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Synonym: descensus.

2. In obstetrics, the passage of the presenting part of the foetus into and through the birth canal.

Origin: L. Descensus The descendants of one individual; his entire lineage has been warriors.

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What do you do when talking to creationists?

... 1. Irreducible complexity disproves evolution. If IC disproves evolution then why does IC's best known proponent (Michael J. Behe) accept common descent? I assume he also accepts Natural Selection (not sure) but denies "random" mutations. References: http://ncse.com/rncse/27/1-2/review-edge-evolution ...

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by FriarBroccoli
Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:40 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What do you do when talking to creationists?
Replies: 4
Views: 7774

Re: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?

... to me that I want to dissect piece by piece. You may just be comparing your aging to men from different regional backgrounds. Many men of european descent do not develop much hair until well into their 20s or even 30s. There are some I know who cannot grow a full beard in their late 20s and have ...

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by badgertoes
Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?
Replies: 25
Views: 45035

Re: Multicellular prokaryote

... more than one cell (likely other organisms or parts of them). This alone suggests that by their very definition, they are cells of multicellular descent. Further, the various membranous processes of eukaryotes promotes compartmentalization, differentiation, and importantly: endocystosis which ...

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by thirdprometheus
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
Replies: 27
Views: 41212

Creationism is not scientific

... 'spamming'. 'There is tonnes of evidence for evolution which he ignores.' Which definition of 'evolution'? Change in gene frequency? Speciation? Descent with modification? Genetic drift? Any change in any living thing ever? The myth that the most complex thing man has ever obtained knowledge ...

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by jinx25
Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Creationism is not scientific
Replies: 24
Views: 22699

Re: Why do Africans have large noses and lips?

... or they're inferior or anything of that sort. It's because for me, and probably the thread starter, where I live people of African descent are a clear minority. So these facial features, at least where I am, are not common. Also, not all Africans have these features, and from what ...

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by miker00lz
Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why do Africans have large noses and lips?
Replies: 35
Views: 253703
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