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Mauritius

mauritius

One of the indian ocean islands, east of madagascar. Its capital is port louis. It was discovered by the portugese in 1505, occupied by the dutch 1598-1710, held by the french 1715-1810 when the british captured it, formally ceded to the british in 1814, and became independent in 1968. It was named by the dutch in honor of maurice of nassau, prince of orange (1567-1625).


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... do better, it is simply a consequence. And evolution can take us to a dangerous place of complacency. If the dodo could fly when humans arrived in Mauritius, then it might not be extinct today. However, it had no predators and no need to take flight and, either through neutral gene theory or some ...

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A Monkey's Uncle

... do better, it is simply a consequence. And evolution can take us to a dangerous place of complacency. If the dodo could fly when humans arrived in Mauritius, then it might not be extinct today. However, it had no predators and no need to take flight and, either through neutral gene theory or some ...

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by JDavidE
Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:39 pm
 
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