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Cope

1. The upper half of a flask in the casting art; hence applicable to the upper or cavity side of a denture flask.

2. An act that enables one to adjust to the environmental circumstances.


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Cellular Reincarnation

... It took me a long time to accept my fate in Fibrocity. Finally, I adopted a zen-like state that may be best described as total apathy to cope with my situation, unresponsive to my immediate surroundings. I have no idea for how long I had been in this impassive condition, but I know that ...

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by ewartkuijk
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:25 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cellular Reincarnation
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Is complexity inevitable?

... barriers have anything to do with it. I think I heard somewhere that homo sapiens may have come from a very small group of humanoids who had to cope with a sudden change in climate, which essentially turned their environment into desert, very fast. Given the very little time they had to adapt, ...

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by cakrit
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:50 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
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Views: 9349

Re: Is complexity inevitable?

... When I generalize, I use the word 'system' and my argument is indeed that in general, complex systems have greater potentiality, which helps them cope with change better, rendering them more robust in the long run. Of course the environment may permit or even force complexity reduction under certain ...

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by cakrit
Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:46 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
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Views: 9349

Diagnosis: black/brown spots on koi scales; picture included

Oh, wow that is interesting! And pretty creepy. I already gave the fish to my friend, who gave it to her neighbor because it didn't cope well with my friend's fish and would be better off in the neighbor's koi pond. So I can't check the fish and confirm that it's argulus. It was more like ...

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by animus
Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:53 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Diagnosis: black/brown spots on koi scales; picture included
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Views: 2171

Evolution and environment question--breathing, etc

... over a relatively short amount of time. They also have genetic engineering capabilities, and purposefully alter their physiological makeup to cope with the environment. If we lived a thousand years on a planet with these small changes--and any other possible causes that you could imagine would ...

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by scifiwriter
Mon May 28, 2012 9:07 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution and environment question--breathing, etc
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