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Existence

Existence

1. The state of existing or being; actual possession of being; continuance in being; as, the existence of body and of soul in union; the separate existence of the soul; immortal existence. The main object of our existence. (Lubbock)

2. Continued or repeated manifestation; occurrence, as of events of any kind; as, the existence of a calamity or of a state of war. The existence therefore, of a phenomenon, is but another word for its being perceived, or for the inferred possibility of perceiving it. (j. S. Mill)

3. That which exists; a being; a creature; an entity; as, living existences.

Origin: cf. F. Existence.


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Newbie question about the first life

... because the Presence must hide in a free-will Universe in order for reasoning creatures to be able to choose to believe or not to believe in Its Existence. Otherwise it wouldn't be a free-will Universe, the Ultimate Explanation would be inescapable and there would be no disagreement regarding ...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:57 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Newbie question about the first life
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Cellular Reincarnation

... scenes that could be reached from the top of Mt. Waddington had been illusionary. Was this my reward: being trapped in Fibrocity, the slum of existence? Ignorant of the adventure yet to come, I cursed my fate. It all got started when “Zygote Enterprises” organized this foolish competition, ...

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by ewartkuijk
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:25 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cellular Reincarnation
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Re: holographic origin of life

... the concurrent evolution of human in all five continents through the eons although they were unable to interact with each other due to the existence of the oceans. In addition, the random chemical reactions scenario explains our inability to develop gene therapies all these decades because ...

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by minasole
Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:05 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: holographic origin of life
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... alternative theory. But about free will, as far as I understand, we have just two options and not any(?) direct piece of evidence supports the existence of free will. But we can empirically study biological or computational decision-making and see that it is just a network of very elaborate ...

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by biohazard
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Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
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Re: A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation

... because the virus wants to spread to a new host. 'A kind of 'viral personality' -a virus creating changes in a host's behavior to further its own existence. Ideally, this theoretical organism of mine would be able to be manipulated further than this, to effect higher brain function, to create ...

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by Maitreya
Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:25 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation
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