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 This class will approach

 This class will approach science as analytical historians. Today, more than ever, it is so important to look critically at the history of the Earth and to really evaluate what we have always thought to be true. Science is cumulative and we have to ensure that we are not using faulty theory to build our modern observations. 

On the other hand, I worry about never truly reaching a mastery of the basic concepts of Biology. If we don't allow anything to be accepted and agreed upon, we will obsess over language and semantics to the detriment of progress. I hope we learn to reach a happy medium in this philosophical Biology class so that we can use knowledge, observations, and convictions about Biology to interpret and adapt the way that we and others interact with the Earth. 

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