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Incentive

in experimental psychology, an object or goal of motivated behaviour.

Origin: LL. Incentivus, provocative


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Hypothetical experiment

That experiment describes conditions reminiscent of what I propose here to be for a “control” sample. Meaning there is no pressure and no incentive for development of new traits. This leads to differentiation just as they observed. I am more interested in trying to simulate natural mode of ...

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by Cat
Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:25 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Hypothetical experiment
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Re: Camouflage in nature

... wise) to evolve at the beginning (before the completion of the camouflage) because the seeing conditions for the birds were poor (then what’s the incentive to evolve a complex camouflage if the current system works anyway?) But it doesn’t matter... Pardon me for disagreeing, but I don’t think ...

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by Nick7
Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:36 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Camouflage in nature
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Views: 13018

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... needed a natural explanation to life’s origin it is they.Just think of all the funding they would receive if they could. There is every incentive for them to prove that they have conquered the problem of Abiogenesis, and if they were able to then I will let you speculate on the news ...

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by scottie
Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:09 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... the mitochondria ... Then plastids selected such that proliferated in the membrane pockets, but chloroplasts evolved into active only at a special incentive-team. And - "Cambrian explosion"? Also a consequence of some of the early Cambrian paleo-civilization! Twists in the caste society ...

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by LeoPol
Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:54 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 562
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WHy Humans are hairless?

... if no one works to clothe or shelter you than your race would die off. This works in politics as well, if you give poor people a government incentive for not working,(catch my drift, unemployment benefits) then lots of people decide that they will let someone else work for them, and just ...

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by Jonl1408
Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:17 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WHy Humans are hairless?
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