Hypothesis-based Science

A hypothesis is a proposed explanation or answer to a problem or question. One stipulation for a good hypothesis is that it must be testable. Science demands for actual data and facts to be used when testing a hypothesis. If no hard data or facts can be provided, the hypothesis exists outside of science and […]

F & N coursework sample

COURSEWORK TASK 1 1. Eggs are an important food for different people. Show how eggs can be included in different ways in a variety of dishes. Eggs as an important food The types of eggs? – Hen eggs, quail eggs, duck eggs Traditional value of eggs? – Used in Easter’s celebration Nutritional value of eggs? […]

Biodiversity – reaction paper

On February 20, 2003, Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Dale Bottrell from the Department of Entomology made a presentation on biodiversity. Biodiversity in simplest terms is variation amongst species, and, as Dr. Bottrell pointed out, it is a natural phenomenon which has its own benefits and drawbacks within the realm of the biosphere. He began his presentation with […]

Studying the Effect of Salt on Cress Germination

Initial Method Prepare 8 sterile Petri dishes with a perfectly fitting circle of cotton wool and filter paper, this will sit on top of the wool A control dish must also be set up using the same steps as above Weigh out 8 different salt measures, at 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1, 1.25, 1.5 and 1.75 […]

Investigating respiration of maggots

Aim: The aim of my investigation is to see how the rate of respiration of some maggots differs between room temperature and other temperatures, in terms of volume of oxygen produced. Simple Prediction I predict that as I raise the temperature of the maggots, the rate of respiration will increase. I think this because respiration […]

Biology coursework planning – the effect of lead chloride on the growth of cress seeds

Aim: To investigate the effect of different concentrations of a heavy metal chloride, namely lead chloride, on the growth of cress seeds. Introduction: Heavy metals compounds, such as lead chloride are able to dissolve in rain and enter the soils surrounding plants. Some sources of such compounds are exhaust fumes from vehicles, additives in gasoline […]

Effect of nitrate concentration on the growth of Duckweeds

At the beginning of the experiment, I put on a lab coat to protect myself from any danger that may occur. I made sure that all my equipments were clean and dry before I started, and I also measured the temperature of the room to confirm it was around room temperature. I then made sure […]

The Wrongness of Searle’s Biological Naturalism: Jaegwon Kim

Jaegwon Kim criticizes John Searle’s biological naturalism for the problem of causal overdetermination. Kim suggests the identity-theory to clean up the mess, but Searle responds with an incoherent recapitulation of his biological naturalism using two senses of causation as a linguistic trick to avoid the warranted charge of overdetermination. Furthermore, Searle’s response reveals that he […]