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  • Biology-Online • View topic - Aquatic life in the polar regions
    sustain aquatic life Reply with quote JackBean JackBean Posts 5694 Joined Mon Sep 14 2009 7 12 pm Mon Aug 25 2014 7 03 pm I would bet on the algea growing beneath the ice Reply with quote josem josem Posts 36 Joined Sun Jun 08 2014 7 58 pm Thu Sep 11 2014 8 31 pm Would sunlight penetrate through the thick layer of ice for the growth of

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  • Biology-Online • View topic - Median joining network analysis
    pm Median joining network analysis Tue Jul 15 2014 8 31 pm A similar question as before What is the most widely used Mac program for median joining network programs The number of my samples are limited so do you think this is a good method to use to analyse my data or do you suggest another program for low samples numbers Thanks a lot Post a reply Jump to

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  • Biology-Online • View topic - Phylogeny and haplotype mapping programs
    pm Phylogeny and haplotype mapping programs Tue Jul 15 2014 8 29 pm Hello I have previously used MGEA for my phylogenetic analysis and draw evolutionary trees In this project I have a certain number of haplotypes I have to calculate distances What is the most common acceptable free to use program for haplotype mapping What is the most accepted programs these days Thanks a lot Post a reply Jump

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  • Biology-Online • View topic - Smell Signposts for Engangered Species
    08 2014 8 39 am I have a quick proposition for an experiment For the purpose of protecting endangered species perhaps a succession of smell signposts could be built Each would contain the scent of food from not only the area of the signpost but also neighboring areas Building many of these signposts and then adjusting them periodically could encourage ecological protection This is kind of a spontaneous idea I

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  • Biology-Online • View topic - Population ecology
    Tlaurain Tlaurain Posts 1 Joined Fri Apr 11 2014 5 30 pm Population ecology Fri Apr 11 2014 5 36 pm I recently came across a question in an assignment It states that a species a frog lives on the coast of California and that they range in size based on location Smaller ones are at the top middle in the middle and larger on the bottom What event would most likely lead to the outcome of just small ones and large ones whipping out the middle size Temp change Barrier Reply with quote animartco animartco Posts 117 Joined Sat Jan 21 2012 12 56 pm Re Population ecology Sun May 18 2014 1 13 pm If there are barriers the three populations could speciate but especially with reptiles and amphibians size is mostly dependent on availability of food Where food is plentiful and good size reaches an optimum Other factors are temperature humidity and possibly the ability to hide more easily In tree frogs for instance their size is limited by the size of the bromeliad pools they lay their eggs in Post a reply Jump to Select a forum General Biology General Discussion Cell Biology Molecular Biology Zoology

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  • Biology-Online • View topic - Animal Intersections, Parallel Roads, Alternating Road Usage
    are two parallel roads with a distance of 5 miles between them then if a government closed one of the roads for a period of a year that would produce greater migration across that particular road Then after the year is complete the closed road would be reopened and the road 5 miles away would be closed down One might call this a Animal Intersection In fact they could employ an animal walk signal Have any biologists out there heard of similar road usage strategies If so then please put down a comment Reply with quote JackBean JackBean Posts 5694 Joined Mon Sep 14 2009 7 12 pm Sun May 04 2014 11 54 am You re American aren t you Reply with quote davidelkins777 davidelkins777 Posts 3 Joined Fri Mar 21 2014 4 21 am Re Animal Intersections Parallel Roads Alternating Road Usage Sun May 04 2014 10 45 pm Yes I m American I was born in Oregon If a solvent is made that can be put in SUV tanks that increases gas mileage would that not be good There are already millions of SUV s in operation Now certainly it would also be a good idea to

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  • Biology-Online • View topic - Is ecology not a good direction for me?
    I don t think I will get into any of them be because they are quite prestigious and my gre and grades are not amazing I m thinking of getting research experience for a year and applying next year I m looking at lab tech jobs for anything biology related I originally wanted to do plant science or ecology but a research scientist recently told me that ecology is not a good idea He says there is very little funding That got me thinking about which fields are a good idea to get into in biology At first I was very repelled at the idea of working in biomedicine but I m thinking now that I should keep my options open The fields I m thinking of right now are mostly Plant biology specifically plant chemistry and natural products research Environmental microbiology Environmental science atmospheric science Toxicology air and water quality Anything environment related If I had to work in biomedicine the issues I find interesting are Cancer biology Molecular biology of aging How nutrition affects epigenetic markers Neurodegenerative diseases Genetic diseases genomic medicine Gene therapy gene counseling My major is biochemistry which is typically more useful for biomedical research

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  • Biology-Online • View topic - Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment
    whether it is physical work or any kind of mental work As soon as we stop working we suffer from restlessness anxiety uneasiness and discomfort In Yoga and Meditation the goal is to stop Physical Activity and Mental Activity simultaneously and then transform the subjective experience of restlessness anxiety suffering into peace This requires ability and years of effort For most people it is a choice between physical and mental work The switch over from physical work to mental work is disastrous for the planet Man can do the same physical work every day Man cannot do the same mental work every day When man used to do physical work farming and related activities he could do the same repetitive work day after day generation after generation After the Industrial Revolution when man switched over to mental work he began a never ending process of making new machines things products a process which can only end with the complete destruction of environment planet When society switches over from physical work to mental work it starts making thousands of consumer goods People start calling them necessities They are not necessities at all 90 of consumer goods that we see today did not exist 50 years ago Food Water Air Little clothing Little Shelter these are necessities Close your nose and stop breathing for a few minutes you will then know what necessity is Stop drinking water for a few days you will then know what necessity is Stop eating food for a few days you will then know what necessity is Today people are making thousands of consumer goods not because they are necessities but because they cannot stop making them People cannot stop doing work After switching over to mental work they will keep on making thousands of unnecessary consumer goods Industrial Society is destroying necessary things Animals Trees Air Water and Land for makng unnecessary things Consumer Goods This is the reason why the switch over from physical work to mental work is so destructive This is the point of no return once this is crossed the destruction of Environment Nature is inevitable If we live a simple life there is individual suffering but no largescale destruction of Environment If we live a consumerist life there is individual suffering plus largescale destruction of Environment The nature of mental work is such that man has to do new mental work every day in fact he has to do new mental work every moment Man cannot repeat in the next moment the mental work that he has already done in the previous moment A mathematician cannot solve the same problem of mathematics every day once he has solved it he will be forced to take up a new unsolved problem Even when he is solving one particular problem he has to move from one step to another there is a continuous change involved there is no constancy at any stage An engineer cannot design the same machine again and again once he has made a machine he will try to make changes design a new one A writer cannot write the same article every day he will be forced to write something new every day every moment This is also the reason behind endless discussions debates arguments Discussions Debates and Arguments Let us examine how much discussion we are collectively having in Industrial Society every day Millions of pages in print newspapers books magazines Millions of web pages on internet every day Now add to this all the conversation discussion we are having through radio television telephone and several other media every day And add to this all the discussion we are having through face to face interaction The volume of discussion per individual in one week is greater than the total discussion someone living in pre industrial society would have in his entire life There is too much discussion in modern society Discussion is not solving our problems discussion itself has become a problem a gigantic problem A society that does mental work will discuss itself to destruction extinction A society that does mental work will argue itself to destruction extinction A society that does mental work will debate itself to destruction extinction A society that does mental work can never stop discussions debates arguments it is impossible It will discuss debate argue till the last moment of it s existence Discussions Debates Arguments these are creations of a society that has switched over from physical work to mental work Discussions Debates Arguments these are diseases of a society that has switched over from physical work to mental work Discussions debates arguments can end only in agriculture based societies that do physical work We cannot do physical work and mental work simultaneously There is an inverse relationship between physical work and mental work If one is high more the other has got to be low less If we want to do physical work we have to reduce mental activity by the same proportion If we want to do mental work we have to reduce physical activity by the same proportion There is very little discussion debate argument in societies that do physical work ie agriculture based societies And this is the reason why they are millions of times saner than industrial societies Change is an inherent feature of mental work Since change is an inherent feature of mental work a society that does mental work can never be at peace with itself it is impossible A society that does mental work will always be restless Only those societies that do physical work agriculture and related activities can find contentment and peace As long as cities exist we can neither save the environment nor the mind To save the remaining environment from destruction man will have to return back to physical work smaller communities To save the mind from mental diseases man will have to return back to physical work smaller communities Criminality and Abnormality Industrial Society has collectively killed billions of Animals and Trees Remember plant and animal species developed over a period of millions ofyears It has also killed most of Water and Air Please note polluting Water and Air is equivalent to killing Water and Air The soil was not fertile when the earth was created It became fertile very slowly over a period of millions of years And look what man has done He has covered millions and millions of hectares of land with cement and concrete All the land that has been covered with cement and concrete has been killed Man has stockpiled thousands of tonnes of highly radioactive nuclear material and nuclear waste which is going to remain highly radioactive and carcinogenic for the next thousands of years and which has already leaked into the environment hundreds of times There is an arsenal of 50 000 nuclear missiles that can destroy the planet several times over What could be more criminal than this What could be more abnormal than this Lawyers and Judges are trying to catch a few criminals They don t realize the entire Industrial Society is criminal Psychologists and Psychiatrists are trying to classify a few people as abnormal They don t realize the entire Industrial Society is abnormal Industrial Society is collectively making millions of tonnes of weapons and explosives of all kinds every year and then it wonders why there is so much violence in this world Big Mystery If you make millions of tonnes of weapons and explosives on earth they are going to be used on earth they are not going to be used on Mars The entire Industrial Society is a terrorist The Military Industrial Complex is the real terrorist Science and Technology is the terrorist Make things Buy things Sell things This is not the purpose of life Destroy Shopping Culture No one deserves more Everyone deserves less Life can sustain on earth only when everyone has less There was a time when Man knew nothing about the number of species and millions of species existed Today Man knows the names of millions of species and nothing is left of the species It took millions of years for millions of species to slowly come into existence on earth and man has decimated all other species After destroying millions of highly developed species on earth Man is today searching for a few molecules of life in outer space If a few microbes a few molecules of methane water are found on Mars it becomes the newspaper headline They call it progress The following is about to come true Nature can exist 1 before man 2 after man 3 not with man Destruction of environment can be divided into two parts destruction of environment for producing food and destruction of environment for making thousands of consumer goods In pre Industrial Society people destroyed environment primarily for food In Industrial Society people are destroying environment for food and consumer goods If we want to save environment we will have to bring down the second to the minimum level by not making all unnecessary consumer goods Environment can be saved only if we stop production of most more than 99 of the consumer goods we are making today Environment cannot be saved by recycling The attempt of an industrial society to save the environment by recycling is like shooting someone 10 000 times and then trying to save him by taking out one bullet Time is running out for this planet Regarding Industrialization there is an important point to be noted Modern Industrial Society has existed for 100 years 200 years 300 years When we compare this period with the total duration for which human society has existed on earth this period is so short so small that it almost does nt exist It is almost zero Material things don t bring peace and happiness Today billions of people have got things which even Kings did not have in the past Car computer television fridge telephone no King ever had these things But people are still restless and unhappy Industrial Society is consuming psychiatric drugs sleeping pills by tonnes and tonnes A very large percentage of the population is surviving on precription drugs illegal drugs alcohol and cigarettes One third of the population has become fat like elephants People talk about increase in lifespan What is the use of increased lifespan if people have to resort to Drugs Alcohol and Cigarettes to pull through life And just wait a few more years the average lifespan will soon become zero human life will cease to exist on earth Consumerist Lifestyle is just not sustainable If we do not immediately return to living a very simple and frugal life then very soon there will be no human life on earth We would need several planets earths to sustain the present lifestyle The human race has been destroying killing animals trees air water land and people from the very beginning of civilization Science and Technology has increased this destructive capacity millions of times Every man is a serial killer The per capita destruction of Environment per capita destruction of Animals Trees Air Water and Land is thousands of times greater than what it was 1000 years ago 500 years ago 200 years ago The Military Industrial Complex is all set to destroy whatever life and environment that remains on earth There is a reason why the two World Wars happened in the recent past and not 1000 years ago It was not possible to have world wars 1000 years ago World Wars became possible only when Science and Technology developed aeroplanes ships and other carriers which could transport millions of troops and millions of tonnes of weapons once again a creation of science and technology from one corner of the globe to another And today one does nt even need all these to fight a war One just needs to move finger tips to launch missiles that can destroy the planet several times over Right at this moment there are several countries fighting wars with one another There is internal war going on in almost half of the the countries of the world All these wars are being fuelled and sustained by billions of tonnes of weapons produced by the Military Industrial Complex every year And it is going to get worse and worse every day If you kill one person they call it murder If you kill a few hundred they call it terrorism If you kill a few million they call it war Science and Technology has made this world millions of times more violent and unsafe than before Science and Technology has produced billions of tonnes of weapons and explosives chemical biological and nuclear weapons millions of tonnes of Radioactive material which will soon be used to make dirty bombs which are going to contaminate the environment for hundreds and thousands of years Science and Technology is the real terrorist Think Positive Psychologists say Think Positive Politicians say Think Positive Economists say Think Positive Scientists say Think Positive Everyone says Think Positive Arctic ice is melting Glaciers are melting Rivers are drying up Think Positive Fish population in Oceans is down to 1 3 of what it was 100 years ago Think Positive Pollution levels are going sky high and valley deep Think Positive There used to be millions of members in most species of Animals and Birds Now they are down to thousands and hundreds Think Positive Weather is getting more and more irregular and unpredictable Think Positive Metal everywhere Concrete everywhere Plastic everywhere Think Positive Thinking positive is the height of insanity Thinking positive is the height of abnormality This is a world that has become completely incapable of feeling Pain Compassion Remorse and Guilt The planet is getting destroyed moment by moment and people are thinking positive Very soon there will be 1 Animal and 1 Tree left in this world and people will still be thinking positive They will be holding Seminars Conferences and Global Summits to save the Environment There is an important point which the human species needs to understand People think they can save the Environment by doing something We can never save the environment by doing something It is overactivity that has destroyed environment in the first place Human species is the only one out of millions of species that has indulged in overactivity on this planet And for this very reason the human speciesis going to exist on earth for the least amount of time And it is not Mild Overactivity It is Excessive Overactivity Exponential Overactivity We cannot save the environment by doing something We can only save it by doing less of what we have been doing much less of what we have been doing If we want to save environment we will have to reduce human activity overactivity by 99 The Illogical Logic of Man A few birds have got infected with bird flu and Man has started killing millions of birds They say birds are a threat to humans Sometime ago there was Mad Cow disease and Man started killing hundreds of thousands of cows They said cows are a threat to humans Ever since Man came into existence millions of humans with infectious diseases have transferred such diseases to millions of other people and will continue to infect millions more in future Such people are a threat to rest of the people Man should follow the same logic here and kill all infected people It is Man who has killed millions of people in Wars and other forms of Violence and can kill millions more any time in future Man should follow the same logic here and kill all people It is the human species which is the greatest threat to humans and all other life on this planet In fact the human species is the only species which is a threat to all life on Earth Man has decimated all Animal and Plant species polluted the Sky and Oceans and poisioned every square inch of earth In a mere 200 300 years Industrial Society has destroyed all that Nature laboriously created over a period of millions of years Humans pose the greatest threat to other humans Humans pose the greatest threat to all other life on earth The so called Rational and Civilized Man should follow the same logic here and destroy the entire human race Please note If you indulge in Factory Farming If you torture the birds confine millions of them in prison like conditions depriving them of Sunlight and the freedom to walk and fly you are creating an environment for the spread of virus and disease Lifestyle of Mass Destruction Destruction is an inherent feature of Development Progress Destruction of Nature Development Destruction of Nature We can have Sustainable Lifestyle We cannot have Sustainable Development Development can never be sustainable Sustainability and Development cannot exist together Development and Sustainability are opposites Development and Sustainability are contradictory Sustainable Living is associated with consuming less being satisfied with a simple and frugal life Development is associated with never ending desires always wanting more Sustainable lifestyle requires Constancy Sustainable lifestyle requires Sameness Sustainable lifestyle requires Repetition Development is associated with Change Development is associated with New Development is associated with Transience Industrial Societies can never be sustainable When you make thousands of consumer goods you kill Nature you kill Animals Trees Air Water and Land A Society that does mental work city based can never be sustainable it will keep on making consumer goods destroying the environment moment by moment Only agriculture based societies that do physical work can be sustainable The term Sustainable Development is like the terms Stationary Walk Silent Talk Wakeful Sleep Dark Sun Gentle Torture Dry Rain Peaceful War There was a time when Man used to say I work in order to feed my family I work in order to put Food on the Table Today man is putting

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