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Scala

scala

Origin: L, a ladder.

1. (Science: surgery) A machine formerly employed for reducing dislocations of the humerus.

2. (Science: anatomy) A term applied to any one of the three canals of the cochlea.


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I don't agree with mistery stating that organisms up the chain are superior. I thought we got rid of the scala natura? Yes, there are more complex organisms than others, but to state an organism is superior is implying they are more important. You may say that bacteria are ...

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by canalon
Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:29 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: THEORY OF EVOLUTION
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THEORY OF EVOLUTION

I don't agree with mistery stating that organisms up the chain are superior. I thought we got rid of the scala natura? Yes, there are more complex organisms than others, but to state an organism is superior is implying they are more important. You may say that bacteria are ...

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by Darwin420
Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:06 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: THEORY OF EVOLUTION
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Scala Naturae

I think Linnaeus started the scala naturae and Lamarck kind of expanded on it with a lot of invertebrate classification stuff. He had something to do with the beginnings of cell theory too, but he gets busted on a lot for stating that aquired ...

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by DJ
Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:09 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Scala Naturae
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Scala Naturae

Can someone please help me out with Lamark's and other prior evolutionist's theory of Scala naturae, and perhaps the diffrences between Lamark's and Darwin's views on timespan's of organism's evolving in respect to higer vs. lower species.

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by Rondo
Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:44 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Scala Naturae
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