3Mechanist Approach: To answer how something occurs using causal chains, or
cause and effect sequences.
Teleological Approach: To answer questions as to why something occurs.
Levels of Organization
Basic unit of life is the cell (also the smallest unit of
Bio 242 Exam 1 Study Guide
Describe the organization of life (Cell->tissue->etc) and describe the characteristics
Cell: smallest unit of life
Tissues: organized group of cells with a similar structure and function
Organs: organized in such a way
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Physiology (function, how stuff happens) vs. Anatomy (structure)
Teleological (why) vs. mechanistic (how)
Casual Chains: _ -> _ -> _ -> etc.
Tissues: group of cells with similar