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Axiom

Axiom

1. (Science: logic) a self-evident and necessary truth, or a proposition whose truth is so evident as first sight that no reasoning or demonstration can make it plainer; a proposition which it is necessary to take for granted; as, The whole is greater than a part; A thing can not, at the same time, be and not be.

2. An established principle in some art or science, which, though not a necessary truth, is universally received; as, the axioms of political economy.

Synonym: axiom, Maxim, Aphorism, Adage.

An axiom is a self-evident truth which is taken for granted as the basis of reasoning. A maxim is a guiding principle sanctioned by experience, and relating especially to the practical concerns of life. An aphorism is a short sentence pithily expressing some valuable and general truth or sentiment. An adage is a saying of long-established authority and of universal application.

Origin: L. Axioma, gr. That which is thought worthy, that which is assumed, a basis of demonstration, a principle, fr. To think worthy, fr. Worthy, weighing as much as; cf. To lead, drive, also to weigh so much: cf f. Axiome. See agent.


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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 have ...

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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: Theories - Origin of Life

... of Sciences and my pooch has chewed the certificate confirming my Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, but I’ll risk to state that I see one fat-%#s axiom sitting in the foundation of your reasoning that leads you to that concept of “unlikely” behind the idea of “creation”. Evolution doesn’t really ...

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by canalon
Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:55 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... of Sciences and my pooch has chewed the certificate confirming my Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, but I’ll risk to state that I see one fat-%#s axiom sitting in the foundation of your reasoning that leads you to that concept of “unlikely” behind the idea of “creation”. Evolution doesn’t really ...

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by Nick7
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:31 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... know that I know nothing" still hold? The state sponsored religion (materialism, being that) in the country where I grew up was based on the axiom that matter has always existed, and it precedes mind. What if somehow and somewhere this concept actually works the other way around… You see ...

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by Nick7
Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:08 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?

... example: about 10 years ago almost every text book proclaimed that “ALL enzymes are proteins, but not all proteins are enzymes.” This was the axiom that everyone “knew” to be the truth until the discovery of RNA enzymes… I also would like to see your views on the Y chromosome problem I mentioned…

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by Cat
Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:31 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
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