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Newt image[edit]

The cell looks like it's in metaphase. Info on cell cycle here. The original owner does say that the image is of early anaphase but not all the chromosomes are on the meiotic plate yet, meaning it's in late metaphase. I think my correction was right.

Semi-protected edit request on 24 January 2014[edit]

72.2.8.235 (talk) 04:21, 24 January 2014 (UTC)this is an untrue website because it can be edited by anyone

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. Regarding your statement, I believe Wikipedia is "generally trustworthy" (buy not academically reliable) because incorrect information is usually removed or fixed quickly. You can also see reliability of Wikipedia for what others have said. --Anon126 (talk - contribs) 06:01, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Homo sapiens[edit]

Homo sapiens are an important animal species, 7 billion of them, need to have their picture too. Yogesh Khandke (talk) 05:40, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Another reason why it's a good idea is because people unversed in biology are oft-forgetful of the reality that Homo is, in fact, a metazoan genus. In humanities academia the forgetfulness is pandemic. I can attest -- with stories to tell. 213.109.230.96 (talk) 21:29, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Animal etymology[edit]

'Animal' just comes from the Latin 'animal'(gen. animalis), meaning 'live creature' or just simply 'animal'. 'Anima' does mean 'breath, soul or life', but it isn't relevant here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheRandomCat (talkcontribs) 19:05, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

I'm not an animal[edit]

See Animal#Etymology. Your own Merriam-Webster definition proves that the normal English-language use of the word "animal" isn't colloquial, and it certainly isn't incorrect. The correct use of a word is determined by how others use the word, and dictionaries exist to record that consensus. Instead of "colloquial" and "incorrect", it should say "non-scientific usage", as in Wiktionary:animal. As for scientific usage, I recognize that when studying cell structure, it's convenient to use the same word to describe me, a worm, or a sponge, just as when studying the Sun's spectrum, it's convenient to consider the Sun to be a star. But that doesn't make it colloquial or incorrect to say "tonight, as soon as we see the stars" in a love letter, and it's perfectly Standard English to distinguish between animals and humans in a context such as a farmer distinguishing who belongs in his home from who belongs in his barn. Art LaPella (talk) 19:44, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

So edited. Art LaPella (talk) 15:13, 30 July 2014 (UTC)