from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The science of life and of living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution. It includes botany and zoology and all their subdivisions.
- n. The life processes or characteristic phenomena of a group or category of living organisms: the biology of viruses.
- n. The plant and animal life of a specific area or region.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The study of all life or living matter
- n. The living organisms of a particular region.
- n. The structure, function, and behavior of an organism or type of organism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science of life; that branch of knowledge which treats of living matter as distinct from matter which is not living; the study of living tissue. It has to do with the origin, structure, development, function, and distribution of animals and plants.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of life and living things in the widest sense; the body of doctrine respecting living beings; the knowledge of vital phenomena.
- n. In a more special sense, physiology; biophysiology; biotics.
- n. In a technical sense, the life-history of an animal: especially used in entomology.
- n. Animal magnetism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. all the plant and animal life of a particular region
- n. the science that studies living organisms
- n. characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms
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You have failed to show that nested hierarchy in biology is any different from any other nested hierarchy.
Knowledge gained in biology is being transferred to engineering.
The most significant unanswered question in biology is the origin of life.
AIGUY: The purposeful arrangements of parts we see in biology is caused by that which causes the purposeful arrangement of parts?
The purposeful arrangements of parts we see in biology is caused by that which causes the purposeful arrangement of parts?
If you ask the "pro-science" bloggers, any skepticism about orthodox evolutionary biology is "anti-evolution", and nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.
The "nothing in biology" is a metaphor which denotes the enormous volume of evidence which fits together like pieces in a puzzle under the theory of evolution.
For that matter, the rule in biology is biological deadends.: grin:
The issue of ultimate causes in biology is surfacing in peer-reviewed books and journals.