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comment Can foxes move their ears independently?
Not easy for me. Your reference (1) does not support your point directly and reference (2) is to a book with no page number. Can you please find a reference that directly supports the point?
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comment Can foxes move their ears independently?
How can you tell from a still photo that only one ear is moving?
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comment More entropy: Atom or Macromolecule?
@WYSIWYG: While I think "better suited in ___" is not a basis for closing the question is just not very good so I think it should be closed anyway. Thanks.
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comment More entropy: Atom or Macromolecule?
Number of microstates, yes. Being struck (or not) by photons, no. Incoming photons may affect the entropy of a system but the entropy is defined in terms of possible microstates (restrictions on freedom of rotation, etc.). I think the language is confusing.
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comment More entropy: Atom or Macromolecule?
Link to Meta question: (meta.biology.stackexchange.com/questions/640/…)
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comment More entropy: Atom or Macromolecule?
The OP should have indicated the question was cross-posted. Otherwise it is allowed. The answer at the other SE points out a weakness of the question but cross-pollination is good. It looks like I will be making my case on Meta again.
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comment More entropy: Atom or Macromolecule?
Being struck by photons and emitting light have nothing to do with entropy in this setting.
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comment More entropy: Atom or Macromolecule?
I see the close vote is for off-topic. I think this question is safely in the intersection of chemistry/physics and biology. Entropy is very important in biology and I think this standard question is not off-topic.
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