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Line

1. The course followed by anything in motion; hence, a road or route; as, the arrow descended in a curved line; the place is remote from lines of travel.

2. (Science: mathematics) That which has length, but not breadth or thickness.

3. (Science: geography) a circle of latitude or of longitude, as represented on a map. The equator; usually called the line, or equinoctial line; as, to cross the line.

4. (Science: genetics) a series or succession of ancestors or descand ants of a given person; a family or race; as, the ascending or descending line; the line of descent; the male line; a line of kings. Of his lineage am i, and his offspring By very line, as of the stock real. (Chaucer)

5. (Science: physics) line of force, any line in a space in which forces are acting, so drawn that at every point of the line its tangent is the direction of the resultant of all the forces. It cuts at right angles every equipotential surface which it meets. Specifically, the outline of a horizontal section of a vessel, as when floating in the water.

Origin: oe. Line, as. Line cable, hawser, prob. From L. Linea a linen thread, string, line, fr. Linum flax, thread, linen, cable; but the english word was influenced by f. Ligne line, from the same L. Word linea.


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Gannet, your concept doesn't agree with the facts. One can frighten the young of certain bird species by moving above them along a straight line an object shaped like a bird with outstretched wings. Other shapes won't elicit that reaction. You're almost like Aristotle rejecting Plato's notion ...

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by Gannet
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:40 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
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Are predators always smarter than their prey?

Gannet, your concept doesn't agree with the facts. One can frighten the young of certain bird species by moving above them along a straight line an object shaped like a bird with outstretched wings. Other shapes won't elicit that reaction. You're almost like Aristotle rejecting Plato's notion ...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:30 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
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cladograms

Ok, I apologize if I confused the enquirer. I always thought that if I have a line straight through (without bends) that means that it is still the same species as it was when it split. But apparently I got that wrong.

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by Tricho
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:01 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: cladograms
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Re: Irrefutable Facts Against Evolution

... THOUSANDS of Modern Bible Codes, AND on top of that Multiple places of Mathematics present? 2. Jesus had to be born through a particular family line as it was prophecied in the Old Testiment. Jesus would have NO CONTROL over that. They have calculated the odds of that actually happening - 10 ...

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by Meranda
Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:43 pm
 
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Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... mind is seemingly hermetically sealed. A bigot, by definition, is someone with a closed mind. I repeat-open mind. We all descended from the same line, then changed over the Eons, into different "races" because of geographic isolation. Yeah. So what? Btw, it's obvious your "doctorate" ...

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by Seth90210
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:35 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
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