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Disparate

Disparate

1. Unequal; dissimilar; separate. Connecting disparate thoughts, purely by means of resemblances in the words expressing them. (Coleridge)

2. (Science: logic) Pertaining to two coordinate species or divisions.

Origin: L. Disparatus, p. P. Of disparare to part, separate; dis- _ parare to make ready, prepare.


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Is complexity inevitable?

... was a truly superior trait, you'd see a lot more of it. It seems to evolve mostly as a side effect of sociality, as a way of dealing with a lot of disparate individuals in the group. And, unlike a truly useful traits such as flight, it doesn't seem to appear all that often (and needs to be very ...

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by Darby
Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 10009

Blind faith

We might be stuck on some disparate definitions. I'm not saying that there is a "faithyness" gene. I can imagine a group of genes that result in a strong tendency towards emotional responces that make people comfortable with ...

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by BDDVM
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:30 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Blind faith
Replies: 37
Views: 24023

Very New.

... biology textbook, either out of the library or second hand for cheapness, and give it a read. Biology is a BIG subject, and there are so, so many disparate areas of interest. Althernatively, you could simply go to Wiki, key in a search term about something like, eg 'cell' and then read that article, ...

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by Julie5
Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:04 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very New.
Replies: 2
Views: 1425

PCA analysis

Thanks for your suggestion. But probably this is not my problem. My data are score (0,1) of AFLP analysis and thethey don't have disparate units. I agree that 140 observations are not a large group, but probably when they are strongly related each other it can interfere, I don't know how, ...

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by MRS
Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:09 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: PCA analysis
Replies: 2
Views: 1437

PCA analysis

I haven't done much principle component analysis, but the only thing I can think of is that maybe you didn't normalize disparate units, or didn't do it correctly?? 140 observations doesn't strike me as an overly large group, either, but I doubt that has anything to do with anything. ...

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by blcr11
Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:30 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: PCA analysis
Replies: 2
Views: 1437
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