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Swarm

Definition

noun, plural: swarms

(1) A large number of insects or small organisms, particularly when they are in motion.

(2) A group of bees with a queen bee migrating to establish a new colony.

(3) A mass of people or animals especially when in turmoil.

verb

(1) To move as a swarm.

(2) To be overrun or thronged with multitude of organisms in motion, e.g. insects.

(3) To breed.

(4) To climb e.g. a tree or pole by gripping with arms and legs.


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Word origin: Old English swearm

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Re: Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom

... and protein that produce spores that allow them to move to a new food source. These later germinate to form uninucleate amebas or flagellated swarm cells. These later fuse and then divide mitotically to form a plasmodium, completing the life cycle. One fascinating thing about plasmodial slime ...

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by Sadial
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:29 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom
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... to the shape of cyanobacteria, and organization regarding where the heterocysts form. But there are better examples: Myxospoes will travel in swarms, and when conditions get bad, form macroscopic "fruiting bodies"/spores, a multicellular structure with an organized shape, for disseminating ...

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by BlahBlahBlah
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:46 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
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Are Creationists more right than evolutionists after all

I am under the impression that the collective swarm picked the op to speak for them because the op has evolved some psychic abilities to talk to you.

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by david23
Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:28 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Are Creationists more right than evolutionists after all
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Views: 18160

Are Creationists more right than evolutionists after all

And? Where is the demonstration of autonomous decision making? The intelligence of the swarm appear to be more related to that of the smart observer looking at the swarm, and that is a human (or a bot programmed by a human). No demonstration of autonomous thinking ...

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by canalon
Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:09 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Are Creationists more right than evolutionists after all
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Views: 18160

Re: Are Creationists more right than evolutionists after all

Hi canalon, Have you heard of swarm intelligence of internet? The field exploded in the last twenty years with the rise of computer science and the Internet. Swarm Theory lends itself perfectly to Artificial Intelligence. Computer learning ...

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by maunas
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:22 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Are Creationists more right than evolutionists after all
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