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(1) To draw (a body or an object) towards, by means of a force

(2) To cause to draw towards

(3) To exert force on a body or an object to draw towards


Word origin: Middle English attracten, from Latin attrahere (pull)



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Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)

... soil at that level if their are enough of them. Also read that Nematodes and Protozoa eat bacteria, so if you have enough good bacteria, you will attract other good things. Or if you buy Nematodes it could keep them alive when you have no pests left. In the near future I will be starting a compost ...

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by Sophiahotep
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)
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Re:When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... own knowledge. Not respecting their achievements by declaring them as a whore because they have asked about a possible payment is not the way to attract potential bloggers. The whole situation seems to be like being cold called by a phone company, asking what terms there are for the deal/phone ...

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by SJH
Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
Replies: 79
Views: 95066

Re: Evolutionary mechanisms

... today. What?????? Sexual selection (one sex selecting the other based on traits) is one of the most powerful forces in evolution - if you can't attract a mate, you don't pass on your genes. And there are mountains of examples for it and observations of it. There are entire books on the subject ...

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by thoffnagle
Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary mechanisms
Replies: 13
Views: 8705

Evolution of fireflies

... to be active at night, since there are fewer predators, so an individual that could show his bright abdomen at night (or dusk) would be able to attract mates for a longer period and may have avoided daylight predators. Then, as with many of these kinds of traits, an arms race developed - the ...

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by thoffnagle
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of fireflies
Replies: 4
Views: 3391

Re: Evolution of fireflies

It could have come about by the stranger effect. This is seen in fruitflies and basically is the odd fly (due to a mutation) is the most attractive to the other sex. Any behavior that increased fitness would be selected for, regardless of much else. Also think about bright red male cardinals ...

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by shawnv
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of fireflies
Replies: 4
Views: 3391
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