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1. Seeing clearly; as, an intuitive view; intuitive vision.

2. Knowing, or perceiving, by intuition; capable of knowing without deduction or reasoning. Whence the soul reason receives, and reason is her being, Discursive, or intuitive. (Milton)

3. Received. Reached, obtained, or perceived, by intuition; as, intuitive judgment or knowledge; opposed to deductive.

Origin: cf. F. Intuitif.

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Re: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?

Hi, Ashmeah, you must be a very thoughtful and intuitive boy to bring up such a topic; keep it up! In answer to your question “do we have the freedom of choice?” Yes, we do: Ashmeah wrote: “Since the body is made up of living and dead cells, including ...

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by Fearnot
Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
Replies: 27
Views: 38048

unbalanced gender ratios of offspring

hi, i've read that the natural sex ratio at birth is 105 boys to 100 girls. this is counter-intuitive since, assuming no other factors are in play that determine sex ratios besides the random sorting of our chromosomes, we would expect a 100:100 boy girl ratio. is there ...

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Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: unbalanced gender ratios of offspring
Replies: 6
Views: 5929

mutation-selection balance

... formulas different. For a dominant lethal allele p = μ, but for a recessive lethal allele q = √μ. How did they arrive at the square root? It makes intuitive sense because there will be a higher frequency for lethal recessive alleles than dominant lethal alleles. If you have a recessive disease, ...

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by Monco
Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: mutation-selection balance
Replies: 0
Views: 4035

Gene Frequency

... interference ("breed these with those"). I've been workiong on a more mathematical explanation, but my understanding still isn't very intuitive. When interbreeding two distinct populations, one multiplies the allele frequencies of the interbreeding populations to determine the genotype ...

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by wildfunguy
Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Gene Frequency
Replies: 8
Views: 9824

Evolutionary advantage of seeing 'upright'

... visual and motor cortices. You only assume your vision is upright because under normal circumstances all your senses are in agreement with your intuitive notion of what "down" is supposed to be. Alternatively, imagine what it would be like if your vision was NOT in agreement with your ...

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by EmperorSunshine
Mon May 21, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary advantage of seeing 'upright'
Replies: 17
Views: 12188
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