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Analogy

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(evolutionary biology) Structural or behavioural similarity in terms of functions between unrelated species or organisms but do not share a common ancestral or developmental origin


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Word origin: from Greek analogia (ratio, correspondence)

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Re: Diffusion and concentration gradient

1) the answer of Arlen1991 is completely irrelevant to your question! 2) Darby's analogy is perfect 3) it's simply about entropy . The molecules move randomly in any direction without any knowledge of presence of other molecules (alike or different). So just by ...

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by JackBean
Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:49 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diffusion and concentration gradient
Replies: 7
Views: 5657

Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... issue. Genetic recombination does not justify the existence of genders, it can work without them. To demonstrate the concept, let me use an analogy: Let's say we have a book and then 10000 monks copy it, one after another. The end result will certainly lack a considerable amount of information ...

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by Hunor
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
Replies: 6
Views: 8019

Re: Explain why Genetic Code is called "Rosetta Stone" of life?

... answer was correct but not the answer to that question. You really just described the process and did not relate it to Rosetta Stone. I think this analogy is dumb anyway. Sorry you missed the question.

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by Tbuie
Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:30 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Explain why Genetic Code is called "Rosetta Stone" of life?
Replies: 11
Views: 8979

Re:

... anaphase I. If crossing over was exactly the same in every cell in meiosis I and there was no independent segregation, then we could draw a simple analogy between segregation of homologous chromosomes in anaphase I and separation of recombinant and non-recombinant chromatid in anaphase II. Being ...

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by leeroykincaid
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:40 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: independent assortment
Replies: 2
Views: 4397

Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?

I didn't want to use it as argument for free will. It was just analogy, because I hope you agree that we are aware of ourselves while most animals are not. So, there must be some line, we just not able to draw it. Similarly for the free will, only because ...

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by JackBean
Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:43 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
Replies: 27
Views: 28873
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