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STUDY GUIDELINES FOR BIOL1030: LIFE AND ITS EVOLUTIONARY FRAMEWORK By the end of each topic, you should be able to complete the following: Topic 1. What is life? 1. Describe our current understanding of the magnitude of species diversity and the explain why we expect the final estimate to be much higher than it is now. 2. Identify six essential characteristics of living things. Define them, give an example of each, and explain why they are important for life. 3. Explain why a simple description of the major characteristics of living things in not an entirely satisfactory answer to the question - How do living things differ from non-living things? Describe other approaches being taken to get at this question. Topic 2. Science as a way of learning 1. Contrast science as a way of knowing/learning from other types of knowing. 2. Describe the difference between a scientifically useful and a not-useful hypothesis. Be able to recognize these in examples. 3. Distinguish predictions from hypotheses. Be able to recognize them in a description of
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