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A priori

A priori

1. (Science: logic) Characterising that kind of reasoning which deduces consequences from definitions formed, or principles assumed, or which infers effects from causes previously known; deductive or deductively. The reverse of a posteriori.

3. (Science: philosophy) Applied to knowledge and conceptions assumed, or presupposed, as prior to experience, in order to make experience rational or possible. A priori, that is, form these necessities of the mind or forms of thinking, which, though first revealed to us by experience, must yet have preexisted in order to make experience possible. (Coleridge)

Origin: L. A (ab) _ prior former.


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Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... of Darwinian evolution – as we have been taught – but the exact opposites of those features would equally prove Darwinian evolution. It is an a priori established principle and it has nothing to do with the actual DNA content. (The evidence for common decent is not at all, at any means, prove ...

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by Hunor
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
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the genetic code as proof of common ancestor

Neodarwinian theory (misnomer as one can only theorize about how something works AFTER it has been observed) A priori axiom- all life came about by mistakes from a fish 3.5 billion years ago. -Make a prediction based on a priori axiom AFTER an observation (that all living things ...

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by jinx25
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:34 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: the genetic code as proof of common ancestor
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Re: Why do you believe in Neo-Darwinian Theory?

... And yet you immediately refuse the fossils and DNA with no discussion or explanation whatsoever. Then don't be surprised that you're considered a priori as an denier/IDer.

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by JackBean
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:21 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do you believe in Neo-Darwinian Theory?
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Views: 6954

Theories - Origin of Life

... many—cherished generalities are at best exaggerated in their biological significance and at worst a collective illusion nurtured by strong a-priori beliefs often repeated.” ….. Such anomalies demonstrate the slipperiness of empiricism. …. We like to pretend that our experiments define the ...

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by AstraSequi
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:09 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Views: 929054

Theories - Origin of Life

... many—cherished generalities are at best exaggerated in their biological significance and at worst a collective illusion nurtured by strong a-priori beliefs often repeated.” ….. Such anomalies demonstrate the slipperiness of empiricism. …. We like to pretend that our experiments define the ...

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by Nick7
Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:54 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 562
Views: 929054
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