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Origin: From Sp. Or Pg. Tornar to turn, return, L. Tornare to turn, hence, a whirling wind. The Sp. & Pg. Tornada is a return. See Turn.

(Science: meteorology) A violent whirling wind; specifically, a tempest distinguished by a rapid whirling and slow progressive motion, usually accompaned with severe thunder, lightning, and torrents of rain, and commonly of short duration and small breadth; a small cyclone.

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Re: Refutation of Evolution theory

... it all had to come together in one instant. They never seem to understand that many small small steps are far more likely to happen than the "tornado in a junk yard" scenario that they seem stuck on.

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by thoffnagle
Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Refutation of Evolution theory
Replies: 13
Views: 12950

Help! "Unknown Bacteria" I have no idea where to look =T

... would really be the ideal way to get an answer. Your SIM is most likely non-motile but don't count it out I have been told to look for a "tornado" growth around immediate inoculation line or for a "hurricane" growth spread through out the media. Another test, although tricky ...

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by Smaguss
Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Help! "Unknown Bacteria" I have no idea where to look =T
Replies: 1
Views: 3195

HELP! Identification of unknown gram-positive bacterium!?

... is dependent on it! The tube of broth I was given appears a slightly off shade of clear and upon agitation turns turbid with a white growth "tornado-ing" from the bottom. No sediment has been noted. I've performed a gram stain which came back gram positive and the organism appears cocci ...

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by MGremillion
Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: HELP! Identification of unknown gram-positive bacterium!?
Replies: 3
Views: 5639

Can a mutation reverse itself?

to use that oh-so-popular creationist argument, the chances of that happening are that a tornado passes through a landfill and scrambles the junk leaving behind a completely assembled 747 jumbo jet. Now take that and divide by 10^100, and you have your chances ;)

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by MrMistery
Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:52 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Can a mutation reverse itself?
Replies: 16
Views: 4866

Environment; Nature Do Revenge too...

... abusive and careless treatment to the environment, harmful and dreadful effects do occur. Disastrous typhoons, earthquakes, hurricane and tornado, lightning and thunder, excessive floods and landslides are the few effects of the changes that human brought to the environment and even brought ...

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by prettychrissie
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:40 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Global Environmental Change
Replies: 68
Views: 99414
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