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Obsolete

1. No longer in use; gone into disuse; disused; neglected; as, an obsolete word; an obsolete statute; applied chiefly to words, writings, or observances.

2. (Science: biology) Not very distinct; obscure; rudimental; imperfectly developed; abortive.

Synonym: ancient, antiquated, old-fashioned, antique, old, disused, neglected. See ancient.

Origin: L. Obsoletus, p.p. Of obsolescere. See Obsolescent. Outdated or superceded.


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Re: A little help

... not have needed functions. However, I have read some material that states that they can have lesser functions as their primary functions become obsolete. It seems to be somewhat confusing depending on where you read. As far as organs used by individuals? Not really, in regards to this area I ...

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by Grisner
Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:23 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A little help
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Re: Evolution is not Darwinian

... the primary mode of evolution that is apparent in the Origin, but especially in the Modern Synthesis, became deeply suspicious if not outright obsolete, making room for a new worldview that gives much more prominence to non-adaptive processes"......"Collectively, the developments ...

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by Forests
Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:08 pm
 
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Topic: Evolution is not Darwinian
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Re: question for evolutionary biologist.

... act as an enzyme and, in so doing, catalyze its own self-replication. The problem now is that, as knowledge has accumulated, his idea has become obsolete. Challenges to this idea have been many and various (I refer not to any creationist literature). NASA has discounted it. One of the latest ...

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by scottie
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:50 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: question for evolutionary biologist.
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Re: Has evolution moved beyond neoDarwinism?

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by Forests
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:18 pm
 
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Topic: Has evolution moved beyond neoDarwinism?
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... Horizontal gene transfer is pervasive among prokaryotes: very few gene trees are fully consistent, making the original tree of life concept obsolete. A central trend that most probably represents vertical inheritance is discernible throughout the evolution of archaea and bacteria, although ...

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by scottie
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:16 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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