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Acuity

Acuity

(Science: ophthalmology) The clarity or clearness, especially of the vision or hearing.

Origin: L. Acuitas = sharpness sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a snellen chart).A quick and penetrating intelligence; he argued with great acuteness; I admired the keenness of his mind.Pertaining to the focus of the eye, acuity is the measurement of sharpness that the eye can focus with.


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... this implies a wasteful, non-optimal design. If we did have an intelligent designer, why don't we have eagle eyes, so that our function of ocular acuity is maximized? This argument about non optimal design is with respect a red herring. You yourself have perhaps unwittingly acknowledged this in ...

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by scottie
Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:32 pm
 
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... this implies a wasteful, non-optimal design. If we did have an intelligent designer, why don't we have eagle eyes, so that our function of ocular acuity is maximized? I'd argue is because over time, humans, as species, have evolved to survive using methods that do not require such high ocular ...

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Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:38 am
 
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... ignorance when today's religions were founded. We humans are what we are because of our brains, not our physical strength or speed or sensory acuity. We have survived and become dominant because we are good at figuring things out. Religions are attempts at explanation and served us well in ...

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Tue May 05, 2009 10:44 am
 
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Eye placement.

... strike predators, branch leapers, etc. - tend to have either forward-facing eyes or some forward-facing aspect to the eyes (such as where the high-acuity part of the eyes are facing).

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Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:32 pm
 
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