This week is all about introducing you to the science behind nature. For your primary post, select ONE of the following discussion topics. Using your own words, write a primary post that addresses each question.
Your primary post is worth 24.5 out of 35 points. The remaining points are earned by replying to at least one of your classmates. You don’t need to use any sources other than the ones specified, but if you do use other sources, be sure to cite them.
Topic 1 : Evo-devo. Watch the video (1)* featuring Sean Carroll discussing the science of evolution and the field of evolutionary-developmental biology (evo-devo).
Topic 2 [article]: The cusp of a revolution in medicine. In a recent op-ed, Craig Venter (2)* shares his opinion that we are “on the cusp of a revolution” in medicine.
Topic 3 [article]: Earth will survive; we may not. Astrophysicist Adam Frank says that “pretending we can just extend the Holocene in perpetuity” is just a foolish excuse to put off making inevitable choices brought about by climate change.
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