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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Comments and suggestions welcome: Classifying Living Things

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi MathsIsFun;

Please check the spelling of bionomial. I can not find it anywhere. Is that what you intended?

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**barbie19022002****Member**- Registered: 2013-05-24
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the USA one buzzard just looks like a vulture..

Jake is Alice's father, Jake is the ________ of Alice's father?

Why is T called island letter?

think, think, think and don't get up with a solution...

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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bobbym wrote:

Please check the spelling of bionomial. I can not find it anywhere. Is that what you intended?

Thanks, will fix!

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**barbie19022002****Member**- Registered: 2013-05-24
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hi, mathisfun, what are you going to fix?

Jake is Alice's father, Jake is the ________ of Alice's father?

Why is T called island letter?

think, think, think and don't get up with a solution...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi MIF;

The rest looks pretty good but I think you should take a break. Hard work makes me dizzy, even when someone else is doing it.

barbie19022002 wrote:

what are you going to fix?

The spelling of bionomial -> binomial

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**barbie19022002****Member**- Registered: 2013-05-24
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Oh, that

Jake is Alice's father, Jake is the ________ of Alice's father?

Why is T called island letter?

think, think, think and don't get up with a solution...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi MIF;

On second thought maybe you should leave it, thus coining a new word. Bear with me, bionomial looks pretty good. It has the prefix bio in it and is superior to just stealing binomial from mathematics. I am willing to wager that over 75% of the new words that appeared were nothing more than spelling errors that caught on.

My brother says that line of reasoning is nonsense.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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It was a rather appropriate spelling error!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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bobbym wrote:

Hi MIF;

On second thought maybe you should leave it, thus coining a new word. Bear with me, bionomial looks pretty good. It has the prefix bio in it and is superior to just stealing binomial from mathematics. I am willing to wager that over 75% of the new words that appeared were nothing more than spelling errors that caught on.

My brother says that line of reasoning is nonsense.

I still remember gAr's "mathod".

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, but look what happened to him.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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What happened. I do not know.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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He was abducted by aliens for his mathematical knowledge.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Really? Where is he now?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Somewhere in the Orion constellation.

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**barbie19022002****Member**- Registered: 2013-05-24
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Are you joking are serious..? somewhere in the Orion constellation...how are you so sure about it........

Why is T called island letter?

think, think, think and don't get up with a solution...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am not sure about anything. There is only a probability assigned to each thing I think I have seen or know. Certainty only applies in math and religion. Anyway, that was a joke. I am sure gAr is at home studying.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Ah, well. I was just about to build a transmitter to send him a message to see if he's alright.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It is like 500 light years from here. Your message is going to be very, very late.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Ever heard of warp drive?

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, but that is not what they call it.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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So? With that, I could've transmitted my message.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is used for vehicles and other solid objects.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Again, so? I can send him the message carved on a chunk of stone and send it to him. The only problem is I do not know his exact location...

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, so what you are suggesting is time stopping, gravity distorting kaboobly doo. Is it not?

The only problem is I do not know his exact location...

Is that the only problem? You have a large supply of [ ] available? The largest I know of is at [ ], some [ ] pounds of it.

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**If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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