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Impact

1. Contact or impression by touch; collision; forcible contact; force communicated. The quarrel, by that impact driven. (Southey)

2. (Science: mechanics) The single instantaneous stroke of a body in motion against another either in motion or at rest.


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Microevolution verus Macroevolution

... in a single event, namely an extinction event in a ring species. If a selection of sub-species in the middle of the ring go extinct, by a bolide impact, for example, and the remaining subspecies are no longer reproductively compatible, then we have an extinction event that is also a speciation ...

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by hackenslash
Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:57 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Microevolution verus Macroevolution
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Would an asteroid simply just pass through Jupiter

... and it burned up after about 150 miles - that's not too far given the size of the planet! An additional thing to consider is the speed of impact. An asteroid would likely be travelling at a significant pace, and so would hit like somebody belly-flopping into a swimming pool. Jupiter's ...

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by Babybel56
Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:38 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would an asteroid simply just pass through Jupiter
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Would an asteroid simply just pass through Jupiter

... like an asteroid is that the speeds it is likely travelling at will mean it will strike like somebody belly-flopping into a swimming pool! The impact will still be significant even if it does penetrate quite far. Jupiter's gravitational pull will also mean that objects that strike it are unlikely ...

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by Babybel56
Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:35 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would an asteroid simply just pass through Jupiter
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Re: What is the most promising field of study right now

Regarding pharmacy, you might be more interested in pharmacology or medicinal chemistry. Molecular biology will also impact future medicinal chemistry. I suggest focusing toward chemistry, biochem and molecular biology - it sounds like you have a taste for that. Biological chemistry ...

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by jonmoulton
Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:12 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the most promising field of study right now
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... blacks are colored by your prejudices. And let's not forget 400 years of slavery and oppression. Surely even you can see how that might negatively impact the adaptation of black people to certain of the norms of the majority culture (which you are incorrectly perceiving as lack of native intelligence). ...

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by Seth90210
Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:14 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
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