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by LittleBeaver
Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Can you identify this spider?
Replies: 8
Views: 9314

Have you compared it to a Marbled Orb Weaver? They are often variable in size and coloration.
by LittleBeaver
Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Intelligent Design?
Replies: 27
Views: 43103

Re: Intelligent Design?

there is no single piece of evidence on behalf of ID that I'm aware of, so it's very peculiar that so many people believe in it nonetheless... It seems strange somehow to me...most proponents of ID seems to be the creationists and so attribute the role of designer to "God"...my thought is...
by LittleBeaver
Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Intelligent Design?
Replies: 27
Views: 43103

Intelligent Design?

I recently saw the film Expelled by Ben Stein and found it to be particularly thought-provoking. I did a little more research, including reading through some rebuttals to Stein's claims on ID and also found them to be thought-provoking. I am interested in what people think about this issue. Please g...
by LittleBeaver
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Standing/Walking Times of Wildlife
Replies: 0
Views: 883

Standing/Walking Times of Wildlife

Does anyone know of any in depth research that has been done regarding the differences influencing the time it takes after birth for wildlife to stand/walk. I'm particularly interested in ungulates as compared with other eutherians. I'm looking for any kind of developmental differences during gestat...
by LittleBeaver
Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Mangrove Swamps
Replies: 7
Views: 16192

You might want to research changes in salinity, acid production from decomposition, and high sulfur content of the soil that mangroves grow in. One of the bigger problems with Mangrove populations these days is their own depletion...mangroves are highly important in providing a protective habitat to...
by LittleBeaver
Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Help with definition of Environmental Gradient.
Replies: 2
Views: 11589

A "gradient" suggests a change or fluctuation in something so an environmental gradient would mean the changes in the conditions within an environment...these are things like the climate differences between biomes and such.
by LittleBeaver
Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Does cell rotate/spin counter clockwise
Replies: 3
Views: 3478

Are you possibly referring to cytoplasmic streaming?
by LittleBeaver
Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Microorganisms - please help identify
Replies: 1
Views: 3765

The first one looks like a radiolarian because of its spherical shape and what appears to be spines and axopodia. Paramecium is usually longer/more slender with the entire body surface being ciliated…so the second one could possibly be stylonychia or euplotes, also members of the ciliates. The last ...
by LittleBeaver
Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: PLANARIAN help please :)
Replies: 4
Views: 15981

You could begin by using an anesthetizing agent or have someone hold it with tweezers and paper towels to make it be still so you can make your cuts. There are a number of ways to make it grow two heads: cut off the head around the neck region then make a midline cut starting at the neck region down...
by LittleBeaver
Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: God vs Evolution
Replies: 274
Views: 338074

To respond to some previous posts: HGT may have proven to be a positive mutation for those particular bacteria, but would that mutation still prove beneficial if they were in a natural environment with other normal bacteria without antibiotic influence? The point remains that the bacteria did not mu...
by LittleBeaver
Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: A young kid asking about Wildlife Biology.
Replies: 9
Views: 7018

If there are any wildlife refuges where you live, you could try to contact them and ask if you could volunteer. A lot of times they will let you work with the animals there...this is great experience and will familiarize you with animal behavior and care. And something to think about for when you ar...
by LittleBeaver
Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: God vs Evolution
Replies: 274
Views: 338074

They are not to be ignored as nothing in science ever should be, forgive me for not addressing that. As I understand it, the point is that the mutations that do occur, and are able to be passed on to other generations and contribute to that species, could not be drastic enough to produce say a chang...