BIOA11H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Deductive Reasoning, Falsifiability, Dependent And Independent Variables

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Bioa11 lecture 1 introduction to the biology of humans. Module 1: cell la vie (4 weeks long = 4 lectures) [bio- means life, -ology means the study of knowledge about] The scientific theory: an explanation for a set of related observations that is based on well-supported hypotheses from many different types of independent lines of research (p. 5) Science is a body of knowledge collected using this method. Untested ideas based on little of related observations information. Supported by different, independent lines of research. The process of science: making observations, proposing ideas (hypotheses) Scientific hypotheses; testable: possible to evaluate // falsifiable: potentially false: testing the ideas/ hypotheses based on: Deductive reasoning: general principle to predict an expected observation (reason out/ work out from the facts) Through: experiments or observation: discarding or modifying hypotheses based on results. *observation(s) made that leads to a question* example from textbook: A proposed explanation for the observations made.

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