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BIOS Notes-1 - BIOS Notes I. Chapter 1 a. What is Science?...

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BIOS Notes I. Chapter 1 a. What is Science? i. A body of knowledge, which helps us to understand nature. b. What do scientists do? i. Make observations ii. Attempt to discern patterns (which leads to a prediction) iii. Assume its like past (match in gas will explode just like it always has) c. Two important points of science: i. Science only deals with phenomena, which can be observed. ii. We assume the future is like the past. d. Scientific method i. Observations ii. Generalization of material iii. Predictive statements or hypotheses iv. Tests v. Over again e. What is the outcome of the scientific method? i. Terminology 1. Behind the scenes ii. Hypothesis 1. What will happen iii. Theory 1. Hypothesis based on your understanding of what will happen 2. Tested, re-examined, etc.
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3. Theory of evolution is not hypothesis because it has been proven correct on multiple occasions iv. Law 1. Absolute fact due to many tests f. What is biology i. Characteristics of living systems 1. Organization 2. Energy use 3. Development 4. Reproduction 5. Evolve (not stagnant) 6. Response to environment a. Communication between species
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2010 for the course BIOL 1201 taught by Professor Wishtichusen during the Fall '07 term at LSU.

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BIOS Notes-1 - BIOS Notes I. Chapter 1 a. What is Science?...

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