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Causality

Causality

The relating of causes to the effects they produce. Causes are termed necessary when they must always precede an effect and sufficient when they initiate or produce an effect. Any of several factors may be associated with the potential disease causation or outcome, including predisposing factors, enabling factors, precipitating factors, reinforcing factors, and risk factors.


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Now, I may have not fully understood your example, as to me it still seems that you take the one exit you take based on the stimulus obtained from your environment. . . Determinism is a global thesis; a world is determined if the following three conditions obtain: 1) at all times the world has a de...

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by ughaibu
Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:14 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
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... and quarks and whatnots, and bound by the very same laws of the universe. I do not understand how anything there could release us from the causality of an atom bumping into another, and create something like free will for only us (and perhaps other animals) to utilize. To me, the only thing ...

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by biohazard
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:13 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
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Theories - Origin of Life

... mechanistic and consistently replicable natural phenomena. The scientific method works well with consistently replicable phenomena . As long as causality exists and remains consistent, the scientific method will work. What if the causality exists, but it is not consistent? What if the causality ...

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

... mechanistic and consistently replicable natural phenomena. The scientific method works well with consistently replicable phenomena . As long as causality exists and remains consistent, the scientific method will work. . What if the causality exists, but it is not consistent? What if the causality ...

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by Nick7
Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:54 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... mechanistic and consistently replicable natural phenomena. The scientific method works well with consistently replicable phenomena . As long as causality exists and remains consistent, the scientific method will work. So....for example, would you accept a possibility of “supernatural” explanation ...

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by AstraSequi
Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:57 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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