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survival

1. A living or continuing longer than, or beyond the existence of, another person, thing, or event; an outliving.

2. Any habit, usage, or belief, remaining from ancient times, the origin of which is often unknown, or imperfectly known. The close bearing of the doctrine of survival on the study of manners and customs. (Tylor) Survival of the fittest.

(Science: biology) See natural selection, under natural.

Origin: From Survive. A natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment.


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Re: Is DNA living or non-living thing?? get the answer here

... universe is constant. Since the last big-bang all mass formats undergo the same cyclic sequence like the universe itself i.e. birth – evolution – survival – replication. In order to survive and to repeat this sequence every mass format must remain in an energetic state. And since the universe ...

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by Dov Henis
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:00 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Is DNA living or non-living thing?? get the answer here
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A question about evolution.

... (defined as change over time) works via negative selection. That means that random mutations appear all the time and those that are detrimental to survival are removed from the population by negative selection (=organism does not survive).

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by Cat
Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:18 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A question about evolution.
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Re: Why do Africans have large noses and lips?

... know the answer to this specific question, but we do know some things about how genes are linked on DNA. Sometimes a trait that is helpful for survival is very closely associated with another trait on the DNA strand. So when natural selection keeps trait A in the gene pool as advantageous, ...

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by anneland
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:54 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why do Africans have large noses and lips?
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Re: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment

From Maniguet, Xavier; SURVIVAL, HOW TO PREVAIL IN HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS; BARNES & NOBLE BOOKS; NEW YORK, NY; 1994; p031 Man may be considered a tropical animal because when he is naked and unprotected, the temperature of his surroundings ...

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by Gannet
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:31 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment
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Views: 3891

Re: Are predators always smarter than their prey?

Yesterday while I was further researching this question found this website which explains prey survival strategies from becoming dinner http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/behavior-under-risk-how-animals-avoid-becoming-23646978 My only issue with ...

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by Gannet
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:18 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
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