Importance of Biology

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Importance of Biology

By | October 2008
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Ever wonder about those words in science that make you feel like your talking in some foreign language? Well I’ll be telling you about one of them… biology (If you hadn’t already guessed that from the title). Biology is a useful tool for anyone to have, not only doctors and biochemists. It can help you when dealing with medical concerns that may arise in your future. After all, it’s always good to have a general idea of what your doctor is talking about. Understanding your body is key to living a long and healthy life.

Biology is a very important part of everyday life, whether we realize it or not. Any advances in medicine, dealing with environmental issues, or biotechnology depend on an understanding of living organisms, great, medium, and small. Even if our main goal was simply ensuring the survival of the human race, we still must be able to understand and sustain the biosphere. We poison our land, air, and water. The Greenhouse Effect and Global warming are both threats that concern our biosphere. It would be utterly hopeless to try to sustain the diversity of life on Earth in the future without a decent knowledge of biology. In order to maintain the delicate balance of life on Earth, we first must understand that we are not alone on this planet. We need to learn about the effect we have on our environment and other living things. The value of many species cannot be predicted. Many plants may contain chemicals that could prove useful in treating illnesses, among other things. Also, the extinction of any species can disturb the equilibrium of an ecosystem. So, basically, we should understand that all of our actions have effects on other organisms and the environment.

Well I hope this convinced you that studying biology is a very important skill to have and that it has cleared up any questions about biology that you may have. I also hope that in reading this you have come to understand a little bit about why you need to not only learn...