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    You are getting sleeeepy...very, very sleeeeepy.... JennB's Avatar
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    While I agree that the teacher DEFINITELY shouldn't be passing on misinformation, you do have to consider the fact that the school in question apparently teaches creationism. Supplying facts doesn't seem to be a top priority in general.
    GAAAH!! Don't even get me started on this serious, and growing, breach in the war for keeping religion and gov't seperate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JennB View Post
    GAAAH!! Don't even get me started on this serious, and growing, breach in the war for keeping religion and gov't seperate!
    amen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mato77429 View Post
    haha thread CLOSED!


    (just kidding, guys)
    *chuckle* I'm just one mod of many, but it looks like everybody's being respectful.

    As for the original post, it seems like one of those cases where if interpret "what the teacher meant" liberally enough that it could be correct. Both as previously mentioned, over evolutionary timescales, or in cases where the nutrients can be supplied via a non-damaging method, we do see (or would expect to see) a reduction in investment in carnivory. So the point is relatively correct; carnivory exists to supply nutrition via an alternative method and will reduce in the absence of that pressure.

    Ask your teacher if a cactus will grow like a "normal plant" if you grow it in water.
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    are there any fossils of plants half way between a vft and normal plant if not its a no brainer,lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Est View Post
    Ask your teacher if a cactus will grow like a "normal plant" if you grow it in water.
    Nice!!! Perhaps a cactus would also grow without spines if critters stopped trying to munch on 'em.

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    Only mention of fossils and CPs I've seen is in Flora Malesiana Vol. 15 (Nepenthacae) which states that there were pollen grains found in the fossil record that resembled Drosera pollen but the fossilized pollen was 10 times larger than modern day Drosera pollen grains. It's fun to imagine CPs 10x larger than they are today, although the plants probably wouldn't have the same morphology as they do today. Nobody knows what they would look like since pollen is all that's been found preserved so far.

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    It absolutely amazes me that paleontologists can dig up a rock that formed tens of millions of years ago and extract miniscule grains of pollen, and identify them reliably! *head explodes*

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    I've read this wikipedia page numerous times, always astounds me.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archaeamphora_longicervia

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