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Likelihood functions

Likelihood functions

functions constructed from a statistical model and a set of observed data which give the probability of that data for various values of the unknown model parameters. Those parameter values that maximise the probability are the maximum likelihood estimates of the parameters.

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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... to be expressed at precise times allowing for particular physiological functions to happen. Thus, it seems plausible that not only do the number ... I also apologize for the long post. The larger the post, the more likelihood of error it seems.

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by awkko808
Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Camouflage in nature

... characteristics develop if they all independently increased the likelihood of survival? Of course they could, they would and they did. The ... happen to fly, but until someone explains how Bernoulli's principle functions (at least in principal), it still looks like a flying piece of ...

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by Nick7
Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:33 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Camouflage in nature
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... also fairly well known. And some of the phenomena related to hormonal functions are indeed hardwired in the Y chromosome, or more precisely, are ... suffers some kind of trauma that is big enough to end their life. The likelihood of such an event just is much bigger for old people but that aside ...

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by biohazard
Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do women live longer than men?
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... of chloroplasts. In these complexes, chlorophyll serves two primary functions. The function of the vast majority of chlorophyll (up to several ... without other chlorophylls, but the absorption cross section (the likelihood of absorbing a photon under a given light intensity) is small. ...

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by dipjyoti
Sun Sep 24, 2006 7:48 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
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hey!!! can someone check this for me? thanks

... Answer: C 2. Cigarette smoke is a carcinogen because it increases the likelihood of cancer by affecting the gene that regulates cell growth. Based ... contain a special enzyme called reverse transcriptase which functions in this invasion. It thus appears that the function of transcriptase ...

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by bobs
Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: hey!!! can someone check this for me? thanks
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