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Magic

a comprehensive name for all of the pretended arts which claim to produce effects by the assistance of supernatural beings, or departed spirits, or by a mastery of secret forces in nature attained by a study of occult science, including enchantment, conjuration, witchcraft, sorcery, necromancy, incantation, etc. An appearance made by some magic. (Chaucer) Celestial magic, a supposed supernatural power which gave to spirits a kind of dominion over the planets, and to the planets an influence over men. Natural magic, the art of employing the powers of nature to produce effects apparently supernatural. Superstitious, or Geotic, magic, the invocation of devils or demons, involving the supposition of some tacit or express agreement between them and human beings.

Synonym: Sorcery, witchcraft, necromancy, conjuration, enchantment.

Origin: oe. Magique, L. Magice, gr. (sc), fr. See magic, and Magi.


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Which is the best calculation for growth?

... follows more-less semi-log growth (can you check it at least once, without the substances you're testing or whatever), than you can make as much magic as you want, but you will still have two numbers.

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by JackBean
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:27 pm
 
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Topic: Which is the best calculation for growth?
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Dr. Jobe Martin Arguments

... and then jerry rigged everything in true Rube Goldberg fashion so that it all works but in the most remarkably convoluted way. AND he did this by magic". That's his argument "I don't know so it must have been magic" or some other word you want to use to describe making an animal ...

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by solong4now
Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:14 am
 
Forum: Evolution
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Dr. Jobe Martin Arguments

... a process that has taken billions of years. But really I find it hard to understand how you could not believe since I am guessing you believe in magic and that all the animals just appeared just as they are and that man is the one who must of hunted the dinosaurs to extinction and that's why ...

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by solong4now
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:48 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Dr. Jobe Martin Arguments
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I'm writing a fictional short story. I have some questions.

It's your story. It's up to you. That's the beauty and magic of fiction. Everything you wish can happen in your mind and nobody can defy it. The question you need to ask yourself is what would happen that would be interesting and gripping enough to ...

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by blackbird27
Fri May 25, 2012 2:57 pm
 
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Topic: I'm writing a fictional short story. I have some questions.
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... problems and I will do that next. Jackbean I think we are getting onto the same page here. As you say even the building of gene trees is a little magic because we don’t know when and what changes happened. How true. If we don’t know or even understand what those basic fundamentals are, how can ...

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by scottie
Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:35 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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