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Pyramid

pyramid

1. A solid body standing on a triangular, square, or polygonal base, and terminating in a point at the top; especially, a structure or edifice of this shape.

2. (Science: geometry) A solid figure contained by a plane rectilineal figure as base and several triangles which have a common vertex and whose bases are sides of the base.

3. The game of pool in which the balls are placed in the form of a triangle at spot.

(Science: geometry) altitude of a pyramid a pyramid whose axis is perpendicular to the base.

Origin: L. Pyramis, -idis, fr. Gr, of Egyptian origin: cf. F. Pyramide.


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... requires more energy and nutrients, so there has always been room for tiny, energy-efficient and simple forms of life. The food chain looks like a pyramid largely because of the same reasons (the few apex predators forming the top). ...but if evolution sees complex life as an advantage surely it ...

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by biohazard
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:21 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is evolution as simple as we think?
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Are evolution and creationism mutually exclusive???

... creation myth and is necessary to avoid (or try to) Genesis in the bible and the implications of creation/fall of man. Very interesting about the pyramids. I would say they were (presumably) built AFTER Noahs flood (because they are still here obv). The capstone is missing on the great pyramid. ...

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by jinx25
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:33 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Are evolution and creationism mutually exclusive???
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Re: I hate to do this.

... teacher to explain what he/she is thinking about in this question, or you could include an explaination like the one above in your answer. 11. A pyramid of numbers is a model that shows the _____ at each trophic level within an ecosystem. amount of energy that is available for consumption amount ...

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by Larsa
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:07 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hate to do this.
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I hate to do this.

... the producer level above the quaternary consumer level below the primary producer level at every trophic level I picked the second one 11. A pyramid of numbers is a model that shows the _____ at each trophic level within an ecosystem. amount of energy that is available for consumption amount ...

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by biologyconfusesme
Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:39 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hate to do this.
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Blind faith

... OP are falling for the attarction of evolutionary psychology that have so weel be described by P.Z. Myers of pharyngula 's fame as is a teetering pyramid of stacked 'couldas' and guesses that it woulda had an influence on evolution. In that case I pointed earlier, the definition of what exactly ...

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by canalon
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:27 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Blind faith
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