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1. The spirit; the soul of man. Then gives her grieved ghost thus to lament. (Spenser)

2. The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a specter. The mighty ghosts of our great Harrys rose. (Shak) I thought that i had died in sleep, And was a blessed ghost. (Coleridge)

3. Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a phantom; a glimmering; as, not a ghost of a chance; the ghost of an idea. Each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor. (Poe)

4. A false image formed in a telescope by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses.

(Science: zoology) ghost moth the third person in the trinity. To give up or yield up the ghost, to die; to expire. And he gave up the ghost full softly. (Chaucer) Jacob . . . Yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people. (gen. Xlix. 33)

Origin: oe. Gast, gost, soul, spirit, as. Gast breath, spirit, soul; akin to os. Gst spirit, soul, D. Geest, g. Geist, and prob. To E. Gaze, ghastly.

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Is there an insect that behaves this way?

Hmmm... the only one that is even close would be the Ghost Firefly. From what I can find around the web, though, is that they usually hang low to the ground and are only found in uninhabited areas. These are over a barn in a town. I wish I could find ...

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by sushiboy
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there an insect that behaves this way?
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Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable

... do you hesitate to respond to counterarguments in our previous posts? How is it that we are able to run reactions in vitro? Are we able to get the ghost into our eppies? What's the difference between government and chaos? All the parts are present in both cases, the only difference is organisation.

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by JackBean
Sat May 12, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable
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... told many things to her. To proof the truthfullness of these apparitions, despite the non recognition by the Vatican: 1. you may ask to the Holy Ghost in spirit and wait for His answer, as I did (and He confirmed it to me) 2. you can check by yourself in the news (or doing a Google concerning ...

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by christianstrategies
Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
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Flaws of Life in a Tube

... given him several examples, even on different threads, about Gods power and proof of His existence. Honestly, all I can do is pray that the holy ghost will move on his heart, for I could never convince him of my own ability. When a heart is hardened, it takes God to bring it back. JackBean: 1)I ...

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by Tomn
Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Flaws of Life in a Tube
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internal environment be described as a 'ghost town'?

Why might a cell that lacks the ability to regulate its internal environment be described as a "ghost town"?

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by wueyrbsh
Tue May 24, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: internal environment be described as a 'ghost town'?
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