They examine the complexity of DNA and RNA and the causal relationship of those substances to the laws of genetics studied in Natural Sciences 2. The concept of evolution is widened to include not only the microscopic (molecular evolution) but also the macroscopic (the universe as a whole).
The course culminates in an extension of biological inquiry to the levels of knowledge and human interaction.
Prerequisites: Natural Sciences 2 and 3
- Erwin Schrödinger, What is Life?
- George Gamow, Thirty Years That Shook Physics
- Richard Feynmann, QED
- Freeman Dyson, Origins of Life