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Devise

1. The act of giving or disposing of real estate by will; sometimes improperly applied to a bequest of personal estate.

2. A will or testament, conveying real estate; the clause of a will making a gift of real property. Fines upon devises were still exacted. (Bancroft)

3. Property devised, or given by will.

Origin: OF. Devise division, deliberation, wish, will, testament. See device.


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... experience the phenomena occurring, notably on a regular enough basis. I would then spend time trying to deduce a pattern, then I would be able to devise an experiment to test the theory. I've heard plenty of people, and for all intents, I am willing to believe them, but being told something and ...

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by JoshuaFlynn
Fri May 25, 2012 10:34 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Electromagnetic fields generated by the human body
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Re: Evolutionary advantage of seeing 'upright'

... inverted". To see this, suppose you have a person who sees upright and another person who sees upside down. Since birth. Now try to devise an experiment to determine which is which. You cannot do it.

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by Rap
Sat May 19, 2012 1:35 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary advantage of seeing 'upright'
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

AstraSequi I can wait for you to finish; in attempting to devise answers, I think you will be able to get closer to resolving any confusion. I see no contradictions or "differing views" in any of the phrases you have quoted - for example, as ...

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by scottie
Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:23 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

yes I intend to address your entire post. But I do have to start somewhere don't I? I can wait for you to finish; in attempting to devise answers, I think you will be able to get closer to resolving any confusion. I see no contradictions or "differing views" in any of the phrases ...

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by AstraSequi
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:12 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... steps: There are Observations, Then the formulation of a Hypotheses to explain the observation. That produces a Predictive capability. And finally devise Experiments to test the hypothesis. Now if that method does not provide the data in support, then at best, the hypothesis is not proven (in the ...

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by scottie
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:44 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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