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Biologists materials organisms are tremendously

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Unformatted text preview: ot be evaluated and proved with numbers therefore it is looked down upon Gases and chemicals are identical and react the same way. Biologists materials (organisms) are tremendously variable. 10:34 AM Page 13 History of Biology before Darwin Physical science Inanimate objects Physical and chemical laws Universal Based on empirical observations Experimentation preferred method (Deduction) Very fundamental difference with teh way observation works. Physicists obtain an empirical observation done with an experiment that is very well defined. Biologists observe a story (characteristics) deemed inductive science. Natural science Animate objects More than physical and chemical laws (Genetics) Not Universal Based on historical narratives Induction most used method BIO1130 Organismal Biology 40 Université d’Ottawa / University of Ottawa 10:34 AM bioogists use deduction/vice versa. Induction vs. Deduction One is using experiments/ the other narratives. Deduction (from the general to the specific): All insects have wings and this animal is an insect. This animal has wings. Induction: (fr...
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