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Irreducible

1. Incapable of being reduced, or brought into a different state; incapable of restoration to its proper or normal condition; as, an irreducible hernia.

2. (Science: mathematics) incapable of being reduced to a simpler form of expression; as, an irreducible formula.

(Science: mathematics) irreducible case, a particular case in the solution of a cubic equation, in which the formula commonly employed contains an imaginary quantity, and therefore fails in its application. Irreducibleness, Irreducibly.


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What do you do when talking to creationists?

What is irreducible complexity? If it is another term for biodiversity there is certainly nothing irreducible about it! It is being reduced by tens of species as I write this. A good argument would be looking at a foetus. Every ...

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by animartco
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:40 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What do you do when talking to creationists?
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What do you do when talking to creationists?

... is the best way of dealing with Young Earth (YEC) arguments? In particular I'd appreciate help arguing against the following two points: 1. Irreducible complexity disproves evolution. If IC disproves evolution then why does IC's best known proponent (Michael J. Behe) accept common descent? ...

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by FriarBroccoli
Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:40 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What do you do when talking to creationists?
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What do you do when talking to creationists?

... creationist "arguments" and science knowledge in general. In particular I'd appreciate help arguing against the following two points: 1. Irreducible complexity disproves evolution. I generally try to refute this by bringing up the most common "example" of irreducible complexity, ...

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by Dubnium105
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:08 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What do you do when talking to creationists?
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Re: Refutation of Evolution theory

... works today, it's all incremental gradual change over time. Also, what exactly does preexisting subsystem even mean? All it seems to be is more irreducible complexity gibberish.

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by NMLevesque
Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:03 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Refutation of Evolution theory
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Re: mutations and dependencies

Never mind. This is actually the common argument against irreducible complexity. I thought I was being original. :( “… thus a complicated machine was gradually built up whose effective working was dependent upon the interlocking action of very numerous ...

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by wildfunguy
Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:33 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mutations and dependencies
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