Bio 101: Biological Principles. Natasha Anwar. Lecture 1 Introduction. The course Biology – the science of life Scientific Method. The Course. Core – 4 units 30 lectures – Tues & Thurs, 17.30 – 18.45 Fri, 17.30 – 18.20 Sayeed Saigol Auditorium 11 topics
Fri, 17.30 – 18.20
Mid-term exam 25%
Term paper 10%
Final Exam 35%
“To use another persons idea or part of their work and pretend that it is your own”,
Cambridge International Dictionary of English
Biological Science, 3rd Edition
Observation: There are always so many flies at the butchers shop, especially around rotting meat
Question: Where do flies in the shop come from, and does rotting meat produce or turn into the flies?
Hypothesis: Rotten meat dose not turn into flies. Only flies can make more flies.
Prediction: If meat cannot make more flies, rotting meat sealed into a container should not produce flies or maggots.
“ The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its
solution, which may mainly be a matter of mathematical or experimental skill. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science ”