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In reply to an earlier post on 4 Aug 2011 17:13:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Aug 2011 17:16:16 BDT
Yangonite says:
:-)

Before creating the thread I did indeed see that possible interpretation.
I toyed with the idea of changing it to "......around hydrothermal vents", but then thought 'Bollox to the PC Police - they'll just have to get over it!'

Hurrah! Default format has returned!

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Aug 2011 19:18:11 BDT
Spin says:
J Yasimoto: =) That's exactly what crossed my mind when I read the title =) Great minds think alike...

Posted on 4 Aug 2011 20:23:49 BDT
monica says:
Yagonite, heard report on radio this morning from member of Irish/British team that's been out
there studying them--they're giving a press conference soon. He said that the various
life forms there evolved from bacteria. Liked the joke, though in my case it was
'Would you like the family meal deal or the personal pizza?'

M. Jolliff, if you're still about, would you mind boarding The Ship for a moment?
(Sorry for being, er, obstrusive. . .)

Posted on 7 Aug 2011 21:16:15 BDT
Spin says:
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Posted on 7 Aug 2011 21:18:12 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 8 Aug 2011 17:43:32 BDT
Yangonite says:
The PC revised nursery rhyme title 'Ba Ba Green Sheep':
I suggest further revision as this could offend environmental activists.

Posted on 9 Aug 2011 23:53:13 BDT
Spin says:
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Posted on 10 Aug 2011 00:08:15 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 14 Mar 2012 16:42:48 GMT
monica: after Spin: (Sorry for being, er, obstrusive. . .)

That's just reminded me - I left the dictionary open on the desk.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2012 16:30:23 BDT
AJM: and has iron scales on its foot.

Sorry, about this, AJ. Couldn't resist it.

And rust to boot?

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2012 16:34:06 BDT
AJM: I propose a toast. 'To Science!'

...he said, bubbling over with enthusiasm. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2012 16:39:36 BDT
Spin: Biology fails to explain the behaviour and life of many creatures on this rock.

I suspect you mean zoology, Mr S?

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2012 16:42:06 BDT
Last edited by the author on 1 Apr 2012 16:52:28 BDT
Spin says:
Sam: Are you being obstrusive on purpose?

Sure you got the right spelling of that word, S?

Edit: I seem to be in a time warp here. This is 1 April and 14 March I made a similar reference. Must have meant it!

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2012 16:46:32 BDT
Spin says:
AJ: I agree. What's up with this thread?

Spin, You should ask such a question. Ha ha!

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2012 16:49:30 BDT
monica: (Sorry for being, er, obstrusive. . .)

Now, monica, behave yourself! :-)

Posted on 3 Nov 2012 09:41:31 GMT
Ian says:
I was under the (perhaps mistaken) impression that the micro-organisms around black smokers (and I'm referring to the ones on the ocean floor not on any landmass) were archaeae - a group of ancient micro-organisms which are entirely separate from bacteria.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2012 09:00:36 GMT
Ian says:
"Yangonite says:
Someone (?) said "there's Physics - and everything else is stamp-collecting""

It was Ernest Rutherford, there are several variations on this quote such as:

"That which is not measurable is not science. That which is not physics is stamp collecting." where he appears to be paraphrasing Lord Kelvin. As a biologist in Glasgow I am repeatedly reminded of this by my neighbour - a retired physicist.

Posted on 9 May 2014 11:34:44 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 May 2014 11:37:19 BDT
C. J. Taylor says:
"Biology" means "The study of Life", not the science of living things............

Really ??? Well this dictionary must be wrong then.....

Bi.ol.o.gy n.
1. The science of life and of living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution. It includes botany and zoology and all their subdivisions.
2. The life processes or characteristic phenomena of a group or category of living organisms: the biology of viruses.
3. The plant and animal life of a specific area or region.

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In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2014 13:26:22 BDT
Yangonite says:
To CJT

That looks like a good and comprehensive dictionary you have there.

Why not reference it?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 May 2014 08:29:26 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 May 2014 08:30:49 BDT
C. J. Taylor says:
It certainly is - and it's free to everyone !! ( who can be bothered to reference it ....)

http://www.thefreedictionary.com

Enjoy learning !! :)
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