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orbit

1. (Science: astronomy) The path described by a heavenly body in its periodical revolution around another body; as, the orbit of jupiter, of the earth, of the moon.

2. An orb or ball. Roll the lucid orbit of an eye. (young)

3. (Science: anatomy) The cavity or socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated.

4. (Science: zoology) The skin which surrounds the eye of a bird.

Origin: L. Orbita a track or rut made by a wheel, course, circuit, fr. Orbis a circle: cf. F. Orbite. See Orb.


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4)This man who narrates this video is simply making things technical. Of course earths orbit is not a circle, but an ellipse. However, this still does not refute the fact that we are in just the right place for liquid water to exist. You realize, that the circle is ...

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by JackBean
Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:47 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Irrefutable Facts Against Evolution
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Irrefutable Facts Against Evolution

... exist. 3)Again with the water. He should have looked it up. 4)This man who narrates this video is simply making things technical. Of course earths orbit is not a circle, but an ellipse. However, this still does not refute the fact that we are in just the right place for liquid water to exist. 5)The ...

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by Tomn
Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:45 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Irrefutable Facts Against Evolution
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5 best proofs of evolution

... But even if the Jenkins/Fischer effect and the results presented by Dr Sturrock were wrong (and I now tend to think they are, the atomic clocks in orbit do not present any variations of decay rate, while being exposed to the same neutrino flux), at least I learned a few things from that.

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by canalon
Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:38 am
 
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Topic: 5 best proofs of evolution
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Re: Reason for adapting the clutch size to the food available

... ecosystems at least are so stable that they give the impression of being in a steady state, depending on the timescale that we are observing. Like orbits for example, the moon is escaping the earth but it's doing it so slowly that in our everyday lives, its as if its orbit is completely stable.

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by Smig
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:18 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Reason for adapting the clutch size to the food available
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[SCIENCE] Two Eggs - One Bird

... news, we can understand the origin of the universe by discovering water in the universe. Water cannot be a reason. Then you may ask if distance or orbit from sun is one of them. ABSOULTELY NOT. The presence of ozonosphere is another evidence. Technology nowadays is mature enough for us to find ...

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by kk23wong
Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:00 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [SCIENCE] Two Eggs - One Bird
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