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metaphysical

1. Of or pertaining to metaphysics.

2. According to rules or principles of metaphysics; as, metaphysical reasoning.

3. Preternatural or supernatural. The golden round Which fate and metaphysical aid doth seem To have thee crowned withal. (Shak)

Origin: Cf. F. Metaphysique. See Metaphysics.


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Neo-Orthogenesis and Neo-Darwinian evolution

... on the subject. I'm also not a believer in any of the Abrahamic religions or any established contemporary religion (although I do appreciate the metaphysical teachings from some Eastern traditions) and I reject the notion of any personal, anthropomorphic god. I am an Intrinsic Teleological Pantheist; ...

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by valetudo
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:12 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Neo-Orthogenesis and Neo-Darwinian evolution
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I was referring to events purely within the natural sciences with no metaphysical or philosophical aspect in mind. With the word/term 'determinism' I meant that each reaction in the world is determined by the reactions preceding it and that each reaction determines ...

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by ughaibu
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:57 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
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Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?

... me here and therefore I used the term 'determinism' in a wrong context. I was referring to events purely within the natural sciences with no metaphysical or philosophical aspect in mind. With the word/term 'determinism' I meant that each reaction in the world is determined by the reactions ...

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by biohazard
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:36 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
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Finally, do you think that everything is open, that nothing is determined or destined to happen, and if so, where does this uncertainty and possibility for different outcomes stem from? If the world we inhabit is a non-determined world, then nothing is determined. Determinism is a global thesis, al...

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by ughaibu
Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:31 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
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Now, I may have not fully understood your example, as to me it still seems that you take the one exit you take based on the stimulus obtained from your environment. . . Determinism is a global thesis; a world is determined if the following three conditions obtain: 1) at all times the world has a de...

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by ughaibu
Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:14 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
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