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Revolving Mammal Quiz (RV)

Unread post by Philip1 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:21 pm

Rolling resistance on different surfaces. (Soft/Hard)?
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Unread post by onewithnature » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:10 am

:hmz: One of the things, yes ... what else?
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Unread post by Philip1 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:23 am

:? Stopping?
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Unread post by onewithnature » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:39 am

:) No, not really.
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Unread post by PARDUS1029 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:38 pm

i am going to take a stab in the the dark.

Because of the mammals predecessor. And "development" of new "skills" always take the easy way. and it would have be alot more difficult to develop a wheel system that is connected to the body and turn in a circle r motion.
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Unread post by onewithnature » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:42 am

Circular motion of a part attached to the body is indeed a serious restriction to living wheel systems, Pardus. :clap: :clap:

Yet, I'm still looking for one more, and possibly the most important, obstacle to why mammals (and other similar-sized animals) have rather developed legs instead of wheels. :hmz:
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Unread post by Timepilot » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:48 am

OWN, I would think this is due to the incremental nature of evolution. Whilst the development of the wheel naturally would for all intents and purposes appear to be the pinnacle of evolution, the slow changes mean that the gap is to great and mammals will not achieve that pinnacle. I think they call this "Mount Improbable" in evolutionary science. I'm guessing as well that the landscape in which most mammals travel is more suited to ambulatory motion than wheeled motion therefore the evolutionary drive is minimised.

This, coupled with the anatomical improbabilities of circular motion means that we still have to get around on our own two feet :lol:
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Unread post by onewithnature » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:17 am

Philip1 wrote:Rolling resistance on different surfaces. (Soft/Hard)?


PARDUS1029 wrote:Because of the mammals predecessor. And "development" of new "skills" always take the easy way. and it would have be alot more difficult to develop a wheel system that is connected to the body and turn in a circle r motion.


Timepilot wrote:OWN, I would think this is due to the incremental nature of evolution. Whilst the development of the wheel naturally would for all intents and purposes appear to be the pinnacle of evolution, the slow changes mean that the gap is to great and mammals will not achieve that pinnacle. I think they call this "Mount Improbable" in evolutionary science. I'm guessing as well that the landscape in which most mammals travel is more suited to ambulatory motion than wheeled motion therefore the evolutionary drive is minimised.

This, coupled with the anatomical improbabilities of circular motion means that we still have to get around on our own two feet
OWN, I would think this is due to the incremental nature of evolution. Whilst the development of the wheel naturally would for all intents and purposes appear to be the pinnacle of evolution, the slow changes mean that the gap is to great and mammals will not achieve that pinnacle. I think they call this "Mount Improbable" in evolutionary science. I'm guessing as well that the landscape in which most mammals travel is more suited to ambulatory motion than wheeled motion therefore the evolutionary drive is minimised.

This, coupled with the anatomical improbabilities of circular motion means that we still have to get around on our own two feet :lol:


All three of you have made valid points. :clap: :clap: :clap: The major problems with having wheels on living systems is rolling resistance, the difficulty of having rotating living tissues connected to the animal's frame, and the fact that obstacles such as rocks require a wheel the size of the obstacle itself to roll over it. There are also the factors of wheels getting stuck and not having much flexibility in turning.

I will hand open this quiz to anyone to ask the next question. :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Philip1 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:52 pm

Maybe this is an old question....but.... Which mammal has the fattest milk?
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Unread post by jaytea » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:26 pm

A seal?
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Unread post by Philip1 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:55 pm

Jaytea :clap: :clap:

"The hooded seal has the highest percentage of fat recorded in mammals at +- 65%..."
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Unread post by onewithnature » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:59 am

Jaytea :clap:
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Unread post by Philip1 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:15 pm

onewithnature wrote:Jaytea :clap:


Jaytea... 8)
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Re: Revolving Mammal Quiz (RV)

Unread post by jaytea » Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:55 am

Ha! That was out of the archives!!!

Sorry to be so tardy - life/work getting in the way of fun!

Which wild South African mammal has demonstrated the potential to become domesticated?
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Unread post by onewithnature » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:48 am

:hmz: Cheetah?
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