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  Zoo hypothesis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The zoo hypothesis is a relatively popular subject matter in science fiction.
In this story the zoo hypothesis is expressed by way of the Earth itself functioning as an observational platform.
This is a slight variation on the zoo hypothesis, in that an alien race has apparently visited us in the distant past, but is not interested in active observation until a predetermined technological level is reached.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zoo_hypothesis   (604 words)

 Association of Zoos and Aquariums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The research now underway and planned by Zoo Atlanta scientists, and scientists at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is varied, including studies of breeding season behavior, the effects of environmental variables, the effects of positive reinforcement, and the collection of medical data.
The focus of much of the panda research conducted by Zoo Atlanta researchers in Chengdu thus far is on reproductive behavior and mother-cub behavior, because pandas have historically not bred well in captivity.
For example, Zoo Atlanta’s consulting dentist Dr. Laura Braswell has been taking data on the status of the animals' teeth and gums during their annual physical exams over a period of about 10 years, and has obtained similar data from some other zoos.
www.aza.org /ConScience/PandaZooAtlanta   (1243 words)

 Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Beginning in 1984, zoo staff set out to achieve three objectives: (1) secure the species in captivity, (2) provide biological insight through research, and (3) define a leadership role for AZA institutions in future in situ conservation initiatives.
They pursued this hypothesis with a phenetic analysis of the entire genus and published formal recommendation for species level status of this taxon, a designation now widely accepted.
The American Zoo and Aquarium Association was founded in 1924 and currently represents 213 accredited zoos and aquariums in North America.
www.aza.org /HonorsAwards/NA_MemphisZoo   (454 words)

 Brooklyn College Weekend Core 3.21 - Additives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The hypothesis that life on earth was started by bacteria sent via spaceship nearly 4 billion years ago from an advanced civilization located somewhere in the universe.
The hypothesis that the Earth has been visited by an extraterrestrial civilization whose members have left no signs of their visits.
There exists somewhere in the world a small band of people who, for reasons of diet, culture, or climate, are able to live fruitful lives though 140 or more years of age.
academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu /biology/dklein/additives/theories.html   (156 words)

 News from Zoos
Zoos are in an excellent position to help in the fight to save endangered species.
Over two hundred zoos in North America are accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA), a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums.
Woodland Park Zoo of Seattle is a major supporter of ISLT and in situ conservation in general.
www.umich.edu /~esupdate/mayjun2003/newsfromzoos.htm   (856 words)

 zoo hypothesis
According to this idea, alien races are taking good care to avoid making their presence known to us or exerting an influence on our development (just as the Federation in Star Trek has a strict policy of non-intervention with the less technologically sophisticated cultures they encounter).
Our planet and our species, it is hypothesized, may be under close scrutiny, like the animals in a zoo, without us being aware of it.
Only when we are sufficiently advanced, it is suggested, may we be let into the secret and inducted into the galactic society of beings capable of interstellar travel.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/Z/zoohypoth.html   (241 words)

 Zoocheck Canada Inc. - Programs & Projects - Zoo Check - Zoos in Ontario: An Investigative Report - Animal Welfare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
As a scientist, one is taught to start with a hypothesis and then to try to disprove it (the "null hypothesis").
If, by starting with this hypothesis, we give the animals the benefit of the doubt while at the same time setting out to disprove it, we should at least then give them the consideration they need.
To start from the reverse hypothesis would be, at best, to take a long, slow time about reaching our conclusions and, at worst, be a case of fiddling while Rome burns.
www.zoocheck.com /programs/zoocheck/lindley/welfare97.shtml   (660 words)

 Apocalypse Cow Special Tub Ring Bulletin
For example, Zoo Hypothesis starts out with the off-kilter piano accompaniment and crooning vocal line of "Tiny, Little", only to be obliterated by the tough-as-nails unison power chords of "Death Of The Robot", which is then enveloped by the warmth of orchestrated violins starting off "The Promise Keeper".
Apocalypse Cow was charged with the task of transferring that live enthusiasm to record, and their onstage fervor is mirrored by the brazen creativity and orchestral arrangements of Zoo Hypothesis.
Zoo Hypothesis was recorded digitally on The Cow's "fire-breathing mega-computer" using Sonar, Acid, Beat Quantizer, Drumagog and Gigasampler (among others), as are all releases done at Apocalypse Cow.
www.callthecow.com /2004-newsletters/TubRing/index.htm   (926 words)

 H-Net Review: Dale D. Goble on Reading Zoos: Representations of Animals and Captivity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Zoos thus serve to obscure both the impending "geocide" and the fundamental connection between humans and other animals.
The zoo, Malamud argues, is both a model of empire--because of the dominion that humans exercise over the animals--and a metaphor for imperialist society--because it imposes a unilateral and exploitative power relationship on nature.
But one zoo does not define the class and Malamud's argument that "the zoo is indeed fundamentally a construct of imperial society" (p.
www.h-net.msu.edu /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=948944866360   (1227 words)

 DOA - Tub Ring - Zoo Hypothesis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Zoo Hypothesis is, in short, the record Mike Patton probably should have made between Faith No More’s Angel Dust and Mr.
There are moments on Zoo Hypothesis that could grab the ear of someone not hungry for inventive or bombastic punk (the bizarre carnival collage “The Night Watch,” the somehow deceptively soothing “Vehicle”), but Tub Ring works best here when the amps and the mixing board are cranked up to meltdown levels.
It’s here where, conceits and collages and concepts aside, you figure the band has got to be loud and angry enough to be heard on whatever planet to which those alien ancestors were in such a rush to return.
www.adequacy.net /review.php?reviewid=4727   (660 words)

 Tub Ring: Zoo Hypothesis Aversion.com Review
The music on Zoo Hypothesis sounds giddy, as if played out by deliriously hyperactive children who were up all night drinking coffee tainted with the blood and piss of their muse, Mike Patton.
While Zoo Hypothesis ultimately suffers from an identity crisis, it stays within the seemingly endless boundaries of its own bizarre and brainy world of freak metal.
Contributing to the peculiarity of Zoo Hypothesis is the band’s mashing of lounge pop, calypso, hip hop, punk, and electronica into its huge mass of zany metal.
www.aversion.com /bands/reviews.cfm?f_id=1809   (571 words)

 Woodland Park Zoo Wildlife Conservation
Hugh Webster of Sussex University has begun his fieldwork to investigate the hypothesis that the ranging behavior of wild dogs can be understood in terms of the competition and predation pressures exerted by other large predators, especially lions.
Several lectures were given to ‘zoo group travelers’ at various locations in northern Botswana this year.
These lectures, sometimes given by graduate students and sometimes by Tico or Lesley provide an important forum to inform and educate both the tourists and the tour operators where these groups are lodging on the issues of predator conservation in Botswana.
www.zoo.org /conservation/wilddog.html   (2525 words)

 Zoo Hypothesis - Tub Ring - Song Listings
There are few things sadder than a band that tries to be really weird and freaky but in fact isn't.
The minute-long blast "The Viking Song" (parts of which bear an unfortunate resemblance to Oingo Boingo, poster children for that whole not-as-weird-as-they-think thing) is in brilliant contrast to the deceptively melodic, downright catchy "Raindrops," a song that would fit perfectly on an Olivia Tremor Control album.
There are dull and/or annoying parts to Zoo Hypothesis, but the whole thing is so hyperactively edited that it's a thrill ride regardless.
www.mp3.com /albums/642733/summary.html?from=445269   (489 words)

 Zoobilee Zoo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Zoobilee Zoo a children's television program originally aired from 1986 - 2001.
It was broadcast several television channels including: Public Broadcasting Stations The Learning Channel and the Hallmark Channel.
Not a flaw can be found on Here Comes The Zoo.
www.freeglossary.com /Zoobilee_Zoo   (296 words)

 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo - On-Site Research
There are currently 62 active research projects at the Zoo including projects involving animal behavior, endocrinology, genetics, epidemiology, veterinary medicine and social science.
The goal of the study is to elucidate whether outbreaks of infections are associated with environmental conditions or genealogical descent.
This study tests the hypothesis that stereotypic behaviors may be reduced through environmental enrichment and training programs.
www.clemetzoo.com /whats_new/research.asp   (827 words)

 The ETH and the Likelihood of Interstellar Travel - UFO Evidence
The (un)likelihood of extraterrestrial visitation is probably one of the most debated aspects of the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis, the answer being an essential component to the validity of the ETH.
The problem with the first and second hypothesis, is that one would have to assume it to be true for every extraterrestrial civilization.
This author favors hypothesis three, that there is a "galactic club," an established network of old advanced civilizations, and that Earth is under a certain "quarantine." Thus, in my opinion there simply is no Fermi Paradox.
www.ufoevidence.org /documents/doc85.htm   (2335 words)

 Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Indeed, behavioural observations both in the field and in captivity supported this hypothesis.
I found that fl rats are behaviourally dominant to rice rats and that smaller rice rats are more likely to be physically displaced by fl rats.
Having provided scientific evidence that fl rats are a threat to rice rat survival, surveys are urgently needed to search beyond La Bomba for other remnant populations of the Santiago rice rat.
www.colszoo.org /Conservation/2003/dances_rats.htm   (922 words)

 NEWCITYCHICAGO.COM: Street Smart Chicago
The band's five records, including 2004's "Zoo Hypothesis" (Underground), display an incredible knack for experimental rock--not experimental in the boring-as-fuck Sonic Youth drone or a hyper-technical and hyper-lame indie-rock piss, but more akin to Mr.
On "Zoo Hypothesis," wildly diverse instrumentation blends with e-string crunch, Kevin Gibson's middle tenor, musical theories that range from straight electronic to plush orchestration, and snapping time shifts; it would be easy for all of this to sound mashed together and forced, but few of the sixteen tracks here sound anything but natural.
Listen closely and you'll hear everything from "Jesus Christ Superstar" to Conflict to Calexico to Deicide--all with a sense of humor, all with energy intact, and all exactly as bizarre as you might imagine.
www.newcitychicago.com /chicago/3622.html   (268 words)

 The Space Review: The Park hypothesis
The Park hypothesis states that intelligent alien civilizations do exist, but they have not colonized the galaxy because they don’t want to.
A criticism of the Park hypothesis is that while some alien civilizations act in accordance with Bob Park’s principles, it would be unrealistic to expect all of them to comply.
Now that we have the Park hypothesis, it could also be possible that aliens have its equivalent too, perhaps named after a famous anti-alien-spaceflight activist of its world.
www.thespacereview.com /article/629/1   (880 words)

 HYBRIDMAGAZINE.COM | REVIEWS | Tub Ring - Zoo Hypothesis album review
We had a good laugh over that one, especially since the imagery didn't make a whole lot of sense, but still managed to convey some sort of terrifying vision.
Zoo Hypothesis has as its central theme the idea that the earth was seeded by aliens several thousand years ago, and that we are the result of said experiment.
Zoo Hypothesis forms the great questions that ponder our place in the cosmos; our meaning in existence, and then subsequently answers them in the draconian fashion of cultist demagoguery.
www.hybridmagazine.com /reviews/0105/tubring.shtml   (498 words)

 Denver Zoo: Education: Young Scientists
Be visited by a Denver Zoo educator three times to learn about ethology, the process of scientific inquiry, data collection methodologies, and exhibit design.
Visit the Denver Zoo two times to develop hypotheses, collect data, and tour the zoo.
Have the opportunity to be selected by the school to attend the Denver Zoo and the Chase Bank Young Scientists Best of Show Gala.
www.denverzoo.org /education/youngScientists.asp   (245 words)

 IIA > Public Outreach > Astrobiology > Extra-terrestrial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The zoo hypothesis predicts that we will never find them because they do not want to be found.
However, this hypothesis is outside the purview of science because it leads nowhere.
The zoo hypothesis seems to be pessimistic and psychologically unpleasant.
www.iiap.res.in /outreach/astrobiol5.html   (5302 words)

 The Great Filter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
No special social theory would be required for a "zoo" hypothesis [Ball 73] which is bundled with one of the astrophysics alternatives listed above which would imply that aggressively colonized systems look just like natural ones.
The common patterns of visible matter across the observable universe would have to be explained by a remarkably common preferences for the density and nature of such preserves, and a common lack of preference for any visible partially-restructured "gardens".
I mention this common zoo hypothesis not because I find it especially plausible, but because it is among the most plausible scenario I can construct without also invoking astrophysics alternatives like FTL travel.
hanson.gmu.edu /greatfilter.html   (8195 words)

 Where Have All the Spacemen Gone? Speculations On the Fermi Paradox (Part 3)
This possibility, known as the Zoo Hypothesis, likens the Earth to some sort of alien exhibit in which they observe us in the same way we might watch research subjects through a one-way mirror.
It seems highly unlikely that the Zoo Hypothesis is the right solution.
After all, aliens in SF who attempt such things always stumble, leaving behind an artifact, having sex with one of those they are observing, or wearing dark glasses when unnecessary thus tipping off people that they are really reptiles.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/sf_and_society/92198/2   (429 words)

 Tub Ring - Zoo Hypothesis
Tub Ring is so Bungle-inspired that they even hired Trey Spruance to produce their 2001 effort, Drake Equation.
Zoo Hypothesis shows these Chicagoland natives are still kicking out fantastic songs, packing enough eccentricity and catchiness into every song to make this an exciting listen.
Tub Ring's Zoo Hypothesis gets a Hail the Mighty Goat and a Half.
www.fubarm.com /reviews/tubring/tubring-zoohypothesis.htm   (484 words)

 Tub Ring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bringing their music and personality to thousands of new ears while performing a live show that was without rival.
Which brings us to 2004 and the release of Zoo Hypothesis.
Utilizing an orchestra of instruments, and a universe of musical styles and influences, Zoo Hypothesis is an album that demands your attention.It has been given that what you do with this - how you respond to it - is strictly up to you.
www.invisiblerecords.com /aotw/tubring/aotwtubring.html   (380 words)

 Splendid Magazine reviews Tub Ring: Zoo Hypothesis
I wonder how long Tub Ring will be able to keep this album-naming convention going.
Zoo Hypothesis is the band's third release in a row to reference speculative models concerning alien intelligence in the universe (the other two are Drake Equation and Fermi Paradox).
Zoo mines the same rich, unique vein of sound and lyrical themes as did Fermi, and while longtime listeners may now be used to the whiplash changeups that are TR's stock in trade, all of the magic of that release translates nicely to this one.
www.splendidmagazine.com /review.html?reviewid=1105958918111670   (549 words)

 Brooklyn College Weekend Core 3.21 - LabNotes
The key to a well thought-out experiment is the hypothesis.
Now here is an example of a bad hypothesis called the "zoo hypothesis":
There is no possible way of falsifying any portion of this hypothesis, making it untestable.
academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu /biology/dklein/notes_scimethod.html   (225 words)

 Unexplained Mysteries :: The Park hypothesis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Maybe they have isolated us for observation and study (the zoo hypothesis).
Maybe they are waiting until our civilization reaches a certain developmental stage (the sentinel hypothesis).
Or could there be another explanation?Since the only intelligent civilization that we know of is our own, our experiences may provide insights into how intelligent aliens behave.
www.unexplained-mysteries.com /viewnews.php?id=70865   (369 words)

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