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1. Fitted to excite ridicule; absurd and laughable; unworthy of serious consideration; as, a ridiculous dress or behavior. Agricola, discerning that those little targets and unwieldy glaives ill pointed would soon become ridiculous against the thrust and close, commanded three Batavian cohorts . . . To draw up and come to handy strokes. (milton)

2. Involving or expressing ridicule. [It] provokes me to ridiculous smiling. (Shak)

Synonym: Ludicrous, laughable, risible, droll, comical, absurd, preposterous. See Ludicrous.

- Ridiculously, Ridiculousness.

Origin: L. Ridiculosus, ridiculus, fr. Ridere to laigh. Cf. Risible.

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Re: Apology to DNLee

The offense was ridiculous. The apology was welcome. Now, how about Biology Online and other publishers stop taking for free what they turn around and sell? That this clown of an editor thought he could treat anyone this way is incredible. ...

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by jimedits
Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apology to DNLee
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Re: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... nonsense and I sincerely hope that the responsible party is not only required to apologize publically, but should be immediately fired. It's ridiculous to have called a woman a whore because she was unwilling to work for free and I am deeply disgusted that such a thing is tolerated by this ...

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by befisher
Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
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Food Web

Maybe the answer is that one because the organism II is the only one among those options that doesn't consume something, what would be ridiculous for a decompositor ?

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by LeandroLuis
Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Food Web
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Re: Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?

... and very well explained/ written, yes correct it does not take much to apply for a research grant and be accepted. I have seen some absolutely ridiculous amounts paid out for the most ridiculous research and to top it of it was mostly pseudoscience anyway, but it did not stop the money pouring ...

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by vk4vfx
Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?
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Views: 5955

Re: Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense

... same genes were not harmful or unfavorable to reproduction thus the notion of NS and harmful or unfavorable traits/genes ends in absurdity or is ridiculous

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by jumma
Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense
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Views: 22490
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