| Kevin Hogan
| Allen Olson
This week we begin our study of the historical development of the theory of evolution. We continue our investigation of the nature of science by looking at falsifiability and a general method for evaluating scientific models. And we move into a study of probability after reviewing methods for describing data.
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Guide to Statistics by Larry Gonick and
Before coming to class, you should have completed the following readings:
In addition, you should have completed the following exercises:
In week 3, we will look at the importance of change over time as the inspiration for the theory of evolution. We will look at several historical episodes in which theories changed. Continuing our introduction to statistical methods, we will learn about normal and binomial distributions. We will also be introduced to computer software which allows you to create dynamic models.