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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
Based on empirical
(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)
Based on historical
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.
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