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BIO 002: Principles of Biology

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BIO 002: Principles of Biology BIOL 002

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These notes are from the first week of Principles of Biology with Professor Mitchell.
Principles of Biology
John J. Mitchell
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Biology, Principles of biology




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Date Created: 01/22/16
BIO 002 January 22, 2016 Lecture 1 Science 1) Abody of established knowledge on a given subject 2) Away of thinking or method used to accumulate and test that knowledge The province of science is the physical or natural world Some consider science to be a complement to other human characteristics/endeavors such as aesthetics and ethics in determining our relationship to the world Scientific Method 1) Interest/gather data, verify this data 2) Ask a question, or formulate a hypothesis (if/then) 3) Test a) gather more data b) create an experiment The ‘Controlled’Experiment 2 groups - an experimental and a control group ex) 1000 people in group 1, 1000 people in group 2 Scientists conducting controlled experiments try to match up people as best they can. For example, 500 males in group 1, 500 males will also be in group 2 Experiment: Group 1 receives the drug, Group 2 receives a placebo * placebo effect - psychological Ideal experiments are double blind, meaning both the patient and the physician distributing the medication is blind to whether the pill is the treatment or a placebo. Experimental treatment vs. Control group placebo c) Natural Experiment *when unethical to perform an experiment ex)AIDS *used when it is impossible to perform said experiment 4)Accept, Reject, or Modify your hypothesis a) send to a journal > peer-reviewed by a board of specialists 5) Hypothesis 1,2,3 -> connect a few hypotheses that have been accepted as fact and produce a theory. 6) Theory made! 7) Theory is then tested until accepted or thrown out. *theories can be accepted for centuries/generations, and then later disproved.


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