Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (12th Edition) by Cecie Starr, Ralph Taggart, Christine Evers, Lisa Starr

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8 (a) Outcome of artificial selection: a few of the hundreds of varieties of domesticated pigeons descended from captive populations of wild rock pigeons (Columba livia). (b) A peregrine falcon (left ) preying on a pigeon (right ) is acting as an agent of natural selection in the wild. 5 ᭿ ᭿ Critical Thinking and Science Critical thinking means judging the quality of information. Science is limited to that which is observable. 2 What message am I being asked to accept? Thinking About Thinking Most of us assume that we do our own thinking—but do we, really?

Germ theory Microorganisms cause many diseases. Take-Home Message Plate tectonics Earth’s crust is cracked into pieces that move in relation to one another. Evolution Change occurs in lines of descent. How does science work? ᭿ Scientific inquiry involves asking questions about some aspect of nature, formulating hypotheses, making and testing predictions, and reporting the results. Natural selection Variation in heritable traits influences differential survival and reproduction of individuals of a population.

Prediction If smoking causes cancer, then individuals who smoke will get cancer more often than those who do not. 5. Gather information Conduct a survey of individuals who smoke and individuals who do not smoke. Determine which group has the highest incidence of cancers. Laboratory experiment Establish identical groups of laboratory rats (the model system). Expose one group to cigarette smoke. Compare the incidence of new cancers in each of the two groups. 6. Assess results Compile test results and draw conclusions from them.

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