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Go to: Galapágos menaced by tourist invasion

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Comment 7 by chawinwords :

No surprises here. I was taught at a young age that man is the only animal that regularly craps in his own nest.

You haven't seen a pigeon's nest, then. ;)

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 22:07:39 UTC | #946943

Go to: Defying Depth

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Comment 1 by Misfire :

I've been curious about animals that can survive in both deep and shallow water. Is it only air which would expand or contract when an animal moves up or down? If a person drowned, their lungs filled with water, and they sank a few thousand meters, would they be crushed?

In any case, aren't sperm whales' lungs full of air?

Studies done with bottlenose dolphins have shown that their rib cages collapse under pressure, by having the dolphin dive and press a button that takes a picture of itself. Once their ribs collapse, they pretty much sink like a rock, and exert little energy in diving. I was trying to find information on whether or not they do a deep dive with full lungs - they may not. Before a long dive, whales and dolphins usually take a few breaths, and they have very efficient lungs that can almost exchange all of the gas within them with each breath. They have more hemoglobin than we do, and they can store more oxygen in their muscles, so they may not need full lungs of air while diving.

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 21:15:51 UTC | #945352

Go to: Jury gives "faith healing" mother prison time in son's death

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Nigh has maintained that Grady’s conduct was not unreasonable, based upon the teachings of her church.

When your church's teachings are unreasonable, your conduct based on those teachings is unreasonable as well.

Wed, 30 May 2012 03:15:45 UTC | #944372

Go to: The Case for Naturalism

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I also really like "humanist" but I see a lot of hate for that from the religious side too. I don't get that one at all.

Mon, 07 May 2012 20:24:06 UTC | #940388

Go to: Sri Lankan held for "witchcraft" in Saudi Arabia

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Comment 12 by Neil5150 :

How is a Bronze Age culture going to evolve 2000+ years in less than 30 years.

Places like Iran and Afghanistan were very different ~30 years ago, and much more like the "western" world (for lack of a better description). I worry more about how quickly a place can change, and if it could happen in the US.

Fresh water might be even more crucial in the collapse of the middle easts way of life.

This is something to worry about everywhere. It will be one of the largest problems in the world and probably the source of most wars in the future.

Thu, 19 Apr 2012 19:17:18 UTC | #935802

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