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passenger

1. A passer or passer-by; a wayfarer.

2. A traveler by some established conveyance, as a coach, steamboat, railroad train, etc.

(Science: zoology) Passenger falcon, the common wild pigeon of North America (Ectopistes migratorius), so called on account of its extensive migrations.

Origin: OE. & F. Passager. See Passage, and cf. Messenger.


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Re: Zogby Poll on Darwinism

... Should "we" decide the best way to carry out heart by-pass surgery? Should "we" decide the best way to design a new passenger airplane? Or should "we" decide to let the experts handle these things?

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by robsabba
Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:04 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
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Prediction of Guide Strand of miRNAs

... it is published in BMC Bioinformatics see http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2105/10/105 . Though it is developed to discriminate for guide and passenger strand of miRNA but it can be used to design siRNA. I hope this information will be useful for bioinformatics community. With Regards Raghava

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by raghavagps
Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:32 am
 
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A Monkey's Uncle

... of predators innovating or adapting ways to take advantage of previously effective prey survival strategies. Another very good example is the passenger pidgeon itself (although to compare technology/society/language/etc to basic adaptations is a rough analogy indeed). Though the mass-swarm ...

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by AstusAleator
Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:36 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A Monkey's Uncle
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A Monkey's Uncle

... even make up my mind about what to have for lunch. But I am by any definition a conservationist. I’m just not a greenie. I think the loss of the Passenger pigeon was tragic only in that it was a result of human greed and cupidity and ignorance. I abhor the pointless death of any life form such ...

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by JDavidE
Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:00 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A Monkey's Uncle
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A Monkey's Uncle

... the only bird in the tree when a hungry snake is slithering about. [...cidada example] The sky is not falling however. Nor was it falling when the Passenger pigeon got extincted by us (I just made that word up for the fun of it) in the space of a few hundred years. It should have been an ecological ...

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by AstusAleator
Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:01 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A Monkey's Uncle
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