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Gesture

Gesture

1. Any movement expressive of an idea, opinion, or emotion.

2. An act.

Origin: L. Gestus, movement, gesture

suicide gesture, an apparent attempt at suicide by someone wishing to attract attention, gain sympathy, or achieve some goal other than self-destruction.


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Phosphate bioavailability in soil

... nettles and why do you think that would prefer an acidified soil? I think this discussion is typical of the uninformed trying to make a green gesture. So many uninformed assumptions.

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by JorgeLobo
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:28 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Phosphate bioavailability in soil
Replies: 9
Views: 5369

Why are flowers "beautiful"?

I've always assumed that there's a Freudian-style/covert reason why men give women flowers as a romantic gesture - because flowers are reproductive organs... Sounds somewhat gross when you put it like that (!), but it's really the otehr way round - human reproductive organs ...

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by Julie5
Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:56 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why are flowers "beautiful"?
Replies: 112
Views: 57715

The Fiber Disease

... me on a few occasions. but the problem with tactics like these is it's all bluster with no constructive value. in other words frank, its an empty gesture. i know when it was done to me it taught me to distrust the both the man and the motive. just because you have the power to pull such a stunt ...

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by Frank N Stein
Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:06 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 5560128

The Fiber Disease

... me on a few occasions. but the problem with tactics like these is it's all bluster with no constructive value. in other words frank, its an empty gesture. i know when it was done to me it taught me to distrust the both the man and the motive. just because you have the power to pull such a stunt ...

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by ppy1818
Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:02 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 5560128

Re: Some examples relating to my original idea

... Take the case of stray dogs. I have not really done this experiment. I'm only predicting outcomes here. If you raise your hand to mimic the gesture of throwing a stone, notice what happens - the dogs takes caution. It runs. Now let me raise your curiosity further: suppose this dog for some ...

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by darwinist
Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:53 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origins of life
Replies: 327
Views: 183520
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