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1. A book containing the words of a language, arranged alphabetically, with explanations of their meanings; a lexicon; a vocabulary; a wordbook. I applied myself to the perusal of our writers; and noting whatever might be of use to ascertain or illustrate any word or phrase, accumulated in time the materials of a dictionary. (Johnson)

2. Hence, a book containing the words belonging to any system or province of knowledge, arranged alphabetically; as, a dictionary of medicine or of botany; a biographical dictionary.

Origin: cf. F. Dictionnaire. See diction.


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Evolutionary psychology

... in a certain way, usually in reaction to its environment and for the purpose of fulfilling a specific need..." American Heritage Science Dictionary 1) "inherited"- emotion has a genetic basis. 2) "tendency"- while perhaps even strong tendencies, emotions are not irresistible. ...

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by 1300
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:50 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary psychology
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Views: 490

Re: Natural selection is proven wrong

... ie just what it is is in debete you can qibble over definitions but if you want to deconstruct definitions/words go right ahead 2again go to some dictionary and look up a definition of "explanation" but again you can qibble over definitions but if you want to deconstruct definitions/words ...

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by jumma
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:28 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
Replies: 247
Views: 645358

Re:

... requires that members of a species can sexually reproduce with each other but not with members of another species. Have a look at any decent dictionary or encyclopedia for the definitions. Neither bacteria nor viruses reproduce sexually and therefore the definition of a species does not apply ...

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by christianstrategies
Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:31 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
Replies: 309
Views: 533562

Any SOLID arguments against evolution?

... requires that members of a species can sexually reproduce with each other but not with members of another species. Have a look at any decent dictionary or encyclopedia for the definitions. Neither bacteria nor viruses reproduce sexually and therefore the definition of a species does not apply ...

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by herb386
Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:36 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
Replies: 309
Views: 533562

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... quite different species. (definition of species can of course be quite arbitrary.) let’s use this forums definition. http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Species I do know that within existing species, variation can and does occur and depend on genetic environmental and dietary factors. I know ...

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by scottie
Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:25 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 560
Views: 888310
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