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Stasis

stasis

A word termination indicating the maintenance of (or maintaining) a constant level, preventing increase or multiplication.

Origin: Gr. = a standing still An abnormal state in which the normal flow of a liquid (such as blood) is slowed or stopped.Inactivity resulting from a static balance between opposing forces.Stability, remaining the same or to the norm.


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Re: Evolution Question

... any different than finding the information on a bookshelf somewhere? It's almost like you are making learning a privelege. Talk about evolutionary stasis...that's where are brains are heading because of people like you in this world. If you paid more attention to teaching your students then maybe ...

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by iheardatree
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:01 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution Question
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Views: 18305

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... It goes on to describe challenges to this theory, in particular by Gould where it quotes Gould in part ".. The pattern of morphological stasis for most lineages and the sudden appearance of new forms is contrasted with the alternative mode of gradual evolution of species." There ...

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by scottie
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:42 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 559
Views: 755236

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... cause new species attempts to demonstrate that these random mutations tend more to immunise species from extinction.. As I read it therefore stasis rather than evolution in the order of the day. Finally your last citation is simply a hypothesis. I don’t see how using one hypothesis to support ...

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by scottie
Mon May 02, 2011 7:10 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Views: 755236

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... reproducing species will experience little net evolutionary change for most of their geological history, remaining in an extended state called stasis. Punctuated equilibrium also proposes that stasis is broken up by rare and rapid events of branching speciation called cladogenesis. Cladogenesis ...

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by scottie
Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:05 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Will a brain transplant ever be possible

... - I can think of a lot of dystopian futures where I wouldn't want to be alive, and certainly not as a head, or even as a body in some kind of lab-stasis. Besides, would one want to wake to such an alien world, with no family or friends left in it (unless of course there was a cryo-pack you all ...

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by Julie5
Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:41 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will a brain transplant ever be possible
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