Sci 207 Week 3 Discussion and Practice

Sci 207 Week 3 - Discussion Question Discussion Questions 7 8 9 Mindi Barker SCI 207 Professor Kunz Discussion Questions 1 1 Suppose that you were

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Discussion Question 1 Mindi Barker SCI 207 Professor Kunz June 06, 2011 Discussion Questions
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1. Suppose that you were engaged in biotechnology, or genetic engineering: what environmental safeguards would you impose on your research? Are there experiments that would be off-limits for you? There are a variety of precautions that I would adhere to ensure a quality product would emerge. First, I would make sure that the organism would be able to survive once it reaches its natural environment. I would also have to consider its reproductive measures. By this I mean it is will have the ability to reproduce as well as how quickly its reproduction takes place. More importantly than all of this I would have to consider how much competition for resources there would be and it would survive this competition in its regular habitat. Finally, I would have to determine if this new breed will leave its designated area to set up its own population in other areas. Although I see myself as a very ethical person I would do whatever it takes to provide a quality species that would adapt to its surroundings. In this way I do not believe there are any tests that would be off-limits to me. 2. Define the claim that famines are caused by human actions (or inactions) than by environmental forces. What scientific evidence would you need to settle this question? What hypothesis would you test to resolve this debate? I would have to say that I believe that famines are widely related to human’s action because we as humans often forget how to work together and rid a problem before it becomes out of control. This is exactly what happened with the concept of a famine. Although much of famines are environmentally related humans spent so much time arguing over whether something was a famine or not that they lost track of the important behind them. One way in which we add to the famine issue is by the unprecedented number of individuals we add to a population (Schade &
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This note was uploaded on 07/27/2011 for the course SCI 207 taught by Professor Blume during the Spring '10 term at Ashford University.

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Sci 207 Week 3 - Discussion Question Discussion Questions 7 8 9 Mindi Barker SCI 207 Professor Kunz Discussion Questions 1 1 Suppose that you were

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