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1. A state of extreme prostration and depression, with failure of circulation.

2. Abnormal falling in of the walls of any part of organ.

Origin: L. Collapsus

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... reasoning and I couldn't disagree more. The classic example is that of 'catastrophic failure', i.e. that a single part going bad might lead to the collapse of the entire system. IMHO, the systems provided as examples are in fact incredibly simple and that's why they run the risk of failure. Nature ...

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by cakrit
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 10690

Re: Genetic Instability

... species comes from a limited number of individuals, meaning serious inbreeding, genetic defects, susceptibility to disease, and overall species collapse. Thus the detrimental affects of the 'yo-yo' action are obvious- the smaller the population, the more prone to disease.

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by cyanodave
Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Herbivores without predators
Replies: 19
Views: 16111

The Keyhole Paradox: Challenging universal common descent.

... well, until you feel 150 1-millimeter-long "fingernails" pricking and digging into your vaginal walls, causing you to scream for help, collapse backwards, and scream obscenities as you try to understand what just happened and reel in fear of what damage might have been caused. My argument ...

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by irtree
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Keyhole Paradox: Challenging universal common descent.
Replies: 5
Views: 4997


... these dimensions. If I was building something, I would need some type of skeletal structure that would reinforce my structure so it would not collapse within itself. I believe theses strands collide all the time, by the decisions we make. But, thats on a spiritual level, which I feel that ...

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by skikr88
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?
Replies: 23
Views: 32108


... This means that mount everest was covered with water. now with a high rise in water comes the push on earth's atmosphere which almost caused it to collapse. i forget how exactly it changed the atmosphere, but a near collapse is enough to show you. this changed the air pressure that was on the earth. ...

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by Tomn
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Evolution
Replies: 63
Views: 28376
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