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Ideal

1. Existing in idea or thought; conceptional; intellectual; mental; as, ideal knowledge.

2. Reaching an imaginary standard of excellence; fit for a model; faultless; as, ideal beauty. There will always be a wide interval between practical and ideal excellence. (Rambler)

3. Existing in fancy or imagination only; visionary; unreal. Planning ideal common wealth.

4. Teaching the doctrine of idealism; as, the ideal theory or philosophy.

5. (Science: mathematics) imaginary.

Synonym: Intellectual, mental, visionary, fanciful, imaginary, unreal, impracticable, utopian.

Origin: L. Idealis: cf. F. Ideal.


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Re: Biologist Needed to Answer Interview Questions

Hi, Thanks very much for this comment. It help me to think about my ideals. Tks again and pls keep posting.

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by hamburg113
Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:12 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biologist Needed to Answer Interview Questions
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Can photosynthesis help reduce global warming?

... "let's kill all humankinds. Oh, actually no, just 99% of course. And of course, we will be the ones, who will survive and spread the ideals of human being in the future, when aliens come..." You know, in the first shot you may be between those Chosen People, but the situation ...

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by JackBean
Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:43 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Can photosynthesis help reduce global warming?
Replies: 11
Views: 10214

Re: Natural selection is proven wrong

... preference behavior. In magazine advertising the looks of "sex symbols" are sometimes computer enhanced to represent the conscious ideals not yet common in our morphology. What is added or removed from the picture helps show what human intelligence finds most desireable. In behavioral ...

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by GaryGaulin
Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:00 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
Replies: 247
Views: 647138

Re: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?

... it more difficult to fly from predators. In humans the looks of "sex symbols" are sometimes computer enhanced to represent the conscious ideals not yet common in our morphology. What gets added to or removed, helps show what human intelligence finds most desireable. In a behavioral speciation ...

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by GaryGaulin
Sat May 30, 2009 5:24 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
Replies: 309
Views: 535756

New Home/Classroom Fruit Fly Speciation Experiment

... it more difficult to fly from predators. In humans the looks of "sex symbols" are sometimes computer enhanced to represent the conscious ideals not yet common in our morphology. What gets added to or removed, helps show what human intelligence finds most desireable. In a behavioral speciation ...

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by GaryGaulin
Fri May 15, 2009 1:55 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: New Home/Classroom Fruit Fly Speciation Experiment
Replies: 0
Views: 10107
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