Introduction to Biology 101: From Atoms to Immunity, part 1

This video includes a LOT of information from a standard college-level, biology introductory course presented in a very accessible way for any adult with curiosity about what life is and how it works, richly illustrated using images from one of my favorite intro textbooks, BUT ALSO with relevant principles from complexity sciences woven in (which greatly changes our understanding of the biology).

It's precisely one hour, ten minutes, or 1:10:00. That's purposeful (for any who understand the relevance of Wolfram's rule 110 in computational systems theory; see Complexity 101).

I think of it as education for the masses with any background --from planters to plumbers to post-docs and professors -- less-expensive yet at least as good as anything similar found in most universities. As I explain during the introduction to the introduction, I plan to build a company around my work -- including this -- during 2020 in the Eastport Maine region.

Darrell Criswell
about 1 year agoDecember 30, 2019
My understanding is Archaebacteria is an antiquated term, they are now referred to as Archaea, they are not considered bacteria.
Alder Stone Fuller
about 1 year agoDecember 30, 2019
Yes, I agree, antiquated.  I mentioned the older term because it's in that illustration.  I can put a text box in to clarify.
Darrell Criswell
about 1 year agoJanuary 2, 2020
Have you looked at David Goodsell's illustrations, you can find a ton in google images, but his book Machinery of Life is just excellent.  The first edition didn't have color.
Darrell Criswell
about 1 year agoJanuary 2, 2020
Goodsell's illustrations give a different perspective from electron microscopy vs light microscopy on what the cytoplasm is/looks like/consists of.
Alder Stone Fuller
about 1 year agoJanuary 9, 2020
Usually, I'm notified via email about comments here.  I wasn't for the two above, so I'm finding them 6 days later.  I'll consult my video host about this tmw.

No, I'm not familiar with his illustrations.  But I'll search them tmw.  Thanks.
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