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whales

large marine mammals of the order cetacea. In the past, they were commercially valued for whale oil, for their flesh as human food and in animal feed and fertiliser, and for baleen. The sperm whale produces ambergris, an intestinal secretion used in perfumery.


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Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... has nothing to do with bat evolution. The gene complexes responsible for echo-location might have existed before bats and cetaceans diverged: whales and dolphins use the same gene-complexes as bats.3 This should not be the case according to Mayr's prediction, and these genes are not even amongst ...

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by Hunor
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
Replies: 6
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Organism that create or supress water

... take up 100% more people ditto Still can't get my head round animals creating water though. Is it something to do with the salt? And do geese or whales that can drink salt water make more water than other animals?

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by animartco
Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:32 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Organism that create or supress water
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Re: Is complexity inevitable?

... hard wired. If they weren't we wouldn't be able to see or hear. Even our speech is hard wired to some extent. As is the song (speech) of birds and whales etc. Intelligence is something that grows out of this hard wiring, and reasons. Its purpose is to direct interactions with the environment in ...

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by animartco
Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:09 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
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Views: 4652

Re: A little help

In regards to vestigial structures I am referring to organs such as the appendix or bones and limbs similar to what is occasionally found in whales. Essentially organs, limbs etc that are believed to once have been more developed in ancestral species that have lost their primary functions but ...

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by Grisner
Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:57 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A little help
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Views: 1201

Re: the question of life

... being extincted, while whose seems the rest has getting the transcendence for another evolutionary shape. Where are the dinossaurs, the lions, the whales, the eagles? The gorillas? But, the small reptile called cyanodont was the chosen by Nature for getting the transcendence to mammals. If you ...

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by TheMatrixDNA
Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:15 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The question of life...
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