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1. To prove or show to be just; to vindicate; to maintain or defend as conformable to law, right, justice, propriety, or duty. That to the height of this great argument i may assert eternal providence, And justify the ways of god to men. (Milton) Unless the oppression is so extreme as to justify revolution, it would not justify the evil of breaking up a government. (E. Everett)

2. To pronounce free from guilt or blame; to declare or prove to have done that which is just, right, proper, etc.; to absolve; to exonerate; to clear. I can not justify whom the law condemns. (Shak)

3. To treat as if righteous and just; to pardon; to exculpate; to absolve. By him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. (acts xiii. 39)

4. To prove; to ratify; to confirm.

5. To make even or true, as lines of type, by proper spacing; to adjust, as type. See justification.

Synonym: to defend, maintain, vindicate, excuse, exculpate, absolve, exonerate.

Origin: f. Justifier, L. Justificare; justus just _ -ficare (in comp) to make. See just, and -fy.

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Genetics Pedigree Help Required

... then assume autosomal recessive and assign genotypes of affected and unaffected individuals.) Is this hearing loss trait X-linked recessive? Justify your answer based on expected genotypes if this were the inheritance pattern. Is this hearing loss trait X-linked dominant? Justify your answer ...

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by TheBell
Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetics Pedigree Help Required
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Re: Irrefutable Facts Against Evolution

... racists look for any reasoning to make their believes approved. And Darwinism may provide such. Exactly. They also used certain Bible verses to justify slavery. That doesn't mean Christianity leads to racism, it just means there are racist Christians.

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by wildfunguy
Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Irrefutable Facts Against Evolution
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Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... to the incoherent polemics of the Darwinian approach. The purpose of genders is a bit more theoretical issue. Genetic recombination does not justify the existence of genders, it can work without them. To demonstrate the concept, let me use an analogy: Let's say we have a book and then 10000 ...

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by Hunor
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
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Views: 14530

Is complexity inevitable?

... In any event, I would agree that the question is a scientific one, and does not demand a theistic answer.Just because some theists would use it to justify their beliefs doesn't mean that it must be false.

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by Luxorien
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
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Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... than the very bigots who are denigrating their intelligence? This is an area where people with deep-seeded insecurities and complexes try to justify themselves to themselves. I mean, actually citing clowns like Rushton and the other rogues gallery of pseudoscientific quacks in what is supposed ...

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by Seth90210
Thu May 23, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
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