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Famine

Famine

general scarcity of food; dearth; a want of provisions; destitution. Worn with famine. There was a famine in the land. (gen. Xxvi.

(Science: medicine) 1) famine fever, typhus fever.

Origin: f. Famine, fr. L. Fames hunger; cf. Gr. Want, need, Skr. Hani loss, lack, ha to leave.


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... effect, according to the 6th edition Campbell Reece biology textbook. - "disasters such as... droughts" (or rather the resulting famine caused by a drought or similar occurrence such as overconsumption of a food source) "may reduce the size of a population drastically"- ...

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by cyanodave
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:34 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Herbivores without predators
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Re: Irrefutable Facts Against Evolution

... recent times is about 2% per year. Practicable application of growth rate throughout human history would be about half that number. Wars, disease, famine, etc. have wiped out approximately one third of the population on average every 82 years. Starting with eight people, and applying these growth ...

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by Tomn
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:56 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Irrefutable Facts Against Evolution
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Re: Blind faith

... 50 I can assure you that our inborn and yes genetically based preferences are anything but simple to change. Our ancestors who faced periodic famine and early death evolved to prefer certain foods over others. Bacon tastes better than Kale for the vast majority of people. I have no faith in ...

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by Zenithar66
Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:43 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Blind faith
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Views: 23675

Re: Blind faith

... 50 I can assure you that our inborn and yes genetically based preferences are anything but simple to change. Our ancestors who faced periodic famine and early death evolved to prefer certain foods over others. Bacon tastes better than Kale for the vast majority of people. I have no faith in ...

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by BDDVM
Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:28 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Blind faith
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Views: 23675

silly question about community ecology?

... capaciy as the earth does not have infinite amount of resources. At that point the old horsemen of the apocalypse will be let loose - war and famine and disease etc, and our population will be shrunk for us. Sadly, populations seldom act in their own interest......ie, take the sane decision ...

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by Julie5
Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:44 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: silly question about community ecology?
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