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1. Lacking, or not bearing, fruit; barren; destitute of offspring; as, a fruitless tree or shrub; a fruitless marriage.

2. Productive of no advantage or good effect; vain; idle; useless; unprofitable; as, a fruitless attempt; a fruitless controversy. They in mutual accusation spent The fruitless hours. (Milton)

Synonym: useless, barren, unprofitable, abortive, ineffectual, vain, idle, profitless. See useless.

Fruitlessly, Fruitlnessness.

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... answer. What Scientists have attempted to do is to hypothesise when that could have been. So asking questions that no one can answer is a fruitless exercise, which of course seems to be your sole aim in this discussion. But if you wish to deal with questions that science can answer then ...

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by scottie
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Evolution
Replies: 63
Views: 36711

Re: Journals publishing mouse models with no phenotype

... results. Both are important to move scientific investigation forward. Without publication of negative results, other labs are doomed to replicate fruitless experiments. Without publication of confirmatory repetition, many labs may undertake repetition to confirm another lab's result before moving ...

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by jonmoulton
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Journals publishing mouse models with no phenotype
Replies: 11
Views: 4464

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... two gamete cells join to form the Zygote. It is this wholeness that scientists have not been able to come to terms with, and the result has been a fruitless search for some understanding as to how these parts could have come together to form the whole we see and indeed are. Chemical molecules do ...

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by scottie
Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1127988

Stupid and Easy question

... some article on methanol? Is there another obvious molecule I am missing. Like I said, nothing is given in the book, and my google searches are fruitless.

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by Slipery
Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Stupid and Easy question
Replies: 1
Views: 2026

The Fiber Disease

hey reliefseeker wats up ... your right about the carpet as it is .. and the PCB feeding nature of this beast "decontamination" has been fruitless... and MRC .... if i were a qulified geneticest i would be on the front line .. as it is I endevour in a dark art... Alchemy.. unrecogniized ...

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by Nadas Moksha
Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 6245093
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