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Likelihood

Likelihood

1. Appearance; show; sign; expression. What of his heart perceive you in his face By any likelihood he showed to-day ? (Shak)

2. Likeness; resemblance. There is no likelihood between pure light and black darkness, or between righteousness and reprobation. (Sir W. Raleigh)

3. Appearance of truth or reality; probability; verisimilitude.

Origin: Likely _ -hood.


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How does DNA cladistics work???

... thus, it is the best phylogenetic hypothesis. This is a very simple explanation, and it is not considering more complex procedures such as maximum likelihood, etc.. Do you have other doubts? Did it help?

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by dgm
Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:03 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: How does DNA cladistics work???
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Views: 2153

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... though, it's how likely it is that it will still be around a million, or even a billion years from now. The longer the timescale, the higher the likelihood of drastic environmental changes. A very strong test is which organisms might survive past the death of our sun. Space-faring bacteria aside, ...

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by cakrit
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:03 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
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Views: 10693

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... your response. If intelligence was a truly superior trait, you'd see a lot more of it. Would you? Human brains are so incredibly complex, that the likelihood of them appearing seems staggeringly small. Three things make it likely (maybe even inevitable at large timescales) : that physical laws ...

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by cakrit
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:48 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
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Bear vs Gorilla Stand-Off. Who would win?

... as hunting in groups and tearing monkeys and antelopes apart. Gorillas live in Africa, while grizzly bears live in North America, so there is no likelihood of them coming into contact with one another in the wild, unless one of them were introduced into the habitat of the other. They also live ...

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by darrellacoustic
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:12 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Bear vs Gorilla Stand-Off. Who would win?
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Evolution is not Darwinian

... adaptive nature of evolution; clearly, genomes show very little if any signs of optimal design, and random drift constrained by purifying in all likelihood contributes (much) more to genome evolution than Darwinian selection.

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by Forests
Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:29 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution is not Darwinian
Replies: 4
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