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One who, or that which, relates to, or is considered in its relation to, something else; a relative object or term; one of two object or term; one of two objects directly connected by any relation. Specifically:

A person connected by blood or affinity; strictly, one allied by blood; a relation; a kinsman or kinswoman. Confining our care . . . To ourselves and relatives. .

A relative prnoun; a word which relates to, or represents, another word or phrase, called its antecedent; as, the relatives who, which, that.

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Does other animals have faster nerve speeds?

... to the fact that the squid lacks effective myelination and so the signal leaks all the way along! The second part of your questions isn't really relative to nerve speeds. Things like "hearing" and "seeing" are the brain interpreting messages. Totally different nerve impulses ...

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by Babybel56
Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does other animals have faster nerve speeds?
Replies: 1
Views: 1277

Re: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?

... his numerical age of 26. Also, the fact that you only look a few years off your actual age cannot be used to claim delayed aging. Intelligence is relative. There have always been those above and beyond the scope of others, but we can only attribute it to evolution if the trait is selected for ...

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by badgertoes
Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?
Replies: 23
Views: 30218

Effects of variation in Flicker Fusion Thresholds (vision)

P r i m e r Time is relative to the observer, and apparently even differs from place to place in the universe. Part of this relativity is apparently a matter of perception as anyone who has experienced different states of consciousness ...

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by NMLevesque
Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Effects of variation in Flicker Fusion Thresholds (vision)
Replies: 0
Views: 1331

stroke risk

The two tables below give the relative-risk of developing a stroke, in relation to blood pressure and body mass index. The data are based on a population of men from the USA. The values in the first table are given in comparison with the ...

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by zak
Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: stroke risk
Replies: 5
Views: 2357

Do chromosomses ever get competitive?

... the Y-mutation reduces the individual's fitness by making his sperm generally less effective, it could make up for this by increasing its own odds relative to the X-chromosome. If the Y-mutation makes my genes have a 10% reduced chance of being passed on, but it gives my Y-chromosome a 75% and ...

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by wildfunguy
Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do chromosomses ever get competitive?
Replies: 9
Views: 6603
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