The Importance Of Biology

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Biology is the science of life or living matter in all forms and phenomena, especially with reference to origin, growth, reproduction, structure and behavior. Living beings have the desire to discover who they truly are and how they came to be the person that they are today. Many people have specific beliefs in an ultimate being that rules over all else, but most of these beliefs cannot be proven. The study of biology is based upon facts and hypotheses that can be tested and supported. Without biology it would be difficult to understand the beauty of life, and how living organisms are created and how the basic metabolic processes help organisms survive. Biology is one of the most important human endeavors since it provides humans with the hard …show more content…
The beauty about life is that each and every multicellular living being on this planet was created by a sperm cell fertilizing an egg cell to form a zygote. Once the zygote is formed a processes knows as mitosis allows the zygote to develop cells, tissue, and organ systems until all of the proper systems necessary for survival are formed (Witz BW 2004). Conceiving a baby is one of the most beautiful things life could bring someone, and biology is to thank for that. Without the study of biology, it would be quite difficult to understand how individuals are made. Evolution is another way that biology brings beauty into the world. Understanding how humans and other organisms have evolved is fascinating. Charles Darwin was the individual who developed the theory of natural selection. Natural selection is “the process by which species become better adapted to their local environments” (Witz BW 2004). Darwin arrived at this statement by observing the biological structures of organisms, formulating a hypothesis, testing his hypothesis and then using the evidence he discovered to support his …show more content…
In biology, scientists use the scientific method in order to arrive at a scientific conclusion. The first step in the scientific method is making observations. Next, a hypothesis should be formulated in support of the observations that were made. Once a hypothesis has been developed, it should be tested. If the hypothesis is supported by the test, then it is advised that the test is repeated several times to be sure that it definitely supports the hypothesis. If the test refutes the hypothesis however, then a new hypothesis should be formulated in order to correlate with the results of the test. Once the hypothesis fully supports the test, then a scientific theory can be formulated. The scientific method relies on hypothetico-deductive reasoning, observations, and facts (Reece JB et al. 2014). This is the main reason why biology is different from art and religion. Individuals want to have the ability to understand who they are and how they got to be the way that they are. Although religion can provide some reasons as to how humans and other organisms came to be on earth, and art can provide many different forms of beauty, biology lays the foundation for truth and beauty found in

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