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30 04 12

Zoology

Zero-point energy would’ve been the topic for today if it wasn’t for the fact that I’m still not very well acquainted with its details, and couldn’t be bothered to look them up.

Zoology, the part of biology that concerns itself with the animal kingdom, its structure, the species within and their attributes.
I personally see it as the field that tries to catalogue all the different species, their subspecies, shared ancestors, mutated branches, and so on and so forth. It’d be very interesting to see a complete A to Z catalogue of all species of animals, alive, extinct, or expected to become real, and how their bodies function, what special traits they have, what the relations are between said species, and how they all function in the bigger picture.

Sadly, that doesn’t real. In fact, most people would regard it as an impossible task to accomplish, especially due to the very flexible and oft-changing nature of, ahem, nature. Still, it’s worth trying, and any result that sprouts from that is a big achievement on its own.

The animal kingdom is beautiful in its versatility, diversity and vastness, and we have a lot to learn from it. Good examples are how we’re incorporating features from specific animals into robots to make them more mobile, ie very flexible and thus capable of finding earthquake victims trapped under huge piles of debris.

We might just save lives by learning from others.
~ Fang

Comments

  • 03/05/2012 (12:56 PM)

    I love zoology! It’s amazing that they’re still discovering new species of animals and fish in the amazon and waaaay deep in the ocean, like, everyday! Pretty cool.

  • 02/05/2012 (9:46 AM)

    Zoology. A complete list of all the animals? That would be awesome! …. but is that even possible? I mean.. everything? every species? …. Hm, Why am I asking these questions? lol..

    The animal kingdom is truly beautiful. Mysterious, yet interesting. And we can learn lots of things from them… Yes, yes.. :)

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    01/05/2012 (10:16 PM)

    I think there is a lot science can still learn from nature…cool A-Z!

  • 01/05/2012 (4:12 PM)

    We might but what are the chances of us actually doing it? I think even though I have an interest in animals, zoology wouldn’t be all for me. I could never be a vet either.

  • 01/05/2012 (3:27 PM)

    I actually read somewhere that scientists were looking at the skulls of woodpeckers to see how their brains don’t get damaged and then hopefully use it to create stronger cars etc

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