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Intuition

Knowing or understanding without conscious use of reasoning.


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How Does Natural Selection Create Ordered Variation?

... and then glance over the rest of the thread, particularly the last post, as that about sums up the issue. I'll quote wildfunguy here: The intuition is that natural selection can only block a certain amount of mutation. But in actuality, natural selection can only let through a certain ...

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by Doom
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:18 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: How Does Natural Selection Create Ordered Variation?
Replies: 7
Views: 3484

Beneficial mutations vs harmful

To put it simply... The intuition is that natural selection can only block a certain amount of mutation. But in actuality, natural selection can only let through a certain amount of mutation. Creationists have it backward.

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by wildfunguy
Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:38 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Beneficial mutations vs harmful
Replies: 12
Views: 7868

Re: Re:

... mutations to bring the basic fitness level back to a kind of running equilibrium in fitness. After reading your post, I spotted an erroroneous intuition I've had about this issue. We have this intuition that natural selection is working at a fixed rate. If the mutation rate increases beyond ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:18 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Beneficial mutations vs harmful
Replies: 12
Views: 7868

Trend line in a graph illustrating photosynthesis rate

Thanks. Following your advice and my intuition, I handed in the lab report having left the graph looking the way it does. My teacher said it is OK.

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by zuzannamagdalena
Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:22 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trend line in a graph illustrating photosynthesis rate
Replies: 2
Views: 2405

Re: PETA

... surgery don't understand the purpose of disease and therefore don't know how to treat it. A real doctor's experience derives from his natural intuition coupled with his observation at the sickbed, but never from invasive, violent experiments on people, and much less on animals. Instead of ...

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by noratmedicineforme
Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:00 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PETA
Replies: 54
Views: 39295
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