MUSE Ecologie 1
For the francophones: I am about to follow a MUSE course in....
The philosoper Karl Popper said "In as far as a scientific statement speaks about reality it must be falsifiable and in as far as it is not falsifiable it does not speak about reality"...
An ecology professor working at the University of Geneva should...
Stick to her/his job and provide strictly objective scientific data to politicians so that they have the best possibe information upon which to base their decisions
Speak out publicly about the dire state of the planet, take sides and cannot afford to remain strictly objective
I am convinced we will be able to feed 9 billion people in a sustainable way in 2050...
Yes, because I believe in the inventivity of mankind, we always find solutions when we really have to
No, because natural resouces in the world are already stretched to their limits and cannot cope with a further increase in the human population
I have heard about the critical role of phosphorous in our envirionment. I see the role of phosphorous as...
Negative, phosphorous causes eutrophication of lakes, rivers and seas, causing algal blooms which choke out aquatic life
Positive since without phosphorous in fertilizers there can not be agriculture. We just need to make sure we dont run out of phosphorous
The following statemnt best describes my view on the resilience of natural ecosystems...
Nature is resilient. It can cope with human stresses and disturbances
Nature is vulnerable. If pushed too far ecosystems will collapse and stop functioning
The expression "c`est la goutte d`eau qui fait deborder la vase" speaks about the following property of ecosystems
On the internet the occurence of autism in young children is linked to vaccination against infectious diseases. Many people on chat sites appear very worried. For that reason I would...
Not vaccinate my children since that many people cannot all be wrong and it is better to be safe than sorry
Vaccinate my chidren, good scientfic support for the correation between vaccination and autism is lacking
Choose where the words are in the right order...
Genes, individuals, populations, communities, ecosystems, planet earth
Ecosystems, individuals, genes, communities, populations, planet earth
When we teach about the origin of the diversty of life on earth we shoud...
Teach only the Darwinian theory on evolution - evolution through natural selection - since this is the only scientifically credible theory for the origin of life
Give equal attention to Evolution and Creation, since Evolution is just a theory without scientific support and Creation is an equally credible alternative
Université de Genève