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Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac newton, or his discoveries. Newtonian philosophy, the philosophy of Sir Isaac Newton; applied to the doctrine of the universe as expounded in Newton's Principia, to the modern or experimental philosophy (as opposed to the theories of Descartes and others), and, most frequently, to the mathematical theory of universal gravitation.

(Science: astronomy) Newtonian telescope, a reflecting telescope, in which rays from the large speculum are received by a plane mirror placed diagonally in the axis, and near the open end of the tube, and thrown at right angles toward one side of the tube, where the image is formed and viewed through the eyeplace. Newtonian theory of light. See note under Light.

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... should be "it ain't ecology." Ok, it was a more ecologically-minded conference but he made a good point. Rocket science is based on Newtonian physics that is well understood. Ecology, on the other hand, is FAR more complex and not understood anywhere nearly as well.

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by thoffnagle
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is evolution as simple as we think?
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Theories - Origin of Life

... common descent.Is there something that is half-non-organic e half-organic? A kind of link between life and non-life? A link between the mechanical Newtonian state of matter in the world of 4 billion years ago and the biological organization of matter that appeared 500 millions years later? The ...

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by TheMatrixDNA
Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Are Creationists more right than evolutionists after all

... randomness becomes near true randomness and so comes within the scope of quantum mechanics and later it becomes very imperceptible in Newtonian mechanics, finally disappearing in relativistic mechanics. .

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by maunas
Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Are Creationists more right than evolutionists after all
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Views: 23175

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... another space dimension. With respect your comment suggests you don’t appear to have a grasp of General Relativity, and how it is different from Newtonian physics. - a common confusion. GR provides a framework under which the laws of physics look the same for everyone at every moment, regardless ...

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by scottie
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Is DNA living or non-living thing?? get the answer here

... some value of the above D. 3. Galactic clusters formed by conglomeration? Galactic clusters formed by Big-Bang's dispersion, evidenced by their Newtonian behaviour including expansion acceleration. 4. The universe expansion is fueled by the mass-to-enrgy reconversion. Eventually, as expansion ...

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by Dov Henis
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Is DNA living or non-living thing?? get the answer here
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