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Damien Trinh (Kairi)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 08, 2006 - 3:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nocturnal creatures died on one half of the world. And on the other half they roamed the skies and land.
What is happening?
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Posted on Tuesday, August 08, 2006 - 5:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"the world" = planet earth?
Some other planet?
Something else other than a planet?
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is this set:
on a planet that does not rotate on its axis, i.e. one half of the planet is perpetually in daytime, the other in night?
on a planet that used to rotate, but for some reason no longer does?
Kairi (Kairi)
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"the world" = planet earth? yes
Some other planet? no
Something else other than a planetno
is this set:
on a planet that does not rotate on its axis, i.e. one half of the planet is perpetually in daytime, the other in night?the planet still rotates
on a planet that used to rotate, but for some reason no longer does?close
Kairi (Kairi)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 09, 2006 - 12:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh and what I mean by what is happening is that what and why is it heppening. I don't just want like 'the world has stopped rotating. I also want to know why. Bearing in mind that the world has NOT stopped rotating in this puzzle
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Posted on Wednesday, August 09, 2006 - 3:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is one side of the planet perpetualaly dark, even though it still rotates?
Nocturnal creatures as in normal animals? Supernatural creatures? Werewolves and vampires?
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Posted on Wednesday, August 09, 2006 - 8:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the diurnal creatures dying too?
Sciguy47 (Sciguy47)
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Will the frolicking nocturnal animals(collectively) die for the same reason the animals on the other side did?

Did the sun explode?
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Does this have anything to do with change to the planet's rotation? Has the planet started to rotate when it hadn't before, or has the rate of rotation or tilt or other physical property changed?
Has the solar system changed - merged with another, or has any change occured to the sun? Do any other solar systems, stars, or galactic thingamadingees come into play?
Any relation to locations at the poles of the earth, where a period of continual darkness is follwed by a period of continual daylight?
Kairi (Kairi)
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Is one side of the planet perpetualaly dark, even though it still rotates?no it does change to light, after the earth rotates to the otherside...then the opposite happens
Nocturnal creatures as in normal animals? yesSupernatural creatures? Werewolves and vampires?no
Kairi (Kairi)
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Are the diurnal creatures dying too?they are..on the side that the nocturnal animals rule
Will the frolicking nocturnal animals(collectively) die for the same reason the animals on the other side did?they will die when they are on the otherside of the world, facing the sun

Did the sun explode?nope...not that easy
Does this have anything to do with change to the planet's rotation?YES Has the planet started to rotate when it hadn't before, or has the rate of rotation or tilt or other physical property changed? this is our planet...Earth. The rotation has just changed...but why?
Has the solar system changed - merged with another, or has any change occured to the sun?no Do any other solar systems, stars, or galactic thingamadingees come into play?no
Any relation to locations at the poles of the earth, where a period of continual darkness is follwed by a period of continual daylight? well not continual, but it does last for a long time and no there is no relation to the position of the poles...I think =S
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Are the diurnal creatures of radically different chemistry/physiology than the nocturnal ones?

Is this a reoccuring event? Does it occur often? Regularly?
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Is this due to extended daylight/nighttime experienced during the progression of the seasons?
Or has meteor impact changed the Earth's rotation?
Kairi (Kairi)
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Are the diurnal creatures of radically different chemistry/physiology than the nocturnal ones?they're just normal earth creatures

Is this a reoccuring event? Does it occur often? Regularly?it is reocuuring, it is regular and not so much often, it does take a while for it to happen again..1 monthI
s this due to extended daylight/nighttime experienced during the progression of the seasons? no
Or has meteor impact changed the Earth's rotation?no
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Does this have something to do with tides?
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Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 - 4:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Swapping of the magnetic poles relevant?
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Astronomical causes?
Has something become tide locked?
Has Earth's rotation slowed down?

The regions that both natures of the creatures dominate, is this defined only by, and right to, the terminus or are there 'fuzzy' regions where both species can exist?

Will ALL creatures become extinct within one full rotation of the Earth?
Kairi (Kairi)
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Does this have something to do with tides?no
Swapping of the magnetic poles relevant?no
Astronomical causes?you could say yes
Has something become tide locked?no
Has Earth's rotation slowed down?yes, but why?

The regions that both natures of the creatures dominate, is this defined only by, and right to, the terminus or are there 'fuzzy' regions where both species can exist?rephrase

Will ALL creatures become extinct within one full rotation of the Earth?most, apart from some fish and undergroung animals and some plants.
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Humans involved? Did this happen sometime in the history of the earth? Will it probably happen sometime in the future?
Atmosphere invoved? Ozone layer?
Do the animals die from exhaustion? Lack of oxygen? Poisoning? Are they killed by other organisms?
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Humans involved?no Did this happen sometime in the history of the earth?no Will it probably happen sometime in the future?yes
Atmosphere invoved? Ozone layer?no and no
Do the animals die from exhaustion?no Lack of oxygen?no Poisoning?no Are they killed by other organisms?no, if one side is light for a long time and the other dark for a long time why do you think they died?
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Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 5:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Right, i'm guessing a clue is desprately in need so...If you were to spin a ball, what would happen over a short period of time, before it stopped?
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Th worlds rotation has slowed down so much that it is day/night for so long that in the daytime nocturnal creatures cannot get food and so starve to death. Right, or something similar?

Not sure why the world has slowed down its rotation, unless it is some lame reason like in that rubbish Core movie.
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Th worlds rotation has slowed down so much that it is day/night for so long that in the daytime nocturnal creatures cannot get food and so starve to death. Right, or something similar?YES

Not sure why the world has slowed down its rotation, unless it is some lame reason like in that rubbish Core movie.well that should be very easy to figure out
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is the reason for the world slowing down something that could actually happen?

Or is it something supernatural and non-existent? e.g. Yahweh/Allah slowing the world down for some religious reason
Or is it something using bad science? e.g. like in the movie 'the core'.

The earth is slwoing down IIRC but so slowly that by the time it has any noticable effect (in a few million years time) the sun will have gone supernova and consumed the earth.
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im guessing that for some unexplained reason the earth's rotation compared with its revolution of the sun fell to the same proportion of that of the moon and the earth, therefore it is always day at one half of the world and night on the other half since the same side of the earth is always facing the sun (just like we never see the other side of the moon)
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is the reason for the world slowing down something that could actually happen?

Or is it something supernatural and non-existent? e.g. Yahweh/Allah slowing the world down for some religious reason
Or is it something using bad science? e.g. like in the movie 'the core'.

The earth is slwoing down IIRC but so slowly that by the time it has any noticable effect (in a few million years time) the sun will have gone supernova and consumed the earth.
im guessing that for some unexplained reason the earth's rotation compared with its revolution of the sun fell to the same proportion of that of the moon and the earth, therefore it is always day at one half of the world and night on the other half since the same side of the earth is always facing the sun (just like we never see the other side of the moon)both well done
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The reason the earth has slowed down is simply beacuse of time...The rotation of earth will slow down, just like anything else than spins. The moon, the sun, all the planets will eventually slow down. In doing so extended day and night times.
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HAte to rain on your parade but because the spin is slowing down so slowly over millions of years (if at all - there are a few schools of thought about it) then the creatures that we know as 'nocturnal' will have ample time to evolve to fit the environment. Not to mention what I already said about the sun going supernova waaaay before that happens
I know it's just a puzzle. :-)
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Of course, this could have been on some other mystical planet where, due to some other-worldly-phenomenon, the planet's rotation slows more quickly than animals can adapt...
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Well actually the sun isnt going to to end for atleast another 5billion years and unless million is now higher billion then theres no problem and also even only 24hours added to the day, so 1 day is twice our day now,would disrupt many things. And for the earths rotation is slow down 1 day would take about 2000-5000yrs. Animals do not evovle that quickly. They may adapt slightly but never fully to flourish in the environment and also the plants.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - 10:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

you are right about the sun being billions ot millions away from supernova. my mistaje.
as far as slowing down though:
http://www.talkorigins.org/indexcc/CE/CE011.html

0.005 seconds per year per year is the rate of slowing. This means that after 5000 years the earth will have only slowed by 25 seconds per year. certainly not 50%. This rate is such that 4bn years ago we had a 14 hour day roughly. plenty of time for evolution.

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