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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/2/11 Reading the archives of nature
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5/2/11 Francis Crick and the language of life This Wednesday’s lecture concerns the decipherment of the language of life, by Crick and others. This decipherment enabled most of the applications of molecular biology, including the ones we will be thinking about: DNA as a text, as a fingerprint and as a source of historical information
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5/2/11 Charles Darwin What does the name Darwin mean to you? What do you know about the man? What is ‘natural selection’?
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5/2/11 Deep time and the industrial revolution Darwinism is a product of the industrial revolution As I talked about last Monday, railway cuttings like this one, as well as mining activities and canal construction, exposed sections of the earth’s crust and revealed their layers The landscape could now be ‘read’ as
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5/2/11 Reading the book of nature before the industrial As I mentioned in the lecture on the scientific revolution and printing, there was a lot of rhetoric in the seventeenth century about reading the book
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5/2/11 Deciphering nature’s archives in the nineteenth Charles Lyell was the greatest of nineteenth century geologists. Here is thought about reading the landscape of deep time: “…there may be no striking circumstances to mark the occurrence of a great chasm in the chronological series of Nature’s
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Books versus archives What’s the difference between reading a book and deciphering an archive? What might be the difference
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course CAT 1C taught by Professor Gere during the Fall '10 term at UCSD.

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