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Moving

moving

1. Changing place or posture; causing motion or action; as, a moving car, or power.

2. Exciting movement of the mind; adapted to move the sympathies, passions, or affections; touching; pathetic; as, a moving appeal. I sang an old moving story.

(Science: mechanics) (Coleridge) Moving force, a force that accelerates, retards, or deflects the motion of a body.

(Science: botany) Moving plant, a leguminous plant (Desmodium gyrans); so called because its leaflets have a distinct automatic motion.


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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 ...

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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 ...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:30 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
Replies: 12
Views: 8209

Diffusion and concentration gradient

Think about a crowd, with women and men, randomly moving across a sidewalk from one side of a park to the other. If the movement is random, men will gradually diffuse along their gradient, women along theirs, and even though they are all "people," ...

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by Darby
Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:14 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diffusion and concentration gradient
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Views: 4723

Menopause

This is a long way from being settled. The first suggestive test involved moving bone marrow stem cells to ovaries and getting follicle and oocyte cells - instead of deciding that stem cells could generate new tissue to match their environment, the researchers ...

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by Darby
Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:59 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Menopause
Replies: 5
Views: 3653

The Selfish Gene

... wouldn't have been something we would normally term "alive" (which is just a label we put on things), but they would still have evolved, moving toward bubble-enclosed complexes...

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by Darby
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:54 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Selfish Gene
Replies: 2
Views: 1842
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