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Concept

1. An abstract idea or notion.

2. An explanatory variable or principle in a scientific system.

Synonym: conception.

Origin: L. Conceptum, something understood, pp. Ntr. Of concipio, to receive, apprehend


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Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?

... but this is a phenomenon that dictates practically EVERYTHING in our lives. And this is why, in my opinion, free will CAN be determined. The two concepts are not mutually exclusive. We have been determined to have this impression of free will, which actually only means 'conscious choice'.

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by Aymeric
Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:38 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
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Re: Solving World Hunger with Aphid Farms

... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43id_NRajDo The only previous attempts at farming aphids I could find online were to feed people’s pet frogs, the concepts they used could be easily scaled up, and all were simply using pea aphids and pea plants, which is far from the best possible combination, ...

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by erialsneider
Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:13 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solving World Hunger with Aphid Farms
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Views: 1133

The Selfish Gene

... and spread the copies throughout a genome over generations. I'm not sure that the Selfish Gene is anything but an attempt to TEACH the basic concepts of selection-based evolution; I would agree with you that selection on the products of the genes is going to be more powerful than selection ...

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by Darby
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:54 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Selfish Gene
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Views: 1020

Re: Speciation challenges the meaning of "beneficial mutation"

Are there any problems with the concepts I have put forth? Yes. It's not "unable to produce viable hybrids", but rather "reproductively isolated". Meaning that their hybrid offspring is sterile (like mule); or that they ...

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by wildfunguy
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:46 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Speciation challenges the meaning of "beneficial mutation"
Replies: 3
Views: 1079

Re: Speciation challenges the meaning of "beneficial mutation"

Are there any problems with the concepts I have put forth? Yes. It's not "unable to produce viable hybrids", but rather "reproductively isolated". Meaning that their hybrid offspring is sterile (like mule); or that they ...

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by Cat
Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:47 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Speciation challenges the meaning of "beneficial mutation"
Replies: 3
Views: 1079
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