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Dean

1. A dignitary or presiding officer in certain ecclesiastical and lay bodies; especially, an ecclesiastical dignitary, subordinate to a bishop. Dean of cathedral church, the chief officer of a chapter; he is an ecclesiastical magistrate next in degree to bishop, and has immediate charge of the cathedral and its estates. Dean of peculiars, a dean holding a preferment which has some peculiarity relative to spiritual superiors and the jurisdiction exercised in it. Rural dean, one having, under the bishop, the especial care and inspection of the clergy within certain parishes or districts of the diocese.

2. The collegiate officer in the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, England, who, besides other duties, has regard to the moral condition of the college.

3. The head or presiding officer in the faculty of some colleges or universities.

4. A registrar or secretary of the faculty in a department of a college, as in a medical, or theological, or scientific department.

5. The chief or senior of a company on occasion of ceremony; as, the dean of the diplomatic corps; so called by courtesy. Cardinal dean, the senior cardinal bishop of the college of cardinals at Rome. Dean and chapter, the legal corporation and governing body of a cathedral. It consists of the dean, who is chief, and his canons or prebendaries. Dean of arches, the lay judge of the court of arches. Dean of faculty, the president of an incorporation or barristers; specifically, the president of the incorporation of advocates in Edinburgh. Dean of guild, a magistrate of Scotch burghs, formerly, and still, in some burghs, chosen by the Guildry, whose duty is to superintend the erection of new buildings and see that they conform to the law. Dean of a monastery, Monastic dean, a monastic superior over ten monks. Dean's stall. See Decanal stall, under Decanal.

Origin: oe. Dene, deene, OF. Deien, dien, f. Doyen, eldest of a corporation, a dean, L. Decanus the chief of ten, one set over ten persons, e. G, over soldiers or over monks, from decem ten. See ten, and cf. Decemvir.


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Re: Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense

... thread "Natural selection is proven wrong" on this forum. The arguements of these user/s come from Australian philosopher Colin Leslie Dean. This user/s may be Dean or a friend of his (they appear to use a very similar writing style). They are obviously not interested in proposing any ...

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by Forests
Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:16 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense
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Natural selection is proven wrong

Dean's point is stupid beyond description. There are genetic mechanisms for the insertion of viral DNA in an host DNA. The description of which can be found in a textbook (there are plenty available on the NCBI Bookshelf: ...

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by canalon
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:22 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
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Re: Natural selection is proven wrong

This is the form and cogency of you and Dean's argument. Asking questions with invalid presuppositions, does not support realism about fictional entities. seeing you admit genetic cant answer the question as to why/how a virus gets to the DNA ...

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by jumma
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:00 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
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Natural selection is proven wrong

... sun, and point out that if no such explanation is forthcoming, we still have the explanation of Apollo. This is the form and cogency of you and Dean's argument. Asking questions with invalid presuppositions, does not support realism about fictional entities.

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by ughaibu
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:57 am
 
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Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
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Re: Natural selection is proven wrong

... Canalon, as Canalon has also made it clear that your question is outside the scope of "genetics" you disagree with canalon when he says deans point is not cogent canalon said this point of dean was not cogent if the process is random then genetics cannot account for why a species appears.... ...

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by jumma
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:51 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
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