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Decisive

Decisive

1. Having the power or quality of deciding a question or controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy; final; conclusive. A decisive, irrevocable doom. bates. Decisive campaign. Macaulay. Decisive proof.

2. Marked by promptness and decision. A noble instance of this attribute of the decisive character. (j. Foster)

Synonym: decided, positive, conclusive. See decided.

Decisively, Decisiveness.

Origin: cf. F. Decisif. See decision.


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... controls their lives. Now we are into politics, and the bullshit starts flying thick and fast, left and right. I pray to God neither side wins a decisive victory, because I think it's that chaotic struggle that really generates progress, just like biological evolution.

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by Rap
Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:06 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: evolution and endangered species
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... losses, and recombinational lateral gene transfer in addition to speciation) that even knowing how to root the ribosomal tree may not be that decisive for the polarization of these gene trees. Authors' response: We agree that mapping a gene tree onto the ribosomal scaffold is a complex, non-trivial ...

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by scottie
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:16 pm
 
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Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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How to Obtain Dinosaurs

... animal were obliged to gravitate around some big and constant water basin. Water, similar to atmosphere, was richer in oxygen too, which is decisive for the produced in it biomass. The enormous lizards fed in the water which precluded them from excess oxygen and solar burnings, and from ...

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by enarees
Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:38 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: How to Obtain Dinosaurs
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... out of heredity. So, you confused the two things in nature, phenotype and phenotype-forming ability. I emphasize that " genes is not the only decisive factor on the phenotype," but you refute it as " the capacity to learn (the phenotype-forming ability) is itself determined by genetics," ...

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by robsabba
Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:54 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: About Physiological Darwinism:From Fitness to Optimality
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About Physiological Darwinism:From Fitness to Optimality

... out of heredity. So, you confused the two things in nature, phenotype and phenotype-forming ability. I emphasize that " genes is not the only decisive factor on the phenotype," but you refute it as " the capacity to learn (the phenotype-forming ability) is itself determined by genetics," ...

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by wellalt
Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:41 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: About Physiological Darwinism:From Fitness to Optimality
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