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Origin: sp. Bobe dunce, idiot; cf. L. Balbus stammering, E. Barbarous.

1. A dunce; a stupid fellow.

2. (Science: zoology) a swimming bird (sula fibre or s. Sula) related to the common gannet, and found in the west indies, nesting on the bare rocks. It is so called on account of its apparent stupidity. The name is also sometimes applied to other species of gannets; as, s. Piscator, the red-footed booby. A species of penguin of the antarctic seas. Booby hatch, a kind of wooden hood over a hatch, readily removable. Booby hut, a carriage body put upon sleigh runners. Booby hutch, a clumsy covered carriage or seat, used in the eastern part of England. Booby trap, a schoolboy's practical joke, as a shower bath when a door is opened.

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Re: Natural selection is proven wrong

... genes then NS cant generate new species as colin leslie dean says Not irrefutable. Let me see if I can articulate my thinking. The straight beaked booby has an offspring. This offspring has a mutation that causes it to have a curved beak. For some reason the curved beak booby survives and procreates, ...

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