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Jean Henri Fabre: a lesson in observation and inductive reasoning

Scientific methodology requires the initial step of keen observation.  In order to phrase testable hypotheses and construct an appropriate experimental design, observations of some phenomenon must be made.  Observations lead to questions of how the phenomenon works or why the … Continue reading

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Jon Lien: whale biologist, animal behaviorist, fishery biologist

Jon Lien is a world renowned whale researcher and conservationist who passed away April 15, 2010 at the age of 71.  I had the pleasure of working with Jon as a graduate student in the summers of 1990 and 1991, … Continue reading

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