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Principles of Biology I, Week 1 Notes

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Principles of Biology I, Week 1 Notes BIOL 2107

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These notes are a brief preview on different approaches to science, examples of specific scientific findings and the process of science.
principles of biology I
Lace Svec
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alexandra Irvin on Thursday August 18, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to BIOL 2107 at Georgia Southern University taught by Lace Svec in Summer 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see principles of biology I in Biology at Georgia Southern University.


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Date Created: 08/18/16
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I FIRST WEEK NOTES  Scientists approach questions using two tactics: 1. Inductive reasoning: using repeated observations to make general statements; this  is when discovery science is used to build a hypothesis. 2. Deductive reasoning: using factual hypotheses to predict outcomes and tests; use  discovery science observations, making this hypothesis­driven or manipulative  science.  How does scientific information differ from other forms of info? *Consider the following taken from a website 1. Toxins Found During Pregnancy Unmistakably Linked To Autism o Look at information/data for yourself; don’t accept blindly 2. A Bacterium That Can Grow by Using Arsenic Instead of Phosphorous o Scientists question the findings of fellow scientists o Nobody could reproduce these findings meaning that the most likely  explanation would be contamination in the cultures.  Process of Science: Exploration & Discovery Societal Forming & Community Benefits & Testing Hypotheses Analysis & Outcomes Feedback


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