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(Science: ecology) The number and variety of species present in an area and their spatial distribution.

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Neo-Orthogenesis and Neo-Darwinian evolution

... accept Darwinian natural selection as an established scientific fact and a logical and beautiful explanation of the majestic evolution and diversity of life. Although not a biologist, I have read much on evolution, including Dawkins' excellent book 'The Greatest Show on Earth' and have ...

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by valetudo
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Neo-Orthogenesis and Neo-Darwinian evolution
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Re: Are predators always smarter than their prey?

... determines the knowledge they learned. Found some more info about this subject at http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/the-diversity-of-behavior-15129167 Animal behavior is also influenced by physiological mechanisms. Chemicals known as corticosteroids often become elevated ...

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by Gannet
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
Replies: 12
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Does the thylacine still live?

... in Tasmania on the west coast, thing is they will be very small isolated populations. Must also bear in mind if the numbers are that low genetic diversity becomes an issue and any offspring may be more susceptible to disease. So ...... I would have to say sadly, no I am afraid the thylacine is ...

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by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Does the thylacine still live?
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: Apology to DNLee

... and credibility in the workforce, and the scientific community is not beyond its own gender barriers. There is a notable lack of gender diversity in the field of science, and men have always dominated it. To be an accredited woman AND Black in the scientific community is doubly as rare, ...

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by BTWay
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apology to DNLee
Replies: 11
Views: 57790

holographic origin of life

... the implications of all these and how can we test if this is a real scenario? a) This means that during unhostile eons for earth (with growing biodiversity) the sun will boost complexity in terms of number of chemical reactions on earth. The latter must be constantly increasing according to a ...

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by minasole
Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: holographic origin of life
Replies: 10
Views: 10940
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