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Law

Definition

noun, plural: laws

(general) A set of norms, which can be observed in both sociological and philosophical or semantic sense.

(science)

(1) An established principle thought to be universal and invariable.

(2) A scientific generalization based on empirical observations of physical behavior.


Supplement

In Biological Sciences, Mendelian inheritance and the Hardy-weinberg law in genetics are some of the examples of scientific laws.


Word origin: Old English lagu, from Prehistoric Old Norse *lagu, later lög (pl.)

Related terms: Faradays laws, law of the heart, laws of association, mendels laws, scaling laws.

Compare: theory, hypothesis.


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Re: Citing articles and copyright

No, you are not breaking the law. You must at a minimum quote the source and give credit. It is appreciated if you use the form because it cuts down on error in verifying who credit is due to. You should link to the source that you get ...

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by daniel.kurz
Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:58 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Citing articles and copyright
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Citing articles and copyright

... in the references, mainly because the article is intended for common people, not for other researchers. My questions: 1. Do I break any copyright law if I do not cite articles in the official way? 2. If I find a complete article in the PubMed Central, but the article was originally published in ...

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by boron
Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:40 pm
 
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Topic: Citing articles and copyright
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Re: Evolution or De-evolution?

... Further, you should study the frozen evolution, if you have problem with that. Living organisms always break the second thermodynamic law! What is the point anyway? That we were created because otherwise the second thermodynamics law would not work?

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by JackBean
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:18 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution or De-evolution?
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Re: How Does Natural Selection Create Ordered Variation?

... dynamic filter applied to a DINAMIC random input. So it'd be sort of like intersecting waves. They are just as likely to negate as to add up. The law of averages dictates that natural selection can't make any progress then, doesn't it? Think about it this way: You cannot delete established mutations. ...

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by Cat
Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:59 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: How Does Natural Selection Create Ordered Variation?
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How Does Natural Selection Create Ordered Variation?

... the effect of the previous beneficial mutation. So it'd be sort of like intersecting waves. They are just as likely to negate as to add up. The law of averages dictates that natural selection can't make any progress then, doesn't it? That pretty much sums up my position. If someone can please ...

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by Doom
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:18 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: How Does Natural Selection Create Ordered Variation?
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