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1 BSC 3402: Theory and Practice in the Biological Sciences Animal Care Issues in Research 6 October 2010
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2 Organizational for Today Name cards Return response paper #2 Questions about web site? Class expectations? Next week 13 Oct (no class, homecoming week) Following week 20 Oct. discuss Human Subjects Research and book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by R. Skloot response paper #4 due on some aspect of the Skloot book and human subjects research This week: Explain your thesis from Response Paper #3 to the class and we’ll have a short discussion of each Further discussion of animal care issues
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3 Comments on Response Paper #2 When you make assertions of fact you need to back them up with a citation (particularly if it is available in the reading you’ve done!). These are response papers in that they are focused responses to some aspect of the books (or articles) you are reading. Make sure that the essay is in some way about the reading. Scientific writing allows you to write in the first person! Remember the first line of Watson & Crick’s Nature paper: “We wish to suggest a structure for the salt of DNA.” This led to the discovery (not lead, the metal) but you can lead the others or this discovery can lead to more important things
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4 “Set up a Straw man Argument” An argument or hypothesis that is set up as an opponent to be easily defeated or refuted. A straw man argument involves a misrepresentation of an opponent's position. To "attack a straw man" is to create the illusion of having refuted a proposition by substituting a superficially similar yet unequivalent proposition (the "straw man"), and refuting it, without ever having actually refuted the original position.
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5 Cite and Reference Articles Correctly When citing an article in the text. Please use the correct format for some scientific journal. Watson (1980) explains his views… Others contradict Watson’s views (Perutz et al. 1969). [period goes after the citation] In recalling Franklin’s talk, Watson states “…there was no warmth…” (Watson 1980, p. 80). [period goes after the citation] References Watson, J.D. 1980. The Double Helix . W.W. Norton. Watson, J.D. and F. Crick. 1953.A structure for DNA. Nature 171:737. [journal, vol#, p.#] Perutz, M., M. Wilkins and J.D. Watson. 1969. Letter to the Editor. Science 153: 1537-1538. [journal, volume #, page numbers] Stent, G. , M. 1980. The DNA double helix and the rise of molecular biology. IN: G. Stent, G., ed. The Double Helix . W.W. Norton. Pp. xi-xxi. [article in book]
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6 Different Views of Animal Care (2) ORI 4, pp. 50-65 (3) Bioethics of Animal Care NCSU chapt 4 Favoring Animal Research Foundation for Biomedical Research Home Page: http://www.fbresearch.org/ Americans for Medical Progress / Medical Research vs. Animal Rights: http://www.ampef.org/ Questions People Ask About Animals in Research: http://www.the-
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