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  1. #1 It's a riddle! 
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    What has seven heads and is a beast?

    Animals
    Plants
    Reptilians
    Amphibians
    Insects

    And seemingly controversial;

    Microbial
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    Fungi

    the answer is DNA!.?*&%^&


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    That's a terrible riddle.


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    A riddle it is indeed....
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    why is it a riddle?
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    I suppose that is for me to know and you to find out . . . lmao
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilomanjaro
    I suppose that is for me to know and you to find out . . . lmao
    Ummm...ok lets put it this way, as this is a scientific discussion board, what are we to be discussing and why?
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    It's a debate if you don't understand I'm sorry.
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    Here is a hint to the "riddle"

    DNA is minded and conscious. It is the living language substance of life, and it lives inside all the cells of all life forms on Earth. As your eyes scan these words, there are two meters of DNA in every single cell in your eyeballs, winding and unwinding like a snake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilomanjaro
    Here is a hint to the "riddle"

    DNA is minded and conscious. It is the living language substance of life, and it lives inside all the cells of all life forms on Earth. As your eyes scan these words, there are two meters of DNA in every single cell in your eyeballs, winding and unwinding like a snake.
    Ok from what I know DNA is not conscious or possessing a mind in the vernacular meaning of either term. And generally doesn't wind and unwind at any point.
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    I don't think much of the implied taxonomy of your riddle Kilomanjaro. It doesn't match any of the current schemes (nor any of the abandoned schemes, as far as I can see). Regretably I must agree with I_feel_tired_sleepy: it is a terrible riddle, but welcome to the forum anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    I don't think much of the implied taxonomy of your riddle Kilomanjaro. It doesn't match any of the current schemes (nor any of the abandoned schemes, as far as I can see). Regretably I must agree with I_feel_tired_sleepy: it is a terrible riddle, but welcome to the forum anyway.
    Wow I completely missed that part.

    Animals would cover reptiles, Insects and amphibians leaving

    Animals
    Plants
    Fungi
    "microbial" (not sure what is meant here either though)

    so four groups not seven and one of which isnt a recognized group at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilomanjaro
    It's a debate if you don't understand I'm sorry.
    I love it when a new member pops in to toss about his own exotic brand of idiocy, then sprays ham-fisted insults at long-time members when questioned.
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    Wow, my biological knowledge is way outdated. I was thinking there were 6 kingdoms. Gotta love wiki, even if it isn't the best, it is a decent source for learning non-intensively on subjects.
    Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools, because they have to say something.
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    Whittaker's 5 Kingdom model (Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Protista, Bacteria) is still taught in high schools but it's considered outdated at the university level, because of the disproportionate weight it gives to eukaryotic life.

    Woese's three domain system is generally the one used now: Eukarya, Bacteria, Archaea.

    The list given above is really silly. Reptiles and amphibians are both classes within the phylum Chordata (things with spinal chords), and Insecta is a class within Arphropoda (things with exoskeletons), both of those phylums are of course in the kingdom Animalia (multicellular heterotrophic eukaryotes).
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