagree Evolution is a history of progress, leading toward the human species. A. Yes, B. No An adaptation can be defined as a trait that helped individuals reproduce even if that hurt the species as a whole. A. Yes, B. No Human beings are still evolving by natural selection. A. Yes, B. No "If you want to believe that you and your family came from apes, I'll accept that. ... I believe there was a creative process."
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