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Dictionary » I » Incidental

Incidental

Incidental

1. Small and relatively unimportant, minor.

2. Accompanying, but not a major part of something.

3. (to something) liable to occur because of something or in connection with something (said of risks, responsibilities)


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Thinking in terms of evolution

... himself, hardly any one is so ignorant as to allow his worst animals to breed. The aid which we feel impelled to give to the helpless is mainly an incidental result of the instinct of sympathy, which was originally acquired as part of the social instincts, but subsequently rendered, in the manner ...

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by Luxorien
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:14 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Thinking in terms of evolution
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Views: 1095

evolution and endangered species

... himself, hardly any one is so ignorant as to allow his worst animals to breed. The aid which we feel impelled to give to the helpless is mainly an incidental result of the instinct of sympathy, which was originally acquired as part of the social instincts, but subsequently rendered, in the manner ...

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by Luxorien
Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:08 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: evolution and endangered species
Replies: 11
Views: 5343

Theories - Origin of Life

... obviously beneficial, mutations. I mentioned sickle cell anemia as an aside, because I think it's a cool example of heterozygote advantage. It's incidental to the larger fact that some mutations increase an organism's chance for survival. The sickle cell allele is just the best example of the ...

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by Luxorien
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:03 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 559
Views: 758499

Recombination in RNA viruses,Ruzic,Kovac

... between viruses ; the recombinative nature of viruses simply precludes the possibility of a ` true ' phylogenetic taxonomy. Far from being an incidental process best ignored when considering virus relationships and history, recombination may have played a crucial role in generating many of ...

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by anakovacevic
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:28 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Recombination in RNA viruses,Ruzic,Kovac
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Views: 30815

Re: Darwin and Racism

... there. It did not lower--it was gone. As well, I suppose the dogs were hallucinating, or had a hormone rush into their bloodstream. Or I made a an incidental movement which scared two large snarling dogs. At any rate, they were occurrences. Evolutionistic and agnostic trains of thought are locked ...

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by AFJ
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:24 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Darwin and Racism
Replies: 27
Views: 39770
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