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Animalia Why was the determination of the actual sequence of the human genome considered to be descriptive science? It did not involve deductive reasoning. It did not involve hypothesis-driven research. It involved hypothesis-driven research. It involved deductive reasoning. You look outside and realize that your grass needs to be mowed. You pick up the container of gasoline and see that you have approximately a third of a gallon left. You hypothesize that this amount will be enough to mow your entire lawn.
Unfortunately, half way through mowing your lawn you run out of gasoline. You grumble and think to yourself that the next time you mow the lawn, you hypothesize that you will need to have at least two-thirds of a gallon of gasoline available. How did the results of your lawn-mowing experience influence the validity of your new hypothesis for future gasoline needs? Your prediction proved that your hypothesis is correct. Your hypothesis was supported by trial and error. One more trial added to your data set.
The hypothesis was invalidated by your experimental evidence. Your prediction of future gas needs is based on experimental data and therefore increases the validity of your hypothesis. Research methods used to solve many biological questions often require a number of different types of approaches and the expertise of a variety of scientists. An interdisciplinary approach is the only way we can further our biological knowledge. Interdisciplinary approaches are required to answer all scientific questions since all disciplines borrow knowledge from each.
How does peer review influence the development of scientific theories? Peer review allows other scientists to know what is current in their field. Careful evaluation of research results by other scientists ensures that only solid and legitimate research results are published, and helps prevent faulty research or false claims from being viewed as scientific fact.
Peer review increases competition among scientists and thus increases the quality of the published work. Peer review makes it extremely difficult for work to be published other than earth-shattering scientific theories. What are the tenants of the cell theory? Check all that apply. Under the current classification scheme, which of the following turtle species are thought to be most closely related?
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