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by Hobble
Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Working on some creatures for post-apocalyptic future
Replies: 5
Views: 10129

I would imagine some sort of Animal/Plant cross could be interesting. Plants can adapt to poisoned environments (lead, etc.). I think an animal disguised as a tree, with a long, tall stalk of a body with fanned out membranes at the top where it can use light for photosynthesis. Its legs resemble roo...
by Hobble
Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Does it really matter?
Replies: 33
Views: 42726

If an animal is lost, another will move into the available niche and exploit it.

Dinosaurs were killed, Mammals moved into the spotlight.
by Hobble
Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:02 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Can photosynthesis help reduce global warming?
Replies: 11
Views: 16429

Problem with humanity is that it is reactionary. Before we see any solid proof that our actions are leading towards our destruction, enough to actually persuade humanity to change, it would probably be too late...
by Hobble
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:57 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: about a new Genetic Code
Replies: 13
Views: 11416

If you were to take a genetic code and completely re-arrange it, it would probably be very unlikely to produce a viable organism. Every organism's DNA has been crafted after millions of years of alterations and mutations due to various conditions. To take the DNA of a chicken, mix it together with o...
by Hobble
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:51 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Human evolution
Replies: 48
Views: 52821

I believe that because evolution takes such a long time to produce any visibly significant changes, I believe that the greatest step in our evolution will be the step where technology is merged with biology, and electronics are finally integrated into the human form. Bionic legs, arms, eyes, ears, e...
by Hobble
Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Where do we go from here?
Replies: 41
Views: 52205

As opposed to Natural Selection, could eugenics be the way of the future that our gene pool is manipulated. 'Artificial' mutations would be a way to remove harmful diseases and such, but I pretty sure the world is not ready for such wide spread uses...
by Hobble
Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:15 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: closest relative of dinosaurs
Replies: 18
Views: 14190

Wasn't there some small feathered, tree-dwelling dinosaur that was discovered in China some time ago?!?

I figure that is some solid evidence that they are closely related. Reptiles were different from dinosaurs...
by Hobble
Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:15 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Where do we go from here?
Replies: 41
Views: 52205

Where do we go from here?

I have recently become interested in evolution, and I am curious as to what everyone thinks would be possible directions that homo-sapiens may further evolve? I realize that it takes millions of years, and there is a significant chance that we might destroy ourselves before we see any significant ch...
by Hobble
Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Human Polygyny and Female attractiveness
Replies: 4
Views: 12256

I would believe that females actually have the power in choosing their mate, which is coined as 'sexual selection'. It is beneficial for men to be polygamous, while it is more beneficial for the female to find one suitable partner. If it were not for our culture and morals supporting a one-party sys...
by Hobble
Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: How do I check what color my cat's skin is?
Replies: 7
Views: 11688

Move its hair to the side, like you would while inspecting your own scalp...
by Hobble
Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The man is the same as hundreds of millions of years ago
Replies: 11
Views: 30406

I don't get it... Organisms fossilize?!?
by Hobble
Thu May 27, 2010 4:35 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: conservation is necessary to human survival.
Replies: 6
Views: 13039

Well, if regulations are not tightened around international fishing, our oceans could eventually run out of fish, which would completely destroy its ecosystem...