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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 8 Mar, 2022 05:50 am
Formication, not a misspelling, but a word that describes the sensation of having ants crawl over your skin.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Tue 8 Mar, 2022 08:32 am
allelopathy

ə-lē-lŏp′ə-thē
al-e-lop'-e-thee

The release by a plant of a toxin to suppress growth of nearby competing plants.

The invasive plant Chinese privet, Ligustrum sinense, employs allelopathy by emitting toxins into the soil thereby forming solid thickets.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 9 Mar, 2022 11:13 am
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Wed 9 Mar, 2022 11:50 am
Aposematic Coloration

Aposematic coloration is the concept of warning coloration that involves an advertising signal.

The function of aposematic coloration is to prevent attack by warning potential predators that the prey animal has defenses such as being unpalatable or poisonous. Good examples are coral snakes or many brightly colored insects such as monarch butterflies or bees and wasps.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2022 09:38 am
Hypothesis

Hy-po'-the-sis

"A hypothesis is a proposed explanation for a phenomenon. For a hypothesis to be a scientific hypothesis, the scientific method requires that one can test it." (Wikipedia)





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coluber2001
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2022 10:09 am
Batesian mimicry

Batesian mimicry is when a harmless species evolves similar warning signals to a toxic species.

The Viceroy butterfly mimics the toxic monarch butterfly. A harmless milk 1snake mimics a venomous coral snake. The toxic species must be more common than the harmless one so that the potential predator can have a negative experience.
coluber2001
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2022 01:46 pm
@coluber2001,
Theory

A theory not only explains known facts; it also allows scientists to make predictions of what they should observe if a theory is true. Scientific theories are testable. New evidence should be compatible with a theory. If it isn't, the theory is refined or rejected. The longer the central elements of a theory hold—the more observations it predicts, the more tests it passes, the more facts it explains—the stronger the theory.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2022 09:54 pm
transmigrate
transitive verb

: to cause to go from one state of existence or place to another
intransitive verb

1of the soul : to pass at death from one body or being to another
coluber2001
 
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Reply Tue 15 Mar, 2022 08:55 am
scientific fact

An observation that has been confirmed repeatedly and is accepted as true (although its truth is never final)

The theory of evolution, like the theory of gravity, is a scientific fact.
--Neil deGrasse Tyson
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Wed 16 Mar, 2022 11:26 am
Arthropod

Arthro=joint, pod=foot

Any of numerous invertebrate animals of the phylum Arthropoda, including the insects, crustaceans, chelicerates (horseshoe crabs and arachnids), and myriapods (centipedes and millipedes) that are characterized by a chitinous exoskeleton, a segmented body, and jointed appendages.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2022 01:33 pm
Cohesion and coherence:

Cohesion is when the link between words, sentences, and phrases are visible or easily understandable.

E. G. Carla loves to cook dinner for her husband Carl. The dinner that she likes cooking most is lasagna. Lasagna is a very popular dish in Italy. Italians are known for their heavy accents.

There is no coherence, but there is cohesion.

Coherence is when the theme or the main idea of the essay or writing piece is understandable.

E.g. There are different types of nouns in the English language. There are proper nouns which are the names of people or places, such as Tamara or North Korea. There are abstract nouns which are used to describe things that aren't physical, such as emotions.

In this example, the main theme of the paragraph, constant down, is constant and understandable.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 23 Mar, 2022 01:44 pm
I'm currently reading a biography of celebrated Regency clown Joseph Grimaldi. There are some wonderful quotations, and I'm learning some new words.

Some of the pompous officer types parodied you Grimalci are referred to as whiskered propungnatores which means (whiskered)champions or defenders.

Pelisse, a fur lined cloak used by a hussar.

Tippet long narrow strip of cloth attached to or becoming part of a sleeve or hood.

All three were from the same quotation originally published in the Times.


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coluber2001
 
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Reply Tue 29 Mar, 2022 12:28 pm
Bemused

Adj.
bewildered or confused:
a bemused expression on his face.

I'll get a handle on this word one day. I keep confusing it with amused.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2022 11:05 am
eternal

1) Being without beginning or end.
2) Continuing without interruption;
3) perpetual: synonym: continual.
4) Seemingly endless; interminable.

All of these are mistaken definitions found in every dictionary. They are all related to time. Eternal means outside the field of time.
It's no wonder our religions are so f***** up.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2022 10:27 am
nonplussed

1: unsure about what to say, think, or do : Perplexed

chiefly US : not bothered, surprised, or impressed by something

NOTE: The use of nonplussed to mean "unimpressed" is an Americanism that has become increasingly common in recent decades and now appears frequently in published writing. It apparently arose from confusion over the meaning of nonplussed in ambiguous contexts, and it continues to be widely regarded as an error.

We continue to be nonplussed about the definition of the word, "nonplussed".
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2022 01:06 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

transmigrate
transitive verb

: to cause to go from one state of existence or place to another
intransitive verb

1of the soul : to pass at death from one body or being to another



There is still a great confusion over the words transmigration and reincarnation. I have yet to get a handle on these words.

The Buddhist claim there is reincarnation but that there is no transmigration of souls because they deny the existence of a soul.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2022 01:10 pm
@coluber2001,
Transmigration of the soul was a concept pistulatec by Pythagorus. In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Feste torments Malvolio in the guise of Father Topaz with questions about Pythagorus' theory.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2022 02:03 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

Transmigration of the soul was a concept pistulatec by Pythagorus. In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Feste torments Malvolio in the guise of Father Topaz with questions about Pythagorus' theory.

I first saw the term "transmigration of souls" in Ulysses, when Leopold was searching his brain for "reincarnation."
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Mon 4 Apr, 2022 09:52 am
ontogenetic
--of or relating to the origin and development of individual organisms

phylogenetic
--Relating to phylogenesis, or the race history of a type of organism.


In the course of its ontogenetic development, the individual ego consciousness has to pass through the same archetypal stages which determine the evolution of consciousness in the life of humanity.
--Erich Neumann

The evolution of consciousness by stages is as much a collective human phenomenon as a particular individual phenomenon. Ontogenetic development may therefore be regarded as a modified recapitulation of phylogenetic development.
--Erich Neumann

In other words, the development of consciousness in any individual is the same as the step by step evolutionary development of consciousness in the species.

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coluber2001
 
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Reply Thu 7 Apr, 2022 01:40 pm
Amniote

Any vertebrate distinguished by a membrane (amnion) protecting the embryo. Because of this trait, amniotes are able lay eggs on land or retain them within the mother unlike fishes and amphibians. The first amniotes evolved during the Carboniferous period.
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