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1. The act of exterminating; total destruction; eradication; excision; as, the extermination of inhabitants or tribes, of error or vice, or of weeds from a field.

2. (Science: mathematics) elimination.

Origin: cf. F. Extermination.

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antibiotic research

... of some quick-evolving organism? Meaning, for a drug-resistant microbe, find a competitor species and a way to drive that species nearly to extermination vs the target microbe, but keep it barely viable; and see if the competitor species comes up with any clever ways to combat the virulent ...

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by kozz
Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:51 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: antibiotic research
Replies: 9
Views: 4726

Darwin and Racism

... appear completely alien and possibly repulsive to our descent. However by the standard of his time, Darwin was quite liberal, he did not advocate extermination or alienation of the other races, he just saw them as different and less advanced. And AFAIK he was not an advocate of the extermination. ...

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by canalon
Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:13 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Darwin and Racism
Replies: 27
Views: 46468

What your favorite endangered species.

... 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 waged by European immigrants, in the space of fifty years. Are we such apostles of mercy as to complain if the Martians warred in the ...

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by MichaelXY
Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:30 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What your favorite endangered species.
Replies: 52
Views: 123770

God vs Evolution

... everyone that he was an evil, hateful, dictator? If this was true, why were Catholics were the second-largest group (after the Jews) targeted for extermination in the death camps? Because the Catholic Church was so very opposed to everything Hitler was doing! The Catholic Church opposed Hitler ...

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by alextemplet
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:08 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: God vs Evolution
Replies: 274
Views: 257633

Talk about INSECTZ or get outta here:)

it is good to watch people taking interest in INSECTS the most successful creatures,survived from the age of dinosour and will survive after the extermination of human race.

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by rahulkhot
Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Talk about INSECTZ or get outta here:)
Replies: 275
Views: 144621
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