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Environmental Science

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noun

The branch of science that deals with the physical, chemical and biological components of the environment and their effects on organisms.


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Environmental science is often used as a synonym for ecology. In strict sense ecology can be treated as a subfield of the more extensive environmental science.


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Re: Is complexity inevitable?

... eukaryotes, I don't know. I don't know the extent to which environmental influences act on nonhuman organisms. Some of this wider potentiality ... intelligence is clearly worth the cost. A human can focus on learning science rather than on doing all the science themself, which is far more ...

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by wildfunguy
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:12 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
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Views: 4647

Re: Re:

... all other times is exactly and globally entailed by the given state in conjunction with the laws of nature. That an agent bases their behaviour on environmental stimuli is tangential to this. Perhaps we can use Occam's razor here: the solution where least questions has to be asked tends to be the ...

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by ughaibu
Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:14 am
 
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Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
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Re: In urgent need of some help and clarification

... and generally applicable whether you go into medicine, biotech or environmental science. Biomedicine would likely be useful if you are moving toward a medical career. Without ...

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by jonmoulton
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:25 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In urgent need of some help and clarification
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Re: Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?

... for the most ridiculous research and to top it of it was mostly pseudoscience anyway, but it did not stop the money pouring in. Anyway, the whole ... is extremely interesting as there is definitely some link whether it be environmental or genetic, I am hanging my money on the pheromones theory ...

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by vk4vfx
Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:42 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?
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Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?

... You have to "falsify" the genetic theory before accepting the environmental theory. Well, its not that cut and dried, but you have to show ... how long would their funding last after publishing this article? Good science ain't easy, especially if you have an axe to grind or want to be ...

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by Rap
Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:44 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?
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