READY TO LEARN?
"Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution."
-- Theodosius Dobzhansky
The Pacific Garbage Patch Midway Island Movie Trailer
(WARNING: scenes of dead birds maybe disturbing to some viewers,
viewer discretion advised)
15 Patterns of Life
Adopted from Hoaglund, M. and B.Dodson. (1998). The Way Life Works. Three Rivers Press: NY.
runs on sugar
occurs in water
works with cycles
creates with mistakes
builds from the bottom up
organizes with information
recycles everything it uses
assembles itself into chains
needs an inside and an outside
is interconnected and interdependent
tends to optimize rather than maximize
encourages variety by reshuffling information
uses a few patterns to generate many variations