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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of canalize.


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  • In his review of the various factors affecting the evolutionary process, anthropologist Melvin Konner concludes: "There are no intrinsic driving factors in evolution, but there are intrinsic constraints and canalized paths along which either evolution or development may more easily proceed" "The Evolution of Childhood," Harvard Press, 2010, p. 59, italics in original.

    Matt J. Rossano: Evolution: Is God Just Playing Dice?

  • Evolutionary theories of inclusive fitness and kin selection … explain the evolutionary origin and universality of nepotism. … (1) significant ethnic divisions tend to lead to ethnic interest conflicts in all societies and (2) the more a society is ethnically divided, the more political and other interest conflicts tend to become canalized along ethnic lines.

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  • A great deal of sexual energy can, of course, be canalized or "sublimated" into other things: art, music, intense religious faith, and so on.

    Buddhism and Sex by M. O'C. Walshe

  • A genetically canalized developmental system takes development to the same endpoint from many different genetic starting points.

    The Distinction Between Innate and Acquired Characteristics

  • In the early nineteenth century, the area began to be canalized, the banks being claimed for agriculture by the aristocracy.

    Chao Phraya freshwater swamp forests

  • It is fed by six main rivers, from the west and south: Oueds Douimis, Sejenane, Malah, Rhezala, Joumine (canalized across the marshes) and Tine, a tributary of the Joumine.

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

  • But dikes have canalized the river and an anti-saltwater barrier built downstream now keeps fresh water in the basin for long periods, replacing the former balance of wet and dry, fresh and saltwater cycles.

    Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, Senegal

  • Customers can watch every move the baker makes, while the smell is deliberately, carefully canalized to satisfy the sensory buttons the store wants to push in order to create consumer hunger.

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  • Extensive obstacles can disrupt and canalized enemy armored attacks.

    FM 100-61 Chptr 6 Army an Army Group Defensive Operations

  • The OPFOR expects the enemy to penetrate the defense but to pay a heavy price in losses and momentum and be canalized.

    FM 100-61 Chptr 9 Artillery Support


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