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Uh, what if I wanted to write an article about biology, what am I suppose to do with this? Etaroced 19:44, 11 April 2007 (EDT)

You get authoritative sources, like college textbooks, and use them as a guide when you write your own article. The biology terms that are there can either be used for the article in some way, or deleted. Karajou 21:31, 11 April 2007 (EDT)


4. Evolution. By the processes of natural selection and genetic drift, the inherited traits of a population will change from generation to generation, sometimes leading to the arising of new, distinct populations from the 'parent population'. This is often included with common descent, but in most fields of biology the latter does not arise; however, evolutionary theory itself is invaluable in agriculture, study of disease and research on genetics.
Let's stick to facts and use terms everyone understands. Were you referring to mutation? I've heard that this has been observed in laboratories, and that there is a scientific theory about it.
As for common descent, I'm unaware of any proof having been offered for this conjecture. Let's make a bright distinction between scientific theories (which have been proved or are at least "falsifiable") and conjecture (see also Pseudoscience). --Ed Poor 10:29, 19 May 2007 (EDT)
Would the section be OK if the reference to common descent were omitted? Like I said - it's usually lumped in with evolution in the common mind, but most biology only uses evolution (with common descent a question of paleontology and such).--M 17:19, 19 May 2007 (EDT)

Biology is the study of life. I think we should stick to what is known about life. Everyone wants to jump into speculations about origins, but the Origins debate is complex and quickly gets heated. Can we please start with the basics?

I'd like to know what a cell is, and how the microbiology of it works. And does anyone know how a zebra's coat has striped patterns? Or why a starfish grows back a missing limb? Or how homing pigeons find their way back home?

Too hard? Okay, let's start with easier stuff like blood clotting. --Ed Poor 17:23, 19 May 2007 (EDT)

Ethical Implications

I'm utterly confused as to what you're talking about, Tester. Please elaborate.

ATang 15:58, 16 August 2007 (EDT)

Still no elaboration. If someone understands what that paragraph is trying to say, could he please re-write it in plain English?--Frey 16:29, 8 March 2008 (EST)


I fail to see the point of this deletion. --Ed Poor Talk 15:31, 18 January 2010 (EST)