ISB 2-8-2011 - ISB 282011 (pgs. 98112) 17:46 What is the...

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ISB 2-8-2011 (pgs. 98-112) 17:46 What is the Modern Synthesis? An updating of Darwin’s theory to incorporate genetics, systematics, and paleontology. What is a scientific theory? A way of structureing the ideas of science. All inter-related Without evolution, biology becomes disorganized No central organizing principle Every field of science needs to have and organizing principle…without the theory, its not  science. Theory:  An organizing principle that allows each science to have its own particular  intellectual structure. What is a scientific hypothesis? An intelligent guess as to what an outcome might be, but it must be tested Scientific ideas that are subject to testing If they are tested enough, do they become theories?  NO Where does the evidence of evolution come from? (five points) 5 major lines of evolution that are completely independent of fossil records. All biological evidence of evolution
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course ISB 200 taught by Professor Ralphtaggart during the Spring '09 term at Michigan State University.

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