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1. To destroy with cold. From beds of raging fire, to starve in ice Their soft ethereal warmth. (milton)

2. To kill with hunger; as, maliciously to starve a man is, in law, murder.

3. To distress or subdue by famine; as, to starvea garrison into a surrender. Attalus endeavored to starve Italy by stopping their convoy of provisions from Africa. (Arbuthnot)

4. To destroy by want of any kind; as, to starve plans by depriving them of proper light and air.

5. To deprive of force or vigor; to disable. The pens of historians, writing thereof, seemed starved for matter in an age so fruitful of memorable actions. (Fuller) The powers of their minds are starved by disuse. (locke)

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The first question, there's no way to tell between C and D - a month is enough time to starve all of the birds, and why would we be sure that ANY individuals could make the shift from cactus to orchid at any point in time? There are two possible answers to the second ...

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by Darby
Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Speciation and Evolution
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Plants without sunlight?

Of course they will eventually need light or die. It's the same like if you got no food. You will starve, but you can "digest yourself" first to prevent dying before getting something to eat. Similarly plants can grow without sunlight. They actually grow even more ...

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by JackBean
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Plants without sunlight?
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... hunt properly. They die of hunger and why? Because the Intelligent Designer decided it'd be fun to make animals that cannot hunt, but who can starve..? From the above example you should see that the idea of an intelligent designer is inherently absurd, unless of course the designer is a wicked ...

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by biohazard
Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alas the creationists are right though...
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Re: Possible Cure for Cancer

... in the organ, they become invasive into functioning tissue, and draw all the bloods resources for their growth. Thus causing the body to starve while the tumors thrives. we need to look more into gene therapy and RNAi technologies within all cell lines and animal models. Good luck to ...

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by bekbaev
Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible Cure for Cancer
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Re: Where do we go from here?

... direction that allows them to best utilize their environment, and for us humans, the environment is a technology-filled one. Certain birds would starve to death if all sharp sticks disappeared, because they use sharp sticks to dig maggots to eat. They are evolutionarily bound to this "technology". ...

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by biohazard
Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Where do we go from here?
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