Friday, September 5, 2008

Nothing in biology…

During the term, we will be studying animals without backbones. We will be focusing on marine invertebrates and will delve into comparative anatomy, functional morphology, development, ecology, physiology, and behavior. However, it's important to emphasize that nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution. The famous essay by Theodosius Dhobzhansky says it as well as anyone. It beautifully captures the themes of unity and diversity that will underlie our explorations throughout the term.
So this is first and foremost an evolution class.

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