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Unformatted text preview: Introduction Course objectives • Understand how living and non-living environments are interrelated • Understand how cells function • Understand principles of heredity • Understand how the human body functions CSI Law & order Crossing jordan Cold case Science in Popular Culture Science and You Goals • Understanding scientific process & thinking • Inference • Make informed decisions on biological issues that effect your life Outline • Science – What & how • Scientific method • Scientific experimentation • Patterns in science What is Science? • the observation, identification, description, experimental investigation and theoretical explanation of natural phenomena Characteristics of Science • Methodological activity • Inquisitive • Critical thinking • Empirical evidence • Logical reasoning • Patterns Science is a way of investigating nature/ universe Is science the Truth? Truth • Conformity to fact or actuality – Correspondence with facts • Fidelity to an original or standard • Reality actuality • A statement proven to be or accepted as true – Dogma Dogma...
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course BIO 10 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Mesa CC.

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