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Inference

The logical process of passing from observations and axioms to generalizations; in statistics, the development of generalizations from sample data, usually with calculated degrees of uncertainty.


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Population genetics - make inferences from allele frequency

Hi if a mean allele frequency among multiple populations across a whole species distribution is 0.75 or 0.5, can you make any inference about something like dominant-recessive relationship or lethal homozygotes? I assume random mating (no sexual selection), diploid, no drift (genetically ...

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by Young
Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:52 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Population genetics - make inferences from allele frequency
Replies: 1
Views: 812

Genes in the same linkage group are inherited together?

... even if they are 140cM away (*allele frequency of gene C is not known)? If it's too far away from each other to come to a valid evolutionary inference, what is a maximum map distance (cM) where you would confidently say the genes are under the same selection? If there is any paper on this ...

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by Young
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:42 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genes in the same linkage group are inherited together?
Replies: 5
Views: 1997

Theories - Origin of Life

... know what you mean by “the common ancestor argument.” If you are referring to the statement “a universal common ancestor existed,” then it is an inference from the data. One line of evidence supporting this is that the fossil record shows less and less diversity as you look in older and older ...

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by AstraSequi
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:51 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 559
Views: 755218

Theories - Origin of Life

... would mean that you would also agree with the commonly accepted scientific view of evolution. The interpretation "developed" is an inference that is not part of the data. Nobody has observed any population with no inversions. Yes of course it's an inference, that is what data does. ...

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by AstraSequi
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:28 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 559
Views: 755218

Re: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?

... I mean, change of specie, in only one specie is not enough to be generalized to whole nature. I understood that, and I was drawing a logical inference from it and previous things you've said. The point is that if failure to create life supports your position, then the creation of life will ...

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by christianstrategies
Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:13 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
Replies: 309
Views: 498157
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