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#1 DANMARTIN

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Posted 16 May 2003 - 02:33 PM

hi, I really am glad to find this place. So if we keep running over squirrels, leaving only the ones that don't cross the road (well mostly) does that work sort of like evolution on a small scale?

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Posted 16 May 2003 - 03:28 PM

Let me be to first to welcome you to the Hypography Sci-Tech forums! We're glad to have you with us Posted Image

Now to your question. I don't think that example would result in any "darwinistic" evolution, because the squirrels are going to have to cross the road to find new sources of food and shelter, therefore crossing roads is just a "required risk". Now there might be a possiblity that they will learn to avoid running in front of vehicles, but that wouldn't really be evolution, just learning.

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Posted 16 May 2003 - 11:20 PM

Now, if the learn to _not_ cross the road when there are cars in sight, that would be evolution.

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Posted 19 May 2003 - 06:17 AM

hey thanks. yeah i guess that is the point i was trying to make, are we causing a breed of car intellient squirrels to be born, and those that don't follow that pattern, (crossing when a car is too close) that would be the natural selection process, since only those squirrels that don't cross in front of cars live and spread there genes. Does that mean that those squirrels are smarter or just have a better sence of timing and spatial relational judgement. Anyhow just curious, thanks again.

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Posted 19 May 2003 - 06:59 AM

No one welcomed me.... :-|
an outsider as always

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Posted 19 May 2003 - 07:06 AM

As for the evolution question it'd be also an evolution when they learn not to cross on red light :-P
Tormod, can I change my name to Oracle .....or do I need a new account ? This nickname could be my problem...with "people" ;-)

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Posted 19 May 2003 - 07:19 AM

no, population control

#8 Tormod

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Posted 19 May 2003 - 06:52 PM

I'll take care ot if, pope_atheist.

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Posted 19 May 2003 - 09:53 PM

thanks,Tormod :-)
I guess I got ahead a bit there I regged a new one but I will use Oracle for now on :-)

#10 Scientist03

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Posted 30 May 2003 - 08:55 PM

hello everyone! I too, am new and I thought I might as well say hello in this forum. I look forward to visiting here!

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Posted 30 May 2003 - 09:04 PM

I was new too not long ago, and I guess I might be the only one online so far. Not one of the important people in here, but they will welcome you as well. I'm glad you found this place , I'm sure you'll enjoy it,everyone is great it's like scientific online community.
:-) Have a great time.

#12 Noah

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Posted 30 May 2003 - 09:27 PM

WELCOME to the Hypography forums Scientist03!Posted Image We are very glad to have you here. We are a small, but growing community. Activity has really picked up recently with new members. Please do visit often!

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#13 Tormod

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Posted 31 May 2003 - 05:52 AM

Welcome, Scientist03!

Actually there are some 20-30 people visiting quite often, while hundreds read the postings. Our membership is up to more than 150.

It's not enough people for there always to be someone "online", but response is usually quick.

All the best,
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