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1. Doubtful or not settled in opinion; being in doubt; wavering or fluctuating; undetermined. Dubious policy. A dubious, agitated state of mind.

2. Occasioning doubt; not clear, or obvious; equivocal; questionable; doubtful; as, a dubious answer. Wiping the dingy shirt with a still more dubious pocket handkerchief. (Thackeray)

3. Of uncertain event or issue; as, in dubious battle.

Synonym: doubtful, doubting, unsettled, undetermined, equivocal, uncertain. Cf. Doubtful.

Origin: L. Dubius, dubiosus, fr. Duo two. See two, and cf. Doubt.

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Re: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... CHANGE would be a good way to respond, one that would involve providing links back to guest blogger's blogs, and thereby honestly providing the (dubious-seeming) advantages offered to the guest blogger. As a senior scientist and lab manager, my advice is to get the 11-foot pole from one's quartermaster ...

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by packetfire
Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
Replies: 79
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Re: Is complexity inevitable?

I think we are in basic agreement Cakrit. The point I was trying ( rather badly)to make is that where you have a bird or insect adapted to pollinate only one plant, If the plant dies so does the insect and vice versa. So, as you pointed out this is a sacrifice. You lose two for the price of one. BU...

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by wildfunguy
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 17843

Is complexity inevitable?

... such a turn may actually be happening, by reading this old post: http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2009/05/13/biologos-pushes-dubious-science-why-the-evolution-of-humans-was-not-inevitable/ . I was surprised though, at the effort to disprove the inevitability of the emergence ...

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by cakrit
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:21 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 17843

Refutation of Evolution theory

... existed. People are still researching this and we are far from having all the answers. The author is also arguing from ignorance, which is always dubious. Just because you can't think of a way that something could have happened doesn't mean that it didn't happen. Does a murder victim miraculously ...

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by Luxorien
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Refutation of Evolution theory
Replies: 13
Views: 15933


... On the contrary, your thesis appears to depend on the correctness of evolutionism and be independent of creationism. Overall, you have a list of dubious and ill-defined statements which aren't coordinated by any logical structure and have no implication concerning your title, as far as I can ...

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by ughaibu
Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Are Creationists more right than evolutionists after all
Replies: 25
Views: 23189
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