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Feb 1 st 2010 Annotated Transcription of Lecture. 1 The Cell is the Basic Unit of Life Study Hint : Be able to identify the parts of the cell & know the function(s) of these parts [see notes & text to help]. HINT: The 3 P’s we’ll follow in this course: 1. Purpose – the most important part you should know for this course 2. Processes 3. Particulars [Clicker question] I presented a physico-chemical scenario for the origin of life. How plausible is it to you that it took place without any need for a Creator? A) Very plausible. I know that the universe started as a fluctuation and then followed the necessary laws of chemistry and physics. B) I am not sure, but leaning toward A. C) Sometimes I think it is plausible, other times I think it is unlikely. D) I am not sure, but leaning toward E. E) Very unlikely. I know that such a scenario is impossible without a Creator. Any of the above answers were accepted as correct. The typical scientific answer is A. Randy, however, said he would have chose C—“well maybe” The science behind the origin of life concept is that an enormous amount of energy is needed to create life…. . makes you think! Another unifying concept behind the introduction to the origin of life lecture is Energy. You’ll observe that we spend a lot of time talking about energy, energy transfer and energy storage during the upcoming lectures. Remember that energy is key to allowing living things to maintain & carry out the characteristics of life. Last lecture covered : Physico-chemical origin of life and the question of the origin of death. Today’s lecture will cover : Cells are living things that are vibrant & move Life in the United States The cell as the basic unit of life – can accomplish all the requirements to sustain life cells as the smallest entity with all the characteristics of life Structure & function of cells and their ‘parts’ (ppt SERIES) Life in the United States All mean & women are created equal
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Feb 1 st 2010 Annotated Transcription of Lecture. 2 (ppt Series: quotes from The Declaration of Independence ) Laws of Nature & of Nature’s God. On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies of the United States unanimously declared………. Laws of Nature and of Nature's God………. The government should be concerned with ALL life [all life forms] Right of the people to alter or abolish [The right to QUESTION authority has been the most important aspect of the scientific method ]. The Declaration of Independence openly states that ‘Life’ is important & that we have the right t question authority (The Scientific Method). NOTE: Randy points out the even this landmark document has evolved – changed to match the growth of our government and society. (ppt)
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