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    First you're told all life depends on the sun, then you find out everyone's known for a long time that not ALL life depends on the sun.
    First they tell you ALL plants are photosynthetic (you even think it's a requirement to be a plant), then you see indian pipe flowers (white flowers coming out of the ground) and think you've discovered a new species, knowing how fungi don't have flowers and plants NEED to photosynthesize... then you go to your teacher and he says not ALL plants are autotrophic and that's just one plant of hundreds that is completely heterotrophic.
    You are told whole eggs are a single cell, then you go and find out that they only consist of one cell (at first)
    First you're told roaches, mantids, and grasshoppers are all in the same order (orthoptera), then you go find out that they can be classified in three different orders (orthoptera would be just grasshoppers, crickets, kaytidids)
    Remember the bee thread where I (and others) said that bees have barbed stingers and only sting once? that that's one difference between bees and wasps?
    well what do you know, like every darn thing you think you know, you find out it's wrong.
    Oh sure, HONEYBEES have barbed stingers and only sting once, but there are plenty of other bees that can sting multiple times.
    I had also said somewhere else that bees aren't parasitic.
    Well, what do you know, some of them are. They go lay eggs on other bee nests.
    Is it REALLY so hard to say "MOST life depends on the sun" or "MOST plants are autotrophs" or "HONEYBEES have barbed stingers and only sting once", etc?
    sure, discovering a new thing that defies conventional wisdom is exciting and fun, but when you find out everyone has known that for decades it gets really, REALLY annoying.
    anyway, just wanted to set the record straight [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]
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    Well all life does depend on the sun. Without it, we would all be frozen solid. At least on this planet anyway

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    I read that that honeybee one you stated was not true...that if the stinger is stabbed into another insect such as a hornet that it can still be pulled out...in mammals the stinger will get stuck.
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    There would be no plants if there is no sun. No plants means no oxygen, which even those deep sea creatures need (The deep sea ultimately depends on plants for oxygen). Anaerobic organisms would still eventually perhish due to the lack of stuff to ferment or eventually consume all the phosphate available.

    In addition, the earth would freeze over.

    Edit: You know there is an orchid which lives and even flowers undergound. I think it doesn't photosynthesize, pretty cool :P . Zongyi
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    well there's a happy medium to this discusion![img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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