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Shallow

shallow

1. A place in a body of water where the water is not deep; a shoal; a flat; a shelf. A swift stream is not heard in the channel, but upon shallows of gravel. (bacon) Dashed on the shallows of the moving sand. (Dryden)

2. (Science: zoology) The rudd.


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Is voluntary death from breath-holding possible?

Lets assume the scenario of what is known as a SWB, or Shallow Water Blackout , however taking place on land. The person hyperventilates , so as to reduce the CO2 level in the blood. This results in a delay of the impulse the breathe, and so a person ...

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by Coelacanth
Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:25 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Is voluntary death from breath-holding possible?
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Re: Origins of life

... is known as the Red Sea or are they, as some liberal scholars assert, really referring to a marshy area by the Rea Sea or possibly some smaller, shallower lake nearby? This is crucial because, if it was not the Red Sea, then the Israelites could have crossed without God’s miraculous intervention ...

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by defenderoffaith
Thu May 02, 2013 8:06 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origins of life
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Re: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?

... of some super intelligent, giant, hunter, leader man. That train has left the station. If anything, we are evolving in the direction of lazy, shallow, sex-crazy, hive mentality having, follower or something. But more than likely, we're not evolving in any particular direction at all, because ...

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by andreassiege
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:32 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?
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Re: I don't understand fitness landscapes :(

Or does that just mean that it's easier for the pathogen (in this case the virus) to be transmitted to a new species when the fitness valley is shallow? Yes. The location of the organisms in a species tend to concentrate at the peak, but mutations and sexual reproduction keep it spread out around ...

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by Rap
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:38 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: I don't understand fitness landscapes :(
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Re: I don't understand fitness landscapes :(

Or does that just mean that it's easier for the pathogen (in this case the virus) to be transmitted to a new species when the fitness valley is shallow? I hope I'm understanding this correctly. Thanks again Ig

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by immunogoblin
Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:37 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: I don't understand fitness landscapes :(
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