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1. State of being disabled; deprivation or want of ability; absence of competent physical, intellectual, or moral power, means, fitness, and the like. Grossest faults, or disabilities to perform what was covenanted. (Milton) Chatham refused to see him, pleading his disability. (Bancroft)

2. Want of legal qualification to do a thing; legal incapacity or incompetency. The disabilities of idiocy, infancy, and coverture. (Abbott)

Synonym: Weakness, inability, incompetence, impotence, incapacity, incompetency, disqualification.

disability, Inability. Inability is an inherent want of power to perform the thing in question; disability arises from some deprivation or loss of the needed competency. One who becomes deranged is under a disability of holding his estate; and one who is made a judge, of deciding in his own case. A man may decline an office on account of his inability to discharge its duties; he may refuse to accept a trust or employment on account of some disability prevents him from entering into such engagements.

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Famous People with Disabilities

... to those Great Heights in their fields ? .. What qualities do they attribute ? viz Will Power, Determination etc http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disability My Opinion ---------------- Take a Example of Stevie Wonder, Singer, Musician etc. He was Born Blind. Music requires aptitude, even he was ...

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by prashantakerkar
Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Famous People with Disabilities
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Re: Evolution of sexual reproduction

... less elaboration and length of tail. In the next generation the same thing happened, until it became so elaborate and long that it was almost a disability to the peacock but this was not a priority over passing on his genes to the next generation. If you already knew this gist of information ...

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by butterfly1
Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of sexual reproduction
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Human artifical selection

... with this method of maintaining the most fit of the species in a way that could be detrimental in years to come. In most species, individuals with disability or lack of intelligence die at a higher rate than their healthy counterparts due to the obvious lack of ability to survive. This way the ...

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by Jesse2504
Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Human artifical selection
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stuttering when talking

... of factors causes some children's speech to develop abnormally. As the child grows what appeared as a minor disfunction can develop into a major disability. Theories proposed since the 1930s that stuttering was caused by parental behavior, such as parents reacting negatively to children's normal ...

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by Jones
Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: stuttering when talking
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Evolution - Natural Selection FLAWED?

... is harmful. The changes effected by mutations can only be like those experienced by people in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Chernobyl: that is, death, disability, and freaks of natureā€¦ The reason for this is very simple: DNA has a very complex structure, and random effects can only damage it. Biologist ...

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by Thermopylae
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution - Natural Selection FLAWED?
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