Chapter 1 Ten Themes In The Study Of Life. Hierarchy of Organization. Atoms Molecules Organelles Cells Tissues Organs Systems Organism. Population Community Ecosystem Biome Biosphere Ecosphere. Emergent Properties. Order – tendency to self organize Reproduction – biogenesis
With each step upward in the hierarchy of biological order, novel properties emerge that were not present at the simpler levels of organization.
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
Many Biological Processes Are Self -Regulating Through “Feedback” Mechanisms
Negative Feedback Their Environments.
The Evolutionary Connections Among All Organisms Explain the Unity and Diversity of Life.
Natural Selection Is An Editing Process
“Science Is A Way Of Knowing”
Theories Are Comprehensive