Bare Bones

Bare Bones - The Bare Bones Spring 2011 Framing the Issues:...

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The Bare Bones Spring 2011
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Framing the Issues: Incorporating Contemporary Science into the Way We “See the World”
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“Incompressible Shells” Around Empty Space Electron Density Maps Connecting Atoms Old Idea: Atoms as Solid, Disconnected Billiard Balls New Idea: Interconnectedne ss “Matter”: Manifesting “external relations only”
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Old Model: One-Way Directionality of Cell Signaling Old Model: One- Way Information Flow, Hierarchically Down From DNA to Cell to Organism New Models Epigenome Encloses Genome Turns Transcription On and Off Feedback Returns from Cell and Network Organization of Cellular Signalling Integration of Many Inputs Complexity of Responses Science 328 (2010): 984 “Life”:
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LIFE Is Self-Organizing Complexity . . .
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LUC A We are here Our Last Universal Common Ancestor LIFE Has Been In Continuity over 3.5 Billion Years of All Living Organisms Show Variations on a Common Genetic Structure All
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All Living Organisms Share A Basic Set of Common Genetic, Biochemical, and Developmental Processes LIFE is in Continuity Across All Classes of Vertebrates
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The ECOLOGICAL PYRAMID The Structure of the Ecological Pyramid Is Set by the Thermodynamics of Energy Conversion A common pattern of interconnections among organisms Quotes from Aldo Leopold, “The Land Ethic,” in A Sand County Almanac
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Net Primary Productivity: We Humans Don’t “Produce” Anything! Green Plants Do All the Work Through Photosynthesi s The Carbon Cycle
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Where Do We Think We’re Going? We’re Hitting 7 Billion in 2011
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Vitousek et al., 1986: We Are Leaving Less and Less for Other Life on the Planet
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We Always Find Ourselves “Inside” of a Phenomenal “Sphere” An “Egocentric” Perspective An “Allocentric” Perspective We Can Examine Real Objects “from the Outside”
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It is the scale of the whole human enterprise, the combined sum of our collective human activities, that is now reaching its limit. The Big J- Curve
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Your Generation? The J-Curve Jump
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Philosophy to Biology: The Branches of Philosophy and Their Connections with Biological Science
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Traditional Branches of Philosophy: Ontology Epistemology Metaphysics Ethics Aesthetics
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John Searle Defines a Realist Ontological Position: There Exists a Reality That Is Independent of Our Human Beliefs, Desires, and Expectations Searle Makes Our Socially Constructed Reality Visible to Us as it Exists Within the Ontologically Objective Reality Studied By Physics, Chemistry, and Biology ONTOLOGY Is The Branch of Philosophy That Deals With EXISTENCE
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Mistake! It Became Fashionable in the Late 20th
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