Biology, of all the sciences, has the greatest potential for making major advances in aid of humanity; at the same time, most problems facing society today are either biological or have large biological components. Amer. Institute of Biological Sciences
IF THIS STATEMENT IS TRUE, BIOLOGICAL LITERACY IS IMPORTANT.
Biological Literacy: The quality of being able to
understand biological concepts;
and, make moral / ethical judgements and solve
real-world problems involving biological issues