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natural history

A former branch of knowledge embracing the study, description, and classification of natural objects (as animals, plants, and minerals) and thus including the modern sciences of zoology, botany, and mineralogy insofar as they existed at that time. In the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries it was much used for the generalised pursuit of certain areas of science. (webster, 3d ed; from dr. James h. Cassedy, nlm history of medicine division)

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Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment

... been wondering about where humans should be living. Where is our actual natural habitat? I know all about Blue Zones and the longevity that humans ... new ways of living and surviving. So a big part of our evolutionary history happened in the African Savanna! So is the African Savanna where ...

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by Anopsology
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment
Replies: 2
Views: 8979

Speciation and Evolution

Suppose some natural disaster occurs and a species of finch is forced to relocate from its original island ... the fossil shown below. How might a scientist use this fossil to learn more about the history of life on Earth? connexus dot com/content/media/917517-4162013-72829-PM-1012149111.jpg ...

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by 1357
Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:01 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Speciation and Evolution
Replies: 6
Views: 7591

Re: Origins of life

... the Bible says He did, or was the crossing by the Israelites simply a natural event? When we look at the many different passages in the Scripture ... passages and the way the words yam suph have been translated throughout history make it clear that the Israelites did indeed cross the Red Sea, a ...

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by defenderoffaith
Thu May 02, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origins of life
Replies: 327
Views: 207372

mutations and dependencies

... an untestable conjecture/hypothesis. Mankind has 6,000 years of written history/empirical investigation of nature (another word for this starts with ... is welcome to take it by religious faith, but it is not science. BTW natural selection and speciation both reduce genetic diversity. Natural selection ...

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by jinx25
Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mutations and dependencies
Replies: 29
Views: 28387

holographic origin of life

... ,organisms, etc) ,you get a sum of just RANDOM chemical reactions. The natural history of these reactions led to the forms we see today.Through our perspective, while we ...

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by minasole
Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: holographic origin of life
Replies: 15
Views: 27261
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