2. Anything used to effect a purpose; any device or contrivance; an agent. You see the ways the fisherman doth take to catch the fish; what engines doth he make? (Bunyan) Their promises, enticements, oaths, tokens, and all these engines of lust. (Shak)
4. (Science: machinery) a compound machine by which any physical power is applied to produce a given physical effect. Engine driver, one who manages an engine; specifically, the engineer of a locomotive. Engine lathe.
The term engine is more commonly applied to massive machines, or to those giving power, or which produce some difficult result. Engines, as motors, are distinguished according to the source of power, as steam engine, air engine, electromagnetic engine; or the purpose on account of which the power is applied, as fire engine, pumping engine, locomotive engine; or some peculiarity of construction or operation, as single-acting or double-acting engine, high-pressure or low-pressure engine, condensing engine, etc.
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... down, with him making the last comment. Theories- Origin of Life http://www.biology-online.org/biology-forum/about14351.htm and The Implausible Engines of Evolution http://www.biology-online.org/biology-forum/about22857.html have been shut down. Look at them for yourself. JackBean finds a sorry ...
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Yes, there is evidence. To elaborate; A two-faceted approach First, for background, please see this article by PZ Meyers.http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2006/02/evolution_of_a_polyphenism.php Students are usually taught a grossly oversimplified version of genetics. Everyone who has gone through b...
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