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Fixed idea

Fixed idea

An exaggerated notion, belief, or delusion that persists, despite evidence to the contrary, and controls the mind, the obstinate conviction of a psychotic person regarding the correctness of his delusion.

Synonym: idee fixe, overvalued idea, permanent dominant idea.


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What do you do when talking to creationists?

... before, OK so you already know that scripture clearly says the earth is fixed AND that the sun goes round the earth. Ecclesiastes 1:5 - The sun also ... plague bacteria (Type III Secretion System). Another thing I use is the idea based on the mousetrap argument- that a mousetrap without some parts ...

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by FriarBroccoli
Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:40 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What do you do when talking to creationists?
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by badgertoes
Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:01 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Gender divison in two opposites is greatest mistake of manki
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by ChrisHoStuart
Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:18 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Gender divison in two opposites is greatest mistake of manki
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Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable

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by PAWahid
Wed May 02, 2012 4:54 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable
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Theories - Origin of Life

... talking about multiple mutations that happened simultaneously . The idea of progressive change is that the mutations do not have to happen simultaneously. ... couple of generations, you can give in a few more generations to become fixed, and then the second mutation will happen approximately once ...

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by AstraSequi
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:30 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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