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Unformatted text preview: 9/30/2010 1 Cornelius W. Sullivan, Ph.D. Professor AHF 209F firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours M&W 11:30am to 12:30pm My goals & objectives Big picture vs Big Story Your career goals: to succeed Learning in the life sciences Biology for majors (BISC 120) vs non- majors (102) Biology honors: BISC 493 & 494 Future hurdles: think & act strategically Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.) A license to practice some philosophy Careers in science & related fields Senior member of the BISC 120 team-experience- \HV EXW ZLVGRP" Defining success & finding it Setting goals & working to attain them Science is a human endeavor Imagine Think 6HH vs ORRN Question Test Describe Share Science is an intellectual adventure 9/30/2010 2 Human perspectives Anthropocentric view , ours is often a myopic view: look well beyond yourself. Are humans truly at the top of the tree of life? Most biomass on Earth is prokaryotic , has existed longer 3.7 byr, prokaryotes have far greater biodiversity than we & occupy all HQYLURQPHQWV RI (DUWKV ELRVSKHUH Are prokaryotes dependant on us or we on them? )UDQNO\ \RXUH IXOO RI LW 3URNDU\RWH FHOOV LQ \RX DUH ; V RI \RXU cells Earth once believed the center of the solar system!...
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