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Parallels

parallel

1. Pertaining to straight lines or planes that do not intersect.

2. (Science: physics) Pertaining to electric circuit components connected in parallel so that the current flow divides, each branch passing through one component and rejoins, applied by extension to any similar parallel circuit, for example the systemic circulation to the various organs.


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Help with biological metaphor?

Hi bebe13. I am all for looking for parallels in ecology and economy, and there is one, well trillions, for your example. Is it that one type of accounting is outlooking and the other is simply internal number crunching? If I have this right ...

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by animartco
Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:15 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with biological metaphor?
Replies: 10
Views: 4712

Re: Peacock

... capacity the ability to make complex value judgements about the future fitness of a potential mate? There are though some clear and interesting parallels in human populations, where a measure of 'attractiveness' is not always based purely on phenotypic expression (the most handsome males don't ...

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by animartco
Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:49 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Peacock
Replies: 3
Views: 2088

Peacock

... capacity the ability to make complex value judgements about the future fitness of a potential mate? There are though some clear and interesting parallels in human populations, where a measure of 'attractiveness' is not always based purely on phenotypic expression (the most handsome males don't ...

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by jebus197
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Peacock
Replies: 3
Views: 2088

Is milk isolated serum caused by the fetus?

In this line of thought, can you adjust the duration of pregnancies by extracting/adding serums from maternal blood? Is it possible to make parallels between vaccines and pregnancy? There is also the time for acting out is determined.

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by enarees
Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:49 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Is milk isolated serum caused by the fetus?
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Views: 885

Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?

... computer programming. - I am much taller than the average human. I am 6'4" which is a full foot taller than the mean of 5'4". I can draw parallels between less intelligent, (and now extinct) stocky Neanderthals and the taller, more intelligent (and very successful) Homo Sapiens. - My ...

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by IamAnAlien
Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:54 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?
Replies: 23
Views: 30289
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