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1. The act of judging; the operation of the mind, involving comparison and discrimination, by which a knowledge of the values and relations of thins, whether of moral qualities, intellectual concepts, logical propositions, or material facts, is obtained; as, by careful judgment he avoided the peril; by a series of wrong judgments he forfeited confidence. I oughte deme, of skilful jugement, That in the salte sea my wife is deed. (Chaucer)

2. The power or faculty of performing such operations (see 1); especially, when unqualified, the faculty of judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely; good sense; as, a man of judgment; a politician without judgment. He shall judge thy people with righteousness and thy poor with judgment. (Ps. Lxxii. 2) Hernia. I would my father look'd but with my eyes. Theseus. Rather your eyes must with his judgment look. (Shak)

3. The conclusion or result of judging; an opinion; a decision. She in my judgment was as fair as you. (Shak) Who first his judgment asked, and then a place. (Pope)

4. The act of determining, as in courts of law, what is conformable to law and justice; also, the determination, decision, or sentence of a court, or of a judge; the mandate or sentence of god as the judge of all. In judgments between rich and poor, consider not what the poor man needs, but what is his own. (Jer. Taylor) Most heartily i do beseech the court to give the judgment. (Shak)

5. (Science: philosophy) That act of the mind by which two notions or ideas which are apprehended as distinct are compared for the purpose of ascertaining their agreement or disagreement. See 1. The compariso 1000 n may be threefold: (1) Of individual objects forming a concept. (2) Of concepts giving what is technically called a judgment. (3) Of two judgments giving an inference. Judgments have been further classed as analytic, synthetic, and identical. That power or faculty by which knowledge dependent upon comparison and discrimination is acquired. See 2. A judgment is the mental act by which one thing is affirmed or denied of another. (Sir W. Hamilton) The power by which we are enabled to perceive what is true or false, probable or improbable, is called by logicians the faculty of judgment. (Stewart)

6. A calamity regarded as sent by god, by way of recompense for wrong committed; a providential punishment. Judgments are prepared for scorners. . This judgment of the heavens that makes us tremble.

7. The final award; the last sentence.

judgment, abridgment, acknowledgment, and lodgment are in England sometimes written, judgement, abridgement, acknowledgement, and lodgement.

judgment is used adjectively in many self-explaining combinations; as, judgment hour; judgment throne. Judgment day, a proceeding by a judgment creditor against a judgment debtor upon an unsatisfied judgment. Arrest of judgment.

see arrest, judgment of god, a term formerly applied to extraordinary trials of secret crimes, as by arms and single combat, by ordeal, etc.; it being imagined that god would work miracles to vindicate innocence. See ordeal.

Synonym: discernment, decision, determination, award, estimate, criticism, taste, discrimination, penetration, sagacity, intelligence, understanding. See taste.

Origin: oe. Jugement, f. Jugement, LL. Judicamentum, fr. L. Judicare. See judge.

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Re: Evolution is not Darwinian

... recognition that to truth. That's just my opinion. You are still at an early point in what hopefully will be a lifetime of learning. Don't rush to judgment. Too many minds slam shut when that happens. But my opinions are not worth anything.

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by wbla3335
Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:12 pm
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Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense

... common Thus NS is wrong As a note this is where it can be seen that the notion of harmful or unfavorable genes becomes a subjective human value judgment and in effect is ridiculous . Namely in one case a person dies before reproducing because of inherited genes ie breast cancer gene then it ...

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by jumma
Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:58 pm
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Topic: Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense
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dinosuar extinction

@Canalon Very good point, it does look like it might not be true, someone else suggested the link, but next time I will use my own judgment. Thanks for informing me, God Bless

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by Jonl1408
Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:11 pm
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Re: Biologists cannot tell us what a species or phylum is

:!: Oh i see sorry gamila, Alex! I trusted your judgment!!! :cry: Heh naa ss'k i forgive you. gamila, you mean you have a Bachelor of science right?, I think it has been found now that you are Colin, i will assume that you are if you ignore that ...

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by futurezoologist
Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:16 am
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Any SOLID arguments against evolution?

... telling me of how Jesus made wine, healed people, walked on water, came back from the dead etc. etc. and unless they were all lying then does my judgment not stand? Could making wine from water not be related to elephants with eight heads? All I'm saying is that, if you want people to take your ...

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Sun May 31, 2009 10:36 pm
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