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Flight of ideas

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noun

A thought or communication pattern disorder characterized by verbal skipping from one idea to the next. In effect, the speech is fragmented and the ideas are often associated by chance.


Supplement

This is common in individuals with symptoms of the manic phase of a bipolar depressive disorder.


See also: mania


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Pitfalls of Evolutionary Psychology: Exaptation

... all intelligent beings. I also conclude that experimentation with these ideas with technology is inevitable. We will experiment with nanotechnology, ... of selection for insulation, and only later were they co-opted for flight. In this case, the general form of feathers is an adaptation for insulation ...

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by jeremyo
Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:12 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Pitfalls of Evolutionary Psychology: Exaptation
Replies: 5
Views: 34499

A Monkey's Uncle

the thoughts im expressing in this reply are based on the ideas of Pierre Tielhard de Chardin as well as the teachings of Australian biologist ... not be extinct today. However, it had no predators and no need to take flight and, either through neutral gene theory or some other mechanism of devolvement, ...

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by narrowstaircase
Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:46 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A Monkey's Uncle
Replies: 26
Views: 56857

The Fiber Disease

... intelligence. Evolutionary computation was also motivated by bionics ideas but it took the idea further by simulating evolution in silico and ... wings" that change shape according to the speed and duration of flight have been designed in 2004 by biomimetic scientists from Penn State ...

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by Skytroll
Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:28 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 5411687

Bone remodelling

... and they do not deal with underlying causes. A critique of these ideas has been presented by Currey (4). Additional aspects of bone remodeling ... of bone and excretion of calcium and phosphorus (4.1.10). Long spaceflights under zero gravity also cause loss of bone (4.1.11,4.1.12); hypergravity ...

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by Dr.Stein
Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:09 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Bone remodelling
Replies: 11
Views: 33245


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