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Medical student in the United Kingdom, having previously studied Biology at A-Level. I spend a good deal of my time volunteering with St John Ambulance, which I find fantastically rewarding and when I'm not writing essays I'm handling flags here on Bio.SE.


Jun
18
comment Is extreme cladism a mainstream position in the species debate?
"that seems to me to be very far from the defining characteristic of cladism. Instead I'd says cladism is characterized by emphasizing monophyletic concepts (archosaur or ray-finned fish) over polyphyletic ones (like reptile or fish) and emphasizing the arbitrariness of Linnaean ranks (calling everything a clade instead of phylum/class/etc.)." - many apologies :/
Jun
18
comment Is extreme cladism a mainstream position in the species debate?
Sorry, the following comments got toasted in a testing catastrophe - my fault: "Depending on how strong the emphasis is on monophyletic concepts, it would have the consequence that has been pointed in the question: if the "mono" in "monophyletic" indicates a single, non-branching stretch in the evolutionary tree, a species cannot survive its "sending forth a new side species", as LaPorte puts it." & ...
Jun
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
18
revised What is the most heat-tolerant organism?
Updated to use new reference style
Jun
18
revised Regarding TIMP and MMP enzymes
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Jun
18
revised What are tendons made of specifically
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Jun
18
revised Is collagen supplementation useless?
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Jun
17
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
16
revised Does testosterone increase female sexual behavior?
Updated to use DOI links and new reference style
Jun
16
revised Why do Humans not produce Vitamin C like other mammals?
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Jun
16
revised Why do Humans not produce Vitamin C like other mammals?
Updated to use DOI where possible & full references.
Jun
15
answered Why do people have darker skin in sunnier climates?
Jun
15
answered What are the consequences of voluntary total celibacy?
Jun
13
awarded  Good Question
Jun
9
comment Regarding TIMP and MMP enzymes
Did you mean to make this community wiki?
Jun
8
revised Does the word “polymorphism” refer to the gene, the phenotype, or both?
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Jun
8
comment What part of food gives the blood red color?
@user132314 yep, that's pretty much it :)
Jun
8
comment Why are we using upper teeth and lower lip on labiodental sounds?
I'd imagine I'm not the only one who just said their saying it to see if you're right. It could be something to do with the bottom teeth being set behind the top ones I suppose, you have to use energy to pull your bottom jaw forward if you're doing it the other way. Really interesting though xD
Jun
8
answered What part of food gives the blood red color?
Jun
7
revised Why are (some) cats attracted by bleach?
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