THIS POST CONTAINS 2 (TWO) SECTIONS OF NOTES, EACH OF WHICH HAS A LECTURE GUIDE....
First up is the Power Point on "Diversity and Classification" can be uploaded here. The Lecture Guide, given in class today, based on the Power Point can be found as a PDF file here.
NEXT......The Power Point Lecture Notes on 'Deep Time' are available here.
FACT: The fossil record (and other lines of evidence) show us that populations of living things have "changed over time" (evolved)....
QUESTION: How can we explain this pattern of change in terms of NATURAL causes?
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The article ("The Cosmic Calendar") is due on Monday the 21st . No late submissions will be accepted.
The concept is to display a "month" in an imaginary calendar that represents the history of our 13.7-billion-year-old universe:
The original article that inspired this assignment was adapted from Carl Sagan's "The Dragons of Eden" and is available here.
SUMMER SCHOOL BIOLOGY STUDENTS, PLEASE NOTE: you are not required to do a poster project based on this assignment, or submit any part to "Turnitin.com." In summer school, time does not permit that kind of detailed, multipart assessment. As discussed in class: read the article, answer the questions, do the math. Get 'er done.