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Isle

Isle

1. An island.

2. (Science: entomology) a spot within another of a different colour, as upon the wings of some insects.

Origin: OF. Isle, f. Ile, L. Insula; cf. Lith. Sala. Cf. Insulate.


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... melanism in the peppered moth was seeded by a single recent mutation that spread to most parts of mainland Britain and also colonized the Isle of Man I did some googling and found this: http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=964 The second comment at the bottom ...

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by Gavin
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:13 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionists Show of Shutting Down the Debate
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Re: Re:

... melanism in the peppered moth was seeded by a single recent mutation that spread to most parts of mainland Britain and also colonized the Isle of Man So yes, I was interpreting a bit the data by saying that it is consistent with the polymorphism observed, because even if it so, longer ...

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by canalon
Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:38 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionists Show of Shutting Down the Debate
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U.N. Report on Climate Change

... there was, although I forget the year. It virtually destroyed the entire New Orleans aristocracy, who at the time were all vacationing on Grande Isle, right in the hurricane's path.

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by alextemplet
Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:03 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: U.N. Report on Climate Change
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What your favorite endangered species.

... to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. A thriving wolf population lives in northern Minnesota and there is an isolated population on Isle Royale National Park, Michigan. Worldwide, gray wolves are coming back due to research and public education efforts. Gray wolves now live in Rome ...

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by harrypotter101
Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:11 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What your favorite endangered species.
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ARE WE CROWDING THE EARTH?

... and Kotoreru wrote: “I read somewhere that, if stood shoulder to shoulder, the entire human race could fit neatly onto a land area the size of the Isle of Mann.” I think I still have a T-shirt from that rock concert.

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by JDavidE
Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:21 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: ARE WE CROWDING THE EARTH?
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