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Honors Biology of Animals Notes: Week One

by: Madilyn Ball

Honors Biology of Animals Notes: Week One Bio 1303

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This week in class, we reviewed the syllabus and started taking notes over chapter one. These notes are the notes that Dr. Boves provided in class and notes over the main points in chapter one in ...
Honors Biology of Animals
Jerry L. Farris
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Date Created: 08/28/16
Honors Biology of Animals Dr. Boves Week One: 22 August 2016 – 26 August 2016 Lecture Notes  What is science? o Science is our effort to completely understand the how and why of the  natural world and its history, using physical evidence as proof.   o This is done by conducting experiments or by observing natural  phenomena.  o The ultimate goal of this process is the accumulation of knowledge.   What can science do? o Science is used to explain natural phenomena and answer questions  that can be tested in the observable world.  o If you can’t observe it or test it, it cannot be explained with science.  o If it has anything to do with the supernatural or magical, it cannot be  explained with science.    Conclusions in science are never 100% o The knowledge gained through scientific process is inherently  uncertain. o Knowledge that is accepted has a certain level or percentage of  certainty, and scientists work to increase that level of certainty.   Pseudoscience is science that has been poorly done or has been misused.   For example, unconfirmed claims being presented as fact.  It is important for scientists to be skeptical.    What is Zoology? o Zoology is the scientific study of animal life.   o People have always tried to figure out why and how animals do what  they do.  Mythology is a good example of people doing this.    There are two types of questions in science: Proximate and Ultimate o Proximate questions ask how and can by explain by a physiological,  genetic, or developmental mechanism o Ultimate questions ask why and are related to evolution  Related to the survival and reproduction of the species  Related to the Ancestral State of the behavior or mechanism.   Ancestral State means that the behavior or mechanism used to  be beneficial to the survival of the species so it was passed on.   Chapter One Textbook Notes Life: Biological Principals and the Science of Zoology  Fundamental Properties of Life:  There are eight general properties of living  systems.  1. The molecular organization of living systems is unique and complex.   2. The hierarchical organization of living systems is also unique and  complex.  3. Living systems can have offspring.  4. Living systems have a genetic code.  5. Living systems survive by metabolizing energy and nutrients that they  acquire from their environment.   6. All living systems have a life cycle (infancy – childhood – adolescence  – adulthood – old age) 7. Living systems interact with the environment around them.  8. Living systems can control their parts from within themselves (like the  brain controlling our bodily movement).  Principles of Science:  1. Science is led by natural law.  2. Science has to be able to be explained with references to natural law.  3. Science has to be able to be tested in the observable world (no  hypothetical testing). 4. Scientific conclusions are inherently uncertain, and therefore cannot be considered the final word.   5. Science can be proven wrong.      Darwin’s theory of evolution:  Darwin listed five factors that have an impact on the evolution of the species. 1. Perpetual change:  the circumstances of the world do not remain  constant, but they do not constantly cycle like the seasons either.   They are always changing into something new.  2. Common descent:  we all have a common ancestor.  3. Multiplication of species:  new species are made through the  transformation of others due to evolution.  4. Gradualism:  The reason that there are such big differences in so  many different kinds of species is because small changes have  accumulated over time.  5. Natural selection:  organisms that are most equipped to survive the  circumstances of their environments are the ones that live and  reproduce, and therefore pass on their genetic material. 


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