Jennifer Smith

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Katja Schulz: Ah - that explains it. Glad to have spotted it. Cheers.

    about 1 month ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: Oops, this was keeping track of marine stats based on the WoRMS hierarchy. I think the WoRMS connector was redone and we forgot to update the code for this page. I'll put in a ticket to get this done. Thanks!

    about 1 month ago

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    Sam Owens commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Nicole Yancy-Bowzer: Well, if we aren't animals, then we certainly aren't vertebrates, because all vertebrates are animals. And if we're not animals, then we're not amniotes...and we're definitely not mammals! I hope my jest is obvious. I agree with you that the issue is semantic; what I mean is it depends on if you're asking a taxonomist or, say, a philosopher. Botanists have the same argument with chefs that insist upon categorizing tomatoes, cucumbers, etc. as vegetables and not fruit. I say that we are animals, and we should be proud of it!

    about 1 month ago

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    Nicole Yancy-Bowzer commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    There is a debate concerning humans being animals. In the Webster dictionary, animals are defined as living creatures not human or plant. Another view point is that humans belong to the Animalia Kingdom deeming humans as animals. The rebuttal to this argument is that when the word animal came to language, humans were assumed to be their own alternative species therefore not classified as an animal. After such time, the Animalia Kingdom was derived from the same Latin word. The word animal derives from a Latin word animalia meaning "of breath" however, now we have learned not all animals have a breath. Others believe that these 6 kingdoms classify living organisms by their characteristic similarities and since humans poses mental characteristics not found in other animals, there would have been a seventh kingdom if our technology today existed when the kingdoms were created. The question of the day is, since humans belong to the Animalia Kingdom, are they indeed animals or by technical definition of the word animal, can we be classified as an Animalia but not an animal until we change the definition in the dictionary?

    about 1 month ago • edited: about 1 month ago

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    Marie Studer commented on "EOL Learning and Education Community":

    @sujith ts: Hello Sujith! Welcome to the EOL L+E Community. Please let us know if you have any questions about EOL. There is additional information on the EOL Discover pages (http://eol.org/discover) that might be of interest.

    4 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Mohsen Amini: The book that I have is pretty useful -- it is Jaegers A source-book of biological names and terms and here is a review: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC200911/?page=1 It looks like inexpensive used copies of this book are not difficult to find.

    5 months ago

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    Mohsen Amini commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Cyndy Parr: oh thanks a lot. i probably should search more for that :) anyway there is a book "The Etymological Dictionary of Earth Science" by Matt Horrigan about 400 pages. maybe it has good information. but i could not find any review or anything about it's content. you don't know nothing about that book? :/

    5 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Mohsen Amini: Etymology might help but isn't always easy to find. I have a book that says that ""milio" is related to a kind of hawk or kite. But "milium" is related to millet or grain. "Lida" might have to do with a cap. I don't know anything about forams to know if this makes sense for that group.

    5 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Bart C.: No, sorry, we don't yet have a way to batch upload a list of taxa to a collection, other than creating a content partner. If you send us a list we can do it for you.

    5 months ago

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    Bart C. commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Cyndy Parr: It has been some time (8 months apparently), so just want to check if anything is moving/moved around uploading a batch of taxa into a collection? The suggestion to take the 'content partner' approach seemed a bit too much, so I preferred to wait for some time.

    5 months ago

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    Mohsen Amini commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    hey all. I'm learning about foraminifera now. have a problem memorize the names cause too many as u know. so i think if i have the etymology it will help a lot to memorize. but i could not find for lots of them. for example what is the meaning of Miliolida?

    6 months ago

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    Marie Studer commented on "EOL Learning and Education Community":

    @P Ho: Hi P Ho! Thanks for joining the Learning + Education Community. You can find more information on the EOL Discover pages (http://eol.org/discover) that might be of interest.

    6 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    Also, please don't forget that API discussions (and others) are happening here: http://eol.org/forums

    7 months ago

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    Barb Banbury commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Cyndy Parr: Thanks Cyndy, sounds great!

    7 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Barb Banbury: Hi Barb, we have a paper in preparation, hope to be submitting in the next few days. Will contact you offline.

    7 months ago

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    Barb Banbury commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    Is there a citation for the API we can use?

    7 months ago

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    Marie Studer commented on "EOL Learning and Education Community":

    @Mohamed Attia: Hi Mohamed - thanks for joining the Learning and Education Community. Glad to have you! Please let us know if you have any questions about EOL. There is additional information on the EOL Discover pages (http://eol.org/discover) that might be of interest.

    8 months ago

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    Marie Studer commented on "Saguaro National Park BioBlitz Community":

    @Karl Horak: Hi Karl! Welcome to the Saguaro NP Community and to EOL! We created this community a couple of years ago when there was a big BioBlitz at the park. The community probably isn't too active at the moment, but all the associated Collections should be relatively up-to-date.

    8 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Corvi Zeman: Just saw the conversation about Dipus halli and Dipus sagitta. Best thing might be to add a brief article for D. sagitta with the subject "Taxonomy" that indicates that Sowerby, Wilson & Reeder, and other sources (cite them) list D. halli as a synonym. That might help the searching. Meanwhile, I'll send a notice to ITIS because we get Wilson & Reeder from them and they should have the synonym but don't appear to.

    9 months ago