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by Inyati
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Zoology
Replies: 2
Views: 6537

Re: Zoology

Your "dream" job description is working as a professional zookeeper. Specifically, a specialist in the husbandry of zoo animals. Those positions are not abundant. They are highly specialized and in most cases require a high degree of training and experience. You might want to broaden your ...
by Inyati
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Why do people still insist that cats are domesticated?
Replies: 2
Views: 6973

Re: Why do people still insist that cats are domesticated?

Strictly adhering to the definition of "domesticated ", it is appropriate to declare the "domesticated" house cat as "domesticated". Domesticated implies that the animal is maintained under at least the partial care and oversight of a human as a "pet" or to se...
by Inyati
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Where do new species come from?
Replies: 8
Views: 10858

Re: Where do new species come from?

The topic is Speciation. The father of speciation is not Darwin, it is Ernest Mayr. The topic of speciation employs more principles of biology than any other discipline. Everything from genetics to ecology. It is not a subject that can be fairly treated on a forum. Get Ernest Mayr's book, "Anim...
by Inyati
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Instinct- the mechanism
Replies: 18
Views: 21704

Re: Instinct- the mechanism

Instinct is inheritable behavior. A heifer has a calf, her dam did not teach her to lick the calf, nuzzle it toward her udder and stand patiently while it nurses and receives the precious Colostrum. I raise Registered Simmental Breedstock. I frequently ponder the instincts these big bovines employ t...
by Inyati
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taxonomy
Replies: 1
Views: 1872

Linnaean taxonomy is based on a hierarchy of arranging organisms in groups. Each group in decent represents a closer phylogenetic relationship. The system is the work of Carl von Linne, the father of taxonomy. The groups are reflective of the relative phylogenetic relationship as we understand it. I...