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Inconceivable

Not conceivable; incapable of being conceived by the mind; not explicable by the human intellect, or by any known principles or agencies; incomprehensible; as, it is inconceivable to us how the will acts in producing muscular motion. It is inconceivable to me that a spiritual substance should represent an extended figure. (Locke) Inconceivableness, Inconceivably, The inconceivableness of a quality existing without any subject to possess it. (a. Tucker)

Origin: Pref. In- not _ conceivable: cf. F. Inconcevable.


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Evolution of fireflies

... effective as a mating ploy, it would have required a simultaneous development of recognition and attraction to the flashing behaviour. It seems inconceivable to me that the the development of flashing and the devlopment of attraction to it should have arisen simultaneously, with no advantage ...

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by Lazzini
Tue May 07, 2013 10:51 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of fireflies
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Biologically speaking could immortality ever become possible

Given our current knowledge, the concept of immortality is inconceivable. Life continuing on for ages... it is very difficult if not impossible to entirely predict its implications. Firstly, if we can ever achieve immortality is a question of debate. ...

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by Adz795
Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:04 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Biologically speaking could immortality ever become possible
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Views: 908

Can influenza be used as a viral vector in gene therapy

... what about herpes simplex? it doesn't integrate but it has dsDNA that can remain inside the nucleus of nerve cells for years. it is not inconceivable to have recombination effects between the viral and genomic DNA. herpes is kinda treatable: you can treat it with the antiviral acyclovir ...

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by MrMistery
Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:28 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Can influenza be used as a viral vector in gene therapy
Replies: 10
Views: 4710

Re: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?

... long. But even though measurements do show the sun to be shrinking, it is supposed to expand until about 10 billion years and become a red giant. Inconceivable. Google it before you make such outrageous comments, larger volume does not mean larger mass, it is quite conceivable. “The Hemoglobin ...

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by futurezoologist
Sun May 31, 2009 8:55 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
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Views: 535112

Re: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?

... long. But even though measurements do show the sun to be shrinking, it is supposed to expand until about 10 billion years and become a red giant. Inconceivable. So you admit that you're not an astrophysicist, and go on to claim that the proposed life cycle of a star must be impossible because ...

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by alextemplet
Sun May 31, 2009 1:23 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
Replies: 309
Views: 535112
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