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Dodo

Dodo

Origin: Said to be fr. Pg. Doudo silly, foolish (cf. Booby); this is fr. Prov. E. Dold, the same word as E. Dolt.

(Science: zoology) a large, extinct bird (Didus ineptus), formerly inhabiting the island of mauritius. It had short, half-fledged wings, like those of the ostrich, and a short neck and legs; called also dronte. It was related to the pigeons.


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What your favorite endangered species.

... we must remember what ruthless and utter destruction our own species has wrought, not only upon animals, such as the vanished Bison and the Dodo, but upon its own inferior races. The Tasmanians, in spite of their human likeness, were entirely swept out of existence in a war of extermination ...

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... places any pressure on an organism to do better, it is simply a consequence. And evolution can take us to a dangerous place of complacency. If the dodo could fly when humans arrived in Mauritius, then it might not be extinct today. However, it had no predators and no need to take flight and, either ...

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The whole concept of the concepot has rather gone the way of the dodo I'm afraid

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