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Irrational

Irrational

1. Not rational; void of reason or understanding; as, brutes are irrational animals.

2. Not according to reason; absurd; foolish. It seemed utterly irrational any longer to maintain it. (i. Taylor)

3. (Science: mathematics) Not capable of being exactly expressed by an integral number, or by a vulgar fraction; surd; said especially of roots. See surd.

Synonym: absurd, foolish, preposterous, unreasonable, senseless. See absurd.

Origin: L. Irrationalis: cf. F. Irrationnel. See In- not, and rational.


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It matters in exactly the same way that evolution matters. The denial of free will is at least as irrational as the denial of evolution, both are observable. I still do not understand: how do you observe free will? I don't even know how to study that, because you can never ...

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by biohazard
Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:38 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
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... is just the question: does it really matter? It matters in exactly the same way that evolution matters. The denial of free will is at least as irrational as the denial of evolution, both are observable. If we deny that which is observably the case, then we have no non-arbitrary way in which ...

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by ughaibu
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:57 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
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Re: creationists on this forum

... our ways, and I like to think that some, perhaps unconsciously, are having doubts about their beliefs. Trying to have a rational discussion with irrational and/or closed minds is difficult and often futile, but censorship is never a good thing. I think that creationists should be allowed to come ...

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by wbla3335
Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:08 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: creationists on this forum
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Re: Mitochondrial disease

... mother is heterozygous for it. “however the father should not be able to pass on a mitochondrial disease to his children, therefore this theory is irrational” – not true. It can be caused by either mitochondrial genes (in which case it’s maternally inherited) OR by nuclear genes (in which case ...

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by Cat
Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:18 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Mitochondrial disease
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Mitochondrial disease

... the mitochondrial disease, however the father should not be able to pass on a mitochondrial disease to his children, therefore this theory is irrational. A mutation may have occurred during the development of the fetus and caused a mitochondrial disease. I do not know if my two theories are ...

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by Anna55
Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:06 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Mitochondrial disease
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