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Malleable

Malleable

Capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers; applied to metals. Malleable iron, iron that is capable of extension or of being shaped under the hammer; decarbonised cast iron. See iron. Malleable iron castings, articles cast from pig iron and made malleable by heating then for several days in the presence of some substance, as hematite, which deprives the cast iron of some of its carbon.

Origin: f. Malleable, fr. LL. Malleare to hammer. See malleate.


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Re: Is complexity inevitable?

... 25 pennies, 25 nickels, 25 dimes, and 25 quarters. There will be 25×25×25×25 possible outcomes, a wider potentiality. I wouldn't say that all malleable complexity is intelligence, but intelligence does seem to be a sort of malleable complexity. As I ponder this, I wonder if our environmentally ...

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by wildfunguy
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:12 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
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Re: Dog Trainer comes up with Anti-evolution idiocy

... of a litter. So the distribution of genes is not by a random process of errors in transcription, but has a 'slippage' factor so that it can be malleable according to an energetic template. In other words, the temperamental flaw of each individual will be synced up with the temperamental flaws ...

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by Promethean
Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:19 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Dog Trainer comes up with Anti-evolution idiocy
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Proliferation and Precipitation Theory

I think you'll find that sexual selection traits in humans are not that malleable - there are basic universals, well-supported by studies. Other features vary not just between cultures but within cultures. There are too many necessary roles within human colonies ...

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by Darby
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:16 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Proliferation and Precipitation Theory
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God vs Evolution

... it" for you. But your ending does not end my own position, which I maintain is NOT unfounded, as you assert. You cannot know whether laws are malleable or not. You only can see them in the limits of your and your fellow humans' mortal lifespans in a shared, apparently consistent history of ...

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by robertkernodle
Mon May 21, 2007 6:26 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: God vs Evolution
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Views: 235607

God vs Evolution

... indevisisble from the string of relationships that led to it existing. it appears in your posts that you dont think that but think that laws are malleable and dont define whats really going on and at best are subjective fractured interpretation of a localised event. this pov is unfounded if it ...

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by narrowstaircase
Sun May 20, 2007 10:53 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: God vs Evolution
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