N.S. Lecture 1 - Introduction to Biology

N.S. Lecture 1 - Introduction to Biology - Frank Visco -...

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Frank Visco - Biology Email: OCCBiology@aol.com (preferred over phone messages) Phone: 714-432-5825 Office hours: by appointment only Web site: http://occonline.occ.cccd.edu/online/fvisco or through OCC web site – www.occ.cccd.edu Includes all images used in lecture ~ PowerPoint (PPT) Version Includes all reviews for exams
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NOTE Any slide with the designation below is especially important and is likely to be the source of question on the Midterm Exam EXAM
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Science - what is it? A collection of knowledge about the natural world Astronomy, Biology Chemistry, & Geology, are four of the sciences that explores the natural world Most scientific knowledge is in the form of Theories EXAM
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Theory: General set of principles supported by evidence that is used to explain some aspect of nature. Theories come from the scientific method …and class here’s the theory that dinosaurs are actually thrown away chicken bones from giant, alien picnickers. EXAM
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Example - Biological Theories of Aging Wear and tear theory Autoimmunity theory Free radical theory Programmed cell death theory Somatic mutation theory Homeostasis theory
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~ used to establish theories ~ Inductive: specific examples used to form a generalization (experiments that lead to a conclusion) Deductive: generality applied to specifics (information presented in a book on how the brain works) Inductive or Deductive? “Ok, there’s the
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2009 for the course BIOLOGY bio131 taught by Professor Dr.matern during the Winter '07 term at Diablo Valley College.

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