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1. One versed in natural science; a student of natural history, especially. Of the natural history of animals.

2. One who holds or maintains the doctrine of naturalism in religion.

Origin: Cf. F. Naturaliste.

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Re: Experimental evidence for evolution

... diverse. Genetic or geographic isolation appears to be the key, leading to rapid speciation. These fishes have been observed and described by naturalists for at least 100 years, and at least one population has been observed over that time to become isolated and then change sufficiently so ...

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by skeptic
Thu May 20, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Experimental evidence for evolution
Replies: 103
Views: 195486

A myth of biology debunked

... with the support of most scientists of his day http://users.ox.ac.uk/~jrlucas/legend.html The Athenaeum correctly42 reports, 'The most eminent naturalists assembled at Oxford' were on Wilberforce's side. http://users.ox.ac.uk/~jrlucas/legend.html Five weeks earlier Wilberforce had written22 ...

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by gamila
Fri May 15, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A myth of biology debunked
Replies: 25
Views: 28760

A Monkey's Uncle

... classified into their own species. extensive research is being done on bonobo behaviour and social organisation. have you read any research by naturalists? Dianne Fossey on gorrilas and Eugene Marais on baboons. ultruistic behaviour. social organisation. mate slection. plz read. if its bonobo ...

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by narrowstaircase
Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:46 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A Monkey's Uncle
Replies: 26
Views: 62899

A young kid asking about Wildlife Biology.

Tyler, Contact you state department of natural resources. State parks usually have naturalists who conduct nature walks, bird walks and survey various populations of the park. They often hire seasonal (summer) interpreative naturalists. Great job, live in a tent ...

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by Doc44
Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: A young kid asking about Wildlife Biology.
Replies: 9
Views: 6033

Naturalist on HMS Beagle

That might be true, but HMS Beagle wasn't a merchant ship, she was a warship, a Cherokee class brig. I don't think Royal Navy ships carried naturalists on a regular basis, but they did have surgeons, and certainly the Beagle would've had one. Surgeons at the time learned their skills through ...

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by alextemplet
Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Naturalist on HMS Beagle
Replies: 10
Views: 9679
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